Foreign govts appealed to lift travel advisory on Kashmir
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 14: Appealing foreign countries to lift travel advisories on Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, said the state was as safe as other parts of the world.
Interacting with a group of Canadian tourists here last evening, the Minister said: “Kashmir known as paradise on earth is all season destination for tourists.”
He said: “We have created several tourist attractions in all the regions with focus on adventure, golf, health and conventional tourism.”
“We are working for developing virgin tourism spots like Yousmarg, Doodpathari, Baderwah and Bangus,” he said.
The Minister apprised the delegation that Jammu and Kashmir government was specially focusing on promoting tourism in the state.
“We offer a beautiful blend of natural beauty and hospitality. Kashmir has lots of adventure activities in winter, where in Gulmarg is one of the key destinations offering Skiing, Heli-skiing, Gondola and many more,” he said.
Expressing their feelings about Jammu and Kashmir the Canadian tourists said that they overwhelmed by the beauty of Kashmir and pledged to take up the issue of lifting travel advisories on Kashmir with their government.
“We want to come back along with nears and dears and stay here for more time to explore different destinations and know more about the culture and local people”.
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