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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Tourism sector is the prime driver of the economy of Jammu & Kashmir. As such, the Department of Tourism has a significant role to prepare and project the UT of J&K as a preferred Tourist destination in the country. The Department has two provincial directorates one each at Jammu and Srinagar and tourist Offices at all tourist resorts of the UT. In addition, there are 6 promotional offices outside the UT, one each at New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.. Besides there are 20 area specific tourism development authorities in UT each headed by a chief executive officer, actively involved in harnessing the tourism potential and creation of tourist infrastructure in the areas of their operation. The department has also administrative control on two corporations, some clubs and five societies (see lists on home page). The role and objectives of tourism is as under.

  • Overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the UT.
  • Support to the private sector industry in the form of incentives for setting up various tourist facilities as well as for promotion and marketing of their products and services.
  • Promotion and marketing of various tourist destinations and products of the UT.
  • Regulation of the travel-trade by enforcement of provisions of J&K Registration of Tourist Trade Act.
  • Creation of tourism related infrastructure through public investment.
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  • Regulating the development of Destinations in a planned manner keeping the carrying capacity, ecological balance and environmental concerns in mind.
  • Developing skills among the youth to make them employable in tourism Sector as service providers.
  • Organizing various festivals and events and participating in travel marts, road shows and FAM tours at national and international level.

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'Kashmir is heaven and we felt that way': J&K saw record tourist arrivals in 2023

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J&K has registered a record over 2 crore tourist arrivals this year with officials crediting the G20 events held in the valley.

Srinagar: The year 2023 proved to be a particularly good year for the tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir with a record arrival of over 2 crore tourists.

"So, 2023 has been one of the most phenomenal years in terms of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir. By the 7th of December this year, we already crossed the figure of 2 crore (tourist arrivals). Last year, we reached 1.88 crore. This year, we have breached that figure and I am expecting by 31st December, that figure will be crossed in a big way," Secretary Tourism Syed Abid said.

According to the J&K tourism department, the Union Territory witnessed a surge in foreign tourist arrivals in 2023. A large part of those arrivals was due to several G20 events being hosted across the erstwhile state, including in Srinagar.

"In terms of foreign tourist arrivals, this is a very positive trend after many decades. It has provided a massive fillip to the local economy. Now you know that tourism contributes somewhere around 7.3 percent of our GSDP, in the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. And close to around 2.2 million jobs directly and indirectly," Abid said.

According to the Tourism Department, the promotion of rural, remote, and relatively lesser-known tourist destinations also contributed to the tourist boom in 2023. "One of the most important factors that the government has done is that border tourism is being promoted in a big way. So, we have a long LoC and you are aware that a lot of people are now venturing into these areas with the active support of the army and the tourism department. And one of the core focus areas has also been to provide tourists with a pleasurable experience. We have a lot of pilgrim tourism this year. We have a lot of experience in rural tourism," he said.

Officials in the Tourism Department state that the government promoted as many as 75 offbeat destinations in the Union Territory, to mark 75 years of India's independence. "Some of these include, Bhaderwah, Doodhpathri, Yousmarg, Verinag, Lolab, Bangus, Basholi and other destinations across J&K, including Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and so on," they said

Another reason for the visitor boom has been the warm hospitality tourists experience in Kashmir. Almost universally, visitors to the Union Territory express the feeling of having enjoyed a unique and unforgettable experience during their visits. "It's truly heaven. I have been to Switzerland. To be frank, it is comparable and you can truly say Kashmir is like Switzerland for India, definitely," said Asif Mehdi, a tourist from Mumbai.

Sneha, another tourist from Mumbai said she loved being in Kashmir. "It is said that Kashmir is the heaven of India and we are in heaven. We felt that way. ," she said. Asked what places she visited, Sneha said: "Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar and Sonamarg. I enjoyed all the places but the best of all was Sonamarg.”

In addition to horticulture, the tourism industry forms the backbone of Jammu and Kashmir's economy according to industry experts. Farooq Kuthoo, a Travel Agent & Executive Committee Member, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said G20 sent a positive message across the globe.

