In a major boost to Jammu Tourism potential, ambitious Jambu Zoo near Nagrota will be thrown open to the public on May 29 while the under construction Tirupati Balaji temple is scheduled to open its doors for devotees on June 8.
Official sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), nearly Rs 70 crore worth Zoo projects were completed in Mid May after which a team of Central Zoo Authority conducted an inspection for the registration purpose in the light of the mandatory clearance obtained by the Department of Wildlife of the Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Spread over 3200 kanals of land near Jammu city’s Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar highway, the Zoo is considered as North India’s largest Zoo and has become a major tourism highlight for people visiting Kashmir or Mata Vaishno Devi Temple shrine in Katra.
Interestingly the construction work of the Tirupati Balaji temple, located amidst the picturesque Shivalik forests in Majeen here, is in its final phase and the temple is scheduled to open its doors for devotees on June 8.
The temple, built on a 62-acre land at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore, is set to become one of the largest temples in the Jammu region and is expected to boost religious and pilgrimage tourism in the Union Territory