Nestled in the midst of striking natural landscapes in the midst of the majestic Himalayas, bounded by the abundance of vivid Himalayan flora lies the sacred Hemkund Sahib, now considered the fifth dham of the revered Hindu shrinesâ€“ a unique star-shaped structure adding a feather to the cap of the natural beauty throughout. Further, one can follow the trail of the Valley of flowers & relish in the sprawling greens shaded with the hues of the vivid flowers & breath-taking views of the Himalayan & Zanskar ranges. It is indeed the perfect combination â€“ indulging in the spiritual essence of the sacred shrine of the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara & witnessing the splendour of the Valley of flowers. Continue reading God’s Abode in the Midst of Natural Bounty: Hemkund Sahib Tour
The ten-day Manipur Sangai Festival which unlike the previous years could not attract much crowd concluded Wednesday with colorful cultural dances and fireworks at the Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT).
Chief minister, O Ibobi Singh and deputy chief minister Gaikhangam were among others who attended the concluding function of the festival held this evening.
The chief minister claimed the gala event as successful while asserting that the objective of attracting tourism was able to an expected level even as it failed to attract crowd unlike the previous editions.
Despite the prevailing chaotic situation arising out of demonetization and economic blockade on the national highways, over 300 foreign tourists including official delegations from Myanmar, Thailand and other countries and thousands of domestic tourists came to the state during the festival.
Even as the festival failed to attract much crowd unlike the previous editions, on the last day, a good number of people thronged the festival venue to witness the last day of the festival. Unlike the other days, many had to back disappoint as they could not get the entry pass to the festival venue.
Ticket counter located at the back side of City Convention Center, Palace Gate ran out of ticket in the afternoon. They have sold around 20,000 tickets on the last day.