A popular tourist attraction in Jammu, Bagh-E-Bahu recently played host to colourful dancing fountains as well as light and sound shows. The first of its kind in the region, the initiative aims to spotlight the culture and heritage of Jammu. Here’s everything you need to know. Eshita Srinivas
Situated on the banks of the Tawi river, right next door to the popular Bahu Fort, Bagh-e-Bahu has serene, lush lawns and stunning blooming flowers. Visitors to the region often head to this spot and to make their itineraries a lot more entertaining, the government recently launched a series of light and sound and musical fountain shows in the garden.
The new attractions at Bagh-e-Bahu are powered by the latest technologies
The shows were inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who stated that the project, which is the first of its kind in Jammu, will showcase the cultural heritage of the region and further enhance its tourism industry, The Print reports. The attractions are a unique blend of traditional and modern and are reportedly fitted with the latest projection, mapping, sound, and laser technologies. Computer-generated imagery will highlight the history and legacy of Jammu and the show will go on for 15-20 minutes. During the inaugural show, the evolution of Jammu, from the days of Raja Jambu Lochan and fun insights into the region’s unique cultural heritage was shared.
The spectacular light and sound show at Bagh-e-Bahu inaugurated by the H’ble LG of J&K @manojsinha_ . A truly delightful experience for everyone.#DekhoApnaDesh @diprjk @OfficeOfLGJandK @tourismgoi @incredibleindia @nitishwarKumar @SarmadHafeez3 @DrGnitoo @JammuTourism pic.twitter.com/F0kC3Xxfdg
— Jammu & Kashmir Tourism (@JandKTourism) February 12, 2022
Dedicated to the people of Jammu, the space has a seating capacity of 400 people. In a report by United News of India (UNI), Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism, Jammy stated that these new additions were sanctioned at a cost of INR 10.82 crore. This goes towards the new drive of tapping into the tourism potential of Jammu, which has been in full swing these past few months. Attesting to this, Sinha said in the report by UNI, “Jammu offers a spiritual and scenic richness that is divine. It has a vast tourism potential and we are developing 37 offbeat destinations in the Jammu division that will boost the economy and provide a large number of jobs to the people.”
The administration, he added, is looking to develop several other underrated tourist spots in the region. The latest venture within this includes a range of new highways, tunnels, and related infrastructure to improve connectivity within the region, Times of India reports.
Feature and hero image: Office of LG, Jammu and Kashmir/Twitter