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Jammu And Kashmir Government To Build 16 Viewpoints On Dal Lake

Written By Asia News International | Mumbai | Published:

The Jammu and Kashmir government is building 16 viewpoints (ghats) on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar for the convenience of tourists.

"There are around 16 points that we call "ghats" that are being developed with a blend of modern and traditional architecture," N A Wani, Director Kashmir Tourism said.

Last month, it was reported that in an effort to attract tourists and restore the sheen of the famous island Char Chinari located at the Dal Lake, the tourism authorities will be planting two new Chinar trees on the island.

It is a popular tourist destination and used to be one of the favourite spots to shoot Bollywood films. Kashmir is popular for its traditional cultures and heritage that has for years attracted tourists from across the world.

Read: North India Reels Under Intense Heat; Jammu Hottest At 40 Degrees

Earlier, several parts of north India continued to reel under scorching heat Wednesday with Jammu recording its season's hottest day at over 40 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological Department.

Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, for the first time this season, crossed the 40 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature recorded in Jammu was 40.1 degrees Celsius - 3.3 notches above the normal during this time of the season, a Met Department official said.

He said the minimum temperature in the city also continued its upward trend and settled at 25.5 degrees Celsius, which is 2.5 degrees above the normal.