Jammu: With Jammu receiving ample snowfalls this year, the state tourism department has decided to cash in on the situation by organizing snow carnival at Patnitop, a famous tourist place. During the three-day long carnival winter games and other cultural programmes will be held to attract tourists.

It was in the year 1998 that a snow carnival was organized at Patnitop. Since then there had been no such event in the wake of scant snowfall. Therefore, the tourism department's plan of organizing the carnival all these years could not materialize.

Director of Jammu tourism department, Robin Singh Mehta, said, “Finally we have got a good chance to organize the carnival after a long wait. The carnival will begin from March 3 and go on for three days.