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Chill out this weekend with ice-cream festival at Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake

Organised by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation, the second edition of the festival held in the sweltering June summer, has big names of the ice-cream industry, including international brands, taking part.

punjab Updated: Jun 10, 2017 14:39 IST
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Visitors at ice cream festival in Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake on Friday.
Visitors at ice cream festival in Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Visitors to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh are in for an ice-cream treat.

A three-day ice-cream festival, which began on Friday, is on at the popular tourist destination of City Beautiful.

Organised by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation, a government arm to promote tourism in the Union Territory (UT), the second edition of the festival held in the sweltering June summer, has big names of the ice-cream industry, including international brands, taking part.

“This is a great platform for companies to showcase new flavours. Besides the standard ice-cream flavours, we have sugar-free variants for the health conscious this time,” says Rajiv Sinha, the manager at the Cream Bell stall.

In the absence of any promotion by CITCO, the footfall was usual with most weekend visitors in for a pleasant surprise. Four huge ice-cream cones invited them to white tents put up to sell different brands of ice-cream.

“We visit the lake every weekend. So I was here with my family to enjoy boating when I saw these stalls,” said Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Railway Colony, Chandigarh.

“CITCO should organise such events more often but they should publicise them to get a better response,” said another visitor.

Besides Cream Bell, Mother Dairy, London Dairy, Keventers, Baskin Robbins, Vadilal, Vita, Cafe Coffee Day, Giani, and Verka are taking part in the festival that concludes on Sunday. Local brands such as Jas & Mey, Welcome Hotel Bella Vista, HF Super and Lahori Kulfi also made their presence felt at the fest.