"This year we've had a record number of tourists visiting the Valley, both within the country as well as abroad. We've had a good footfall of foreign tourists also. After the G20 summit, a strong and positive message was sent across the globe." Stakeholders express optimism about 2024 being another record-breaking year for the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir. (With PTI inputs)

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2022 – A remarkable tourism year of Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir, often described as the switzerland of asia is a natural magnet for tourism with its alpine forests, balmy climate, high mountains, lakes, rushing streams, ski slopes and verdant valleys.

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In 2022, a remarkable achievement was witnessed in travel and tourism industry of Jammu and Kashmir as huge inflow of tourists were seen at all the tourist places enjoying their holidays with family and friends in all the four season round the year be it spring, summer, autumn and winter and huge rush of tourists were seen at all the tourist and religious places across the whole Jammu and Kashmir.

Almost all the hotels in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg hill resorts were seen fully occupied by domestic and foreign tourists on the Christmas and New Year occasions as rush of tourists were seen celebrating the two festive days in full humour.

Faheem Qureshi, a young entrepreneur of Srinagar city soon after completing degree in Tourism had setup his own business venture “Stay Pattern Hospitality Services” in 2019, first of its kind in Kashmir valley for the promotion of tourism business for top leading hotels in Gulmarg, Pahlagam, Sonamarg and Srinagar city for all the four seasons. Faheem seems to be very optimistic about the winter tourism and is expecting high international and domestic tourists in the winter season for Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg tourist resorts as huge snowfall is expected and can attract more and more tourists.

Faheem starts every day with a mission to help travelers & hospitality partners for achieving their dreams in a responsible manner and wants to provide his business partners with excellent management services to boost their business and also keeps a vision to be one of the leading & trusted hospitality management companies and to build an immense trust among the business partners and clients.

Stay Pattern Hospitality Services according to Faheem Qureshi currently handles the marketing and promotional business of leading hotels of Kashmir valley including The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar, Shaw Inn, Gulmarg, Arco Hotels & Resorts, Sonamarg, Lake Avenue at Dal Lake and are planning to expand with seven more by the end of this year as tourists arrival are expected to be much more in the ensuing winter.

Faheem with his High‐performing, strategic‐thinking professional with more than 10 years' experience in Marketing and Communication, Branding, PR,Advertising, Digital Marketing , Sales and Customer Care believes adept at assessing needs, generating options, and implementing solutions in collaboration with clients and businesspartners.

He further says that his personal goal is to help the community grow and expand in the field of tourism with proper guidance in sales and marketingtechniques and want his clients to have an extraordinary experience in our valley and he is commitment and passion to deliver promises which will enhance profitability while being emancipated from daily management responsibilities.

As already around 1.62 crore tourists have visited Jammu and Kashmir since January 2022 and it is the highest ever tourist inflow figure in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, and Christmas and new year celebrations were seen full of tourists enjoying the festival in full fever at all leading tourist places of Jammu and Kashmir despite the bone chilling cold weather.

The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department hosted mega events on all the top tourist destinations across the region like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop to keep a celebrations atmosphere for all the tourists and locals on the New Year celebrations.

To maximize tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, direct international flights have also been introduced apart from the leisure activities that form a core part of tourism, better security and resulting faith in the law and order mechanism of the region have ensured that religious tourism within the union territory have always taken place smoothly and with ease.

The sector of Tourism witnessed a significant boost in April, 2022 with the highest-ever record of 102 to and fro flights as well as around 15,199 average daily passengers.As a result, a new terminal of the Srinagar International Airport was granted approval to cater to the increased footfall and possible rush for the upcoming tourist season.

For ensuring a sustainable growth during months other than the tourist season, the government has also sought to establish a more balanced socio-economic development model that can seep through to the block level on a deeper level.

Popularly known as the "Paradise on Earth", Jammu and Kashmir is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicrafts.

Kashmir, often described as the Switzerland of Asia is a natural magnet for tourism with its alpine forests, balmy climate, high mountains, lakes, rushing streams, ski slopes and verdant valleys. Its rich culture and thriving handicrafts are additional assets as are its well-known pilgrimage sites.

