The tableau of Jammu & Kashmir with its theme “Naya Jammu & Kashmir” on Thursday showcased the pilgrim and recreational tourism potential of J&K at the Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path here.
Tourism in J&K has achieved a boost during recent years and registered a record tourist footfall of 1.62 crore for the first time in the history of 75 years of Independent India.
The hilly regions have varied fauna and are home to the once endangered Kashmiri Stag, locally called Hangul, the common leopard and newly declared UT bird Kalij Pheasant.
The tractor portion of the tableau showcased sculptures of a Leopard, Kashmiri Stags and Kalij pheasant in the wild setting. The trolley portion showcased tulip gardens, lavender cultivation and women working on a Lavender farm.
The mud houses being promoted to offer eco-friendly living for tourists was displayed in the center.