ADGP, Div Com flag off Bike Rally to Mark World Tourism Day


JAMMU : Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh and Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, in presence of Director Tourism, Jammu Vivekanand Rai, on Monday flagged off a bike rally here from Jammu Tawi Golf Course Sidhra.

The Rally was hosted by the Tourism Directorate Jammu to mark the World Tourism Day.

Around 60 Bikers participated in the Bike Rally which covered Tourist Destinations Surinsar, Mansar, Mahanpur, Basohli and PurthuBeach. Pertinent to mention here is that the area from Surinsar to Basohli via Billawar is connected with numerous link roads which offer a scenic and panoramic view of natural wonders.

The Chief Guest of the occasion ADGP, Jammu said that the Bike Rally from Jammu to Basohli via Surinsar will surely help in attracting tourists especially adventure enthusiasts.

The Guest of honour on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Raghav Langer said that the rally will help in building a positive image of the UT and bring Basohli in the limelight on the National Fora owing to its glorious historical past, rich cultural heritage, unique monuments, miniature painting and for the natural beauty gifted by the bountiful nature.

The Director Tourism, Jammu informed that the objective of this Bike Rally is to promote the unexplored destinations in Jammu Region especially Purthu Beach Basohli. With autumn days quickly approaching, fall is the idyllic time to celebrate the most brilliant hues and outdoor beauty the region of Jammu has to offer “These activities shall also boost the local economy and generate employment opportunities for the host population,” he added. He further informed that a 3 Day Trekking expedition to Shankhpal is being organized from 28th September, 2021 onwards.

Deputy Director Tourism Publicity, Naresh Kumar asked the bikers to cover this scenic and adventurous route and write blogs/ articles on social media after visiting the places so that people come to know about the beauty and other adventure destinations of the region. The Bikers were welcomed by CEO, SMDA, Dr. Gurvinderjeet Singh at Mansar and the authority hosted a Tea break for them. The Bikers while traversing several picturesque locations clicked photographs enroute Basohli. The bikers were flagged in at TRC Basohli by CEO, LSDA, DC Bhatti, Aman Anand Tehsildar Basohli, Shaziya Mir, SDPO Basohli. The rally was held by following all the Covid-19 Protocols and were excited to share their experiences on social media.

Bhanu Jamwal from Iron Hawks Royal Enfield Bikers Club, J&K said that Basohli is a beautiful tourist destination and adventure enthusiasts should explore the region time and again. Rahul Gupta from SHRC club, one of the participants, thanked the tourism department for holding this rally and requested the department to come forward with more such events in future. In the end the participants were presented certificates and safety helmets at Purthu Beach, Basohli by CEO, LSDA and Deputy Director Tourism, Publicity Jammu.

A good number of tourists encamp at the beautiful beach and enjoyed the rattling of the water waves and those of the ripples striking the shores. The crystal clear water of Ranjit Sagar lake and especially at the beach gives an invitation to the tourists.

The Tourism of Basohli is yet in its infancy as such, the Bike Rally will surely open the gateway to invite the tourists of the world to come and explore upcoming adventure destination i.e. Basohli.


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