Zurimanz, also known as Bangladesh, a village located in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, is rapidly becoming a hot tourist destination in the region. Visitors from all parts of India are flocking to this picturesque village to experience its breathtaking beauty and serene surroundings.
At the heart of Zurimanz is the magnificent Wular Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in South Asia. The lake provides a stunning backdrop for visitors to enjoy a wide range of activities, including boating, fishing, and birdwatching. Tourists can also take a stroll along the lake’s banks, admiring the beautiful scenery and enjoying the fresh air.
In Zurimanz as a thriving tourist destination. The village’s infrastructure has been improved, and several facilities have been added to attract visitors. There are now several hotels and guesthouses in the village, offering comfortable accommodation for tourists. The local authorities have also organised several cultural events and festivals to showcase the village’s rich cultural heritage.The view here is totally amazing. We believe if this village is developed well and given the best facilities, more people will start visiting here,” said a group of non-local tourists. To boost tourism at Wular Lake, two brothers from Zurimanz hamlet have created the first-ever shikara and launched it in the lake. Firdous Ahmad Bhat (42) and Ghulam Hassan (40) came up with the idea to improve their means of sustenance and entice more visitors to the lake.
Firdous stated that it took them many days to build the shikara with the aim of attracting more and more tourists to the lake. “Wular is a beautiful lake. Visitors or tourists who come to Kashmir from different parts of India should visit this lake as it has all the beauty to enthral nature lovers,” said Firdous. this was mentioned in their intervention with ANI.Firdous also highlighted the need to save the lake from pollution, as it is not only a source of income for thousands of fishermen but also a vital part of the ecosystem. The locals have welcomed the brothers’ efforts, with many hailing it as a great step towards revitalizing the forgotten lake. The tourists from outside have also started arriving in the village after people took note of them on social media.
The efforts made by the two brothers from Zurimanz hamlet to boost tourism at Wular Lake have been widely appreciated. The introduction of the shikara is a step towards promoting sustainable tourism and raising awareness about the importance of preserving the lake’s ecosystem. The government’s support for the locals and commitment to promoting tourism in the region has brought hope and optimism to the villagers.
Recently a South Indian crew even shot s movie in the area.
The villagers are happy with the support provided by the government and are hopeful that their village will soon become a popular tourist destination. “We are grateful to the government for providing us with the necessary support. We hope that more tourists will visit our village and help us improve our livelihoods,” said a local resident.
Tourists visiting Zurimanz are often amazed by the village’s natural beauty and the warm hospitality of the local people. Many visitors have described the village as a hidden gem, and they have expressed their desire to visit the place again.
Speaking about the growing popularity of Zurimanz, a local tourism official said, “We are delighted to see the increasing number of visitors to our village. Zurimanz has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty and cultural heritage, and we are committed to promoting the village as a must-visit destination.”
With its stunning natural beauty, serene surroundings, and warm hospitality, Zurimanz is poised to become one of the top tourist destinations in Kashmir. The village offers a unique experience for visitors, who can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Wular Lake and the rich culture of the local people.