Kashmir: Zurimanj village in Bandipora emerges as new tourist destination

Zurimanj village in Northern Kashmir, also known as Bangladesh is quickly gaining a reputation for its impeccable natural beauty and scenic surroundings. The village is situated in the Bandipora district of Northern Kashmir.

Zurimanj village in Northern Kashmir, also known as Bangladesh, is quickly gaining a reputation for its impeccable natural beauty and scenic surroundings. The village is situated in the Bandipora district of north Kashmir. The village is quickly becoming a feature of interest in several tourist places to visit. The longest river in South Asia, Wular Lake, runs along the village.

Due to the increasing popularity of the village among the tourists, the local population have come to rejoice. The Wular Lake offers the tourists of the village a large number of activities, including boating, fishing and birdwatching. These activities attract the attention of several tourists from across the country


The boost in tourism has led to several positive impacts on the local economy of the village. The boost in the village’s economy brings more employment and opportunities to the local population. Accordingly, the people of the Zurimanj village are thrilled at the prospect of the increase in tourism to the village. 

The villagers further believe that the government should give better facilities to the people of the village. They state that if more facilities are available to the village, it will attract more tourists. The village is the best tourist destination for the lovers of nature. The tourists have also seconded this view

Some non-local tourists have claimed the superiority of the natural beauty of the village. They have also claimed that the government of Kashmir should give more opportunities and facilities to the village. To increase the tourism prospect of the village, two local brothers of the village have come up with the idea of the first shikara in the lake. 

This is the first initiative to attract more tourists to the village. The starters of the initiative, Firdous Ahmad Bhat and Ghulam Hassan, have stated that it took them several days to make the shikara. The locals have also welcomed the initiative by the two boys. 

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