Doodhpathri attracts 70,000 visitors on 4 Eid days

Budgam: Doodhpathri, a picturesque place in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has witnessed a massive rush of visitors during the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, with nearly 70,000 people visiting over the course of four days.

Chief Executive Officer of the Doodhpathri Development Authority (DDA), Dr Nargis Suraya said the location has been a major draw for festival-goers.

Providing the official data, she said that on June 17, a total of 9,103 people visited Doodhpathri, including 103 locals and 9,000 domestic tourists.

The second day, June 18, saw an increase of 12,400 visitors, comprising 2,400 locals and 10,000 domestic tourists. The third day recorded the highest influx with 31,009 visitors, including 16,000 locals, 15,000 domestic tourists, and nine international visitors. On the fourth day, June 20, 15,203 visitors arrived, with 4,200 locals and 11,003 domestic tourists.

The CEO, DDA said the government aims to transform Doodhpathri into a year-round tourist destination and has implemented various measures to boost tourism. “Last year, the spot attracted a record-breaking number of visitors, with over three million people visiting throughout the year,” she said.

Dr Nargis expressed optimism about surpassing last year’s tourist numbers, saying there is a strong potential for a record-breaking year for Doodhpathri—(KNO)

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