Srinagar: Batalik, which witnessed intense battle between Pakistani intruders and Indian army during 1999 Kargil war, was today opened to tourists with a three-day tourists Mela (fair) taking off in Dard Tribal area of Darchaks.
The fair aimed at attracting tourists to Batalik, 220 kms from here, has been organised by the state Tourism department.
Kargil being developed as ideal tourist destination
Ghulam Hassan Khan, Lok Sabha member from Ladakh, in his address impressed upon the local people to convert their houses into Guest houses to earn from tourism.
He announced alloting Rs 2.50 lakh from his MPLAD fund for preserving heritage spots of the area.