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An overview at the prevailing tourism activity suggests that Kashmir has a vast and as of yet unexplored tourism potential. A state of-the-art multipurpose centre which provided information to a visitor on all aspects of tourism in the state was required. The previous tourist reception centre which was burnt in 2005 was serving the visitors in quite an effective manner.

Following the fire, the Department of Tourism proposed to shift the location of the reception centre from the original site to Nowgam and acquired about 100 kanals of land in Nowgam, which falls in the District Budgam for the reconstruction of a tourist reception centre. The site is located near the recently built railway station at Nowgam. The site for the proposed Tourist Centre is at a comfortable distance from the airport and the main city.

  • The Proposed Tourist Reception Centre is envisaged as a “Gateway Building” that will provide Information, Lodging, Shopping and Restaurant facility.
  • The T.R.C will reflect its function and represent architectural heritage of the Kashmir region.
  • Integrate suitably with the traditional architectural traditions of Kashmir.
  • Is of an appropriate design and scale to fulfill the multiple functions associated with its role.

The building is designed on the basis of environmental friendly, sustainable architecture. The design also envisages the use of passive solar heating to compliment the lighting requirements. Care has been taken to make the building user-friendly and therefore incorporates features such as ramps etc. for use of physically challenged visitors. The Tourist Reception Centre at Nowgam will also be designed as a cohesive unit having all the facilities like the general tourist info block, guest accommodation, restaurant and the shopping kiosks well connected to each other like a web. The premises shall offer free and easy access to all the blocks. The tourist reception centre will have adequate parking facility. The guest accommodation shall have around 50 rooms, out of which 10 are single bedded and rest are double bedded. A separate dormitory which can accommodate 20 people is also proposed to be constructed elsewhere near the hotel block.



 

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