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Border tourism in Kashmir to be started by J&K tourism

Several initiatives have been taken to boost the tourism of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the latest reports, a written request by tourism department officials in Jammu and Kashmir was recently submitted to concerned authorities to open up tourism along the LoC in Kashmir.

This action was taken in the wake of a ceasefire agreement made between India and Pakistan. So, fingers crossed, if all goes well, the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir will be visited by travelers pretty soon.

A decision that was made by the Director-General of Military Operations of both the countries last year has majorly brought normalcy to the people living on either side of LoC and along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was to respect the bilateral ceasefire agreement.

If we look at the reports, many visitors who want to visit Kashmir have been showing interest in unexplored places since last year. Officials have also recognized huge tourism potential for places along with the border districts of Bandipora, Kupwara, and Baramulla.

In September last year, a meeting was held with the respective stakeholders and officials of the tourism department by Ajay Bhatt, MoS in the Defence Ministry. They were assured about the ministry’s commitment to promoting tourism in the border areas in J&K on a priority basis.

At the Bangus Valley in the Kupwara district, a tourism festival was held in August 2021. During this festival, Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha stated the intentions to make efforts to facilitate visits to such remote places by the UT’s tourism department and the Army.

According to the further information received, officials of the tourism department wrote to the district development commissioners of Bandipora, Kupwara, and Baramulla to start with the process of border tourism. Border Tourism in places like Karnah, Gurez, Uri, Bangus Valley will be started by the tourism department. Border tourism in Kashmir is to be started by J&K tourism.


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