Kashmir is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, and features in the travel wish list of almost all travelers. However, most parts of the valley remain closed during winters due to harsh cold weather and heavy snowfall, thereby making things difficult for travel.

Some of the popular tourist places like Karnah, Sonamarg, and Gurez usually remain closed for tourists due to low visibility, and snowfall and now after 70 years, all the three places will remain open for tourists in the winter months in a move to boost the region’s tourism sector.

Kashmir is an epitome of natural beauty, and it is renowned the world over for that. You can soak your senses on the many lakes, gardens and hill stations that attract thousands of tourists every year. Take perfect pictures and take home memories of a perfect holiday.

The land is brimming with picturesque vistas, amazing flora, stunning architecture and there are quaint homestays and eco-friendly resorts that visitors can choose from. Those with an adventurous bent of mind will find a plethora of activities waiting for them. And finally, if you are spiritually inclined, the numerous religious shrines will show you the way to peace and serenity.

The enhanced tourism in Jammu and Kashmir has generated the greatest employment in various regions, thus highlighting its overall developments through a constructive approach, transformative initiatives and inevitable reforms to empower J-K for its people, culture and society.

(The author is a regular columnist and can be mailed at [email protected] )

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F or the first time in the last many decades of Jammu and Kashmir, New Year celebrations were held at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk area. The Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir had organized a musical event at Srinagar’s Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower area). Hundreds of people gathered at the clock tower to participate in the New Year celebrations.

The locals as well as the tourists visiting Kashmir Valley attended the function and were extremely excited about the celebrations at the very famous clock tower in Srinagar. The locals from various parts of Srinagar city attended these New Year celebrations and were extremely excited to be a part of it.

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A local girl said, "I am extremely excited to be here today. I heard about these celebrations being held at the clock tower in Srinagar and I asked my father to take me here so that I can be a witness to it. Lal Chowk has never seen these scenes before and being a part of the celebrations makes me feel lucky. I am also liking the lighting and decorations that have been done across Srinagar city, especially at Lal Chowk, which has completely changed now after being converted into a smart city."

The tourists visiting the Kashmir Valley were also surprised to see celebrations being held at Srinagar‘s Clock Tower area. Tourist resorts like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg are completely sold out and all the hotels and guest houses are fully booked. The tourist footfall has been increasing in the valley and the administration hopes that 2024 will create new records.

“We wanted to be in Kashmir on New Year. We wanted to experience the charm and now we are seeing the celebrations being held at the Lal Chowk. We are super excited. We have already been to Gulmarg Pahalgam and Sonamarg and we are planning to go to some other places as well. We are enjoying our trip to Kashmir Valley and ask others to come to Kashmir once as well," said a tourist Ramesh Singh. 

The Department of Tourism has organised many celebratory functions on the eve of New Year’s across the Kashmir Valley. The key resorts in Gulmarg will have performers coming from across India To celebrate New Year. 

 'Naya Kashmir': New Year Celebration Takes Centerstage At Historic Lal Chowk Defying Terrorism

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Jammu and Kashmir: Met Predicts Two-Day Wet Spell From Saturday

SRINAGAR: The Meteorological Department forecasted a two-day wet spell starting from Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir.

Quoting a MeT official, Kashmir Scroll reported that Friday’s weather is expected to remain generally dry, with the chance of very light snow at isolated extreme higher reaches.

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He further said, February 3 and February 4 will see generally cloudy conditions towards the afternoon, with the likelihood of light to moderate snow and rain in many areas by evening until February evening, with the possibility of heavy snowfall over isolated higher reaches.

Middle and higher reaches of north, northwestern, and south Kashmir may receive 8-12 inches of snow, lower reaches and plains may receive 3-6 inches, while plains of central Kashmir may receive rain with 1-2 inches of snow, he added.

“Jammu division may receive light to moderate rain with thunder/lightning with light to moderate snow over higher reaches of Pirpanjal Range and Chenab Valley during the above period,” he said.

