An eco-park, developed by Department of Environment and Remote Sensing (DERS) as a potential tourist attraction, was thrown open to visitors in Ganderbal district, an official spokesman said today.

Spread over an area of over two acres of land at Kijipora near Kangan, 40 kms from here, on Srinagar-Leh National highway, the ‘Baba Nizam-ud-din’ park has a panoramic view for picnickers and visitors including the Amarnath pilgrims preferring Baltal route.

The park was dedicated to the public by Forest minister Mian Altaf Ahmad.

The steep slopes of the hillock that form part of the park have been brought under eco-restoration by planting various broad-leaved and coniferous plant species.

The expansion of the eco-park will be shortly taken up along the banks of river Sindh, the minister said.