Indian Army Organises Mahu Valley Winter Carnival and Cultural Festival 2023, at Vill Mahu in Ramban
Indian Army in joint collaboration with District Administration, Ramban, Department of Tourism, Jammu, JKTDC and local tour operators organised Mahu Valley Winter Carnival and Cultural Festival 2023, at village Mahu in Ramban district. The carnival was inaugurated on 12 Mar 2023 and will culminate on 14 Mar 2023. The grand event was conceptualised jointly after the success of the Winter Carnival in Mahu organised last year with an aim to promote offbeat tourist destinations in Jammu division. Parts of Jammu division are also blessed with pristine natural beauty which are yet to be explored. The carnival was thronged by tourists from length and breadth of the country, ranging from Bengaluru to Chandigarh. The carnival provided an opportunity for local entrepreneurs who are entering into the tourism and hospitality industry. Festival comprised a wide variety of entertainment programmes attracting interest from all sections of society. Tanveer, a local youth of Mahu village launched his tourism youth portal namely Mahu Valley and organised events under the banner of his newly launched enterprise. Mori, close to Mahu, was offered as an adventure destination with home stays serving flavour of local cuisines, cultural performances of local artists, a wide range of adventure activities like, trekking and night camping in natural environs of coniferous forests. Sprawled in lush green meadows of Nawan, Burjdalau & Trajebal, the fest was witnessed by nearly 3000 locals and tourists. The festival was graced by Senior Military and Civil dignitaries who complimented the organisers of the event and expressed gratitude on collaborative efforts of Indian Army and Civil Administration. They further stated that such events besides promoting tourism and local culture bring self-pride to the village and its inhabitants. Later, the chief Guests felicitated winners of the competitions and artists of cultural performances.