The Tourism Department and District Administration organised a Bangus Tourism Mela 2022 in the lush green meadows of Bangus Valley in Kupwara district. Khalid Jahangir, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara inaugurating the mega mela stated that the aim was to explore, promote and publicise the event so that the whole Kupwara district benefits. Locals say the J&K LG Shri Manoj Sinha has put the Bangus Mela event on the international tourist map because of which Kupwara is witnessing a lot of visitors, be it locals, national or international. The valley of Bangus is, indeed, an unseen paradise with inherent beauty and greenery, a tourist expressed. During the two-day mela, several performances were held by artists, school children and pony walas.