On 5th February, he said the weather will remain partly to generally cloudy with the possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches, adding that from 6th-13th February, the weather will remain generally dry.

Due to the adverse weather conditions, he recommended that travellers plan their journeys accordingly and adhere to the traffic police advisory. (KS)

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VIDEO: Ashwini Vaishnaw shares scenic beauty of Baramulla-Banihal train running amid heavy snowfall

Jammu kashmir snowfall: meanwhile, the jammu-srinagar national highway faces challenges as it remains closed due to road damage, shooting stones, and slush caused by relentless snowfall, as reported by the senior superintendent of police national highway..

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The Baramulla-Banihal train service in Jammu and Kashmir persists even amid continuous and heavy snowfall, showcasing the dedication of the railway ministry, said Ashwini Vaishnaw.

The Basantgarh Valley in Udhampur transforms into a winter wonderland as it experiences the season's inaugural snowfall, while Mahore in Reasi district and Gulmarg witnessed fresh layers of snow, turning landscapes into serene, white vistas on Thursday.

Srinagar, the heart of Jammu and Kashmir, continues to be draped in a snowy blanket, with the city receiving this season's first light snowfall, creating a picturesque winter scene.

Snowfall disrupts traffic: 

Meanwhile, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway faces challenges as it remains closed due to road damage, shooting stones, and slush caused by relentless snowfall, as reported by the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) National Highway.

The winter snow brought disruptions, as the Mughal Road, connecting Poonch and Rajouri districts to Srinagar, was forced to close for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall. The iconic Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra received a coating of fresh snow, adding a touch of tranquillity to the sacred site.

Earlier on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that heavy rain and snowfall are expected in the mountain regions of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand in the coming days due to a western disturbance.

"We are expecting heavy rain and snowfall in the mountain regions (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand) due to the western disturbance," Kuldeep Srivastava, Head of Regional Meteorological Centre, Delhi, told media. 

He also said that the effect of the western disturbance will also be seen in plain areas like Haryana, Delhi NCR, and Uttar Pradesh.

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This week brought the strongest storm so far of the 2023-24 European season, as Storm Ingunn slammed into Norway on Wednesday with hurricane-force winds. A deep, multi-centred area of low pressure intensified as it moved eastwards towards Scandinavia, displaying signs of possible sting jet activity as it approached the Norwegian coast. A sting jet is a narrow channel of very strong winds – often more than 100mph (160km/h) – that can form when low pressure systems strengthen rapidly, with these winds descending from upper levels towards the surface.

The storm deepened to a lowest central pressure of 940hPa on Wednesday evening, approaching Norway’s official low pressure record of 938.5hPa, set in 1907. The storm is the most powerful Norway has seen in decades, with sustained winds equivalent to those from a Category 1 hurricane. Gusts of 80-100mph were widespread along the west coast during Wednesday afternoon and overnight, with the Norwegian Meteorological Society announcing on Thursday a strongest confirmed gust of 115mph at Sklinna Lighthouse on the island of Heimøya, north of Trondheim. Some reports from the Faroe Islands suggest that gusts there could have reached up to 155mph, but these numbers were unconfirmed at the time of writing.

Flights and ferries were cancelled, alongside closures of schools and other transport links, with power cuts across central parts of Norway. A hotel in the town of Bodø had several windows blown out of its top floor, and a bus carrying 14 passengers was blown off the road in Bergen.

Elsewhere, Kashmir Valley in Indian-administered Kashmir received its first significant snowfall of the winter, after two months with very little precipitation. This ended one of the longest dry spells seen in the Greater Himalayan region, bringing much-needed snow for ski tourism. Aside from the lack of snow damaging the local economy, the prolonged dry conditions exacerbated the risk of wildfires, and could have implications for water scarcity in the region.

There was 79% less rain than normal in the Jammu and Kashmir area in December, with no precipitation recorded in the first week of January. However, 25-38cm (10-15 inches) of snow was recorded across the region on Thursday, blocking transport links and cutting off smaller settlements. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted above-average precipitation for the remainder of February.

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