Srinagar The second Mughal Road Car Rally was flagged off on Sunday with more than 140 participants taking part in the race which takes the motorists on the historic road, which is the only natural pathway connecting valley with the rest of the co
The rally was flagged off from here by Jammu & Kashmir Minister of Tourism Nawang Rigzin Jora and Minster of State for Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani.
‘Around 70 vehicles comprising of 140 drivers and navigators are participating in the race,’Director J& K Tourism Farooq Shah told PTI. The Mughal Road Car Rally takes the route from Srinagar to Dubjan in south Kashmirs Shopian district to Peer Ki Gali, Bufliaz in Jammu divisions Rajouri distirct and will return from Jammu, Bani Baderwah, Kishtwar, Simthan Pass, Anantnag and back to Srinagar, where the rally will conclude tommorow evening.
This is the second edition of the rally since the road was opened for four wheel drive vehicles in 2009, on the ancient 84- kilometre Shopian- Bafliaz stretch of the Mughal road.
The route linking Kashmir with Poonch and Rajouri districts of the Jammu division has several rest houses, huts and many other historical monuments constructed by Mughal emperors.
Mughal road was the only natural passage available centuries ago, when Mughals emperors and their ministers would visit Kashmir. Shah said the winner will be given a prize money of Rs 10 lakh.
‘There are participants from all over the country.
They will have to travel on approximately 600 kms,’he said.