Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct. 18 -- : The two-day Autumn Festival organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department at the Pahalgam area of Anantnag came to a close on Sunday.

The festival was conducted with the objective of reviving the tourism sector which had been adversely affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nisar Ahmad, Director of Tourism in Kashmir said, "This festival was organized to revive our economy. For the last six months, people stayed at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want Pahalgam to be revived as a go-to tourist destination and hope our products come to be known across the world."

The festival included an exhibition of village crafts drawn from the adjoining village tapestry of cottage craft and han...