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Kashmir tourism expects another record season

As the temperatures rise in the plains so do the tourist arrivals in Kashmir, with people associated with the industry praying for another record season this summer.

Minister: Bollywood filmmakers are returning to Kashmir

With Jammu and Kashmir remaining peaceful, Bollywood filmmakers are returning to the state which was once their favorite shooting destination.

Jammu and Kashmir to restore Buddhist sites to attract more pilgrims

BARAMULLA, Jammu and Kashmir - In a bid to attract more Buddhist pilgrims, the tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to restore Buddhist sites in the state.

First ecotourism campsite opens in Kashmir

In a bid to protect wild animals and promote tourism, the Indian state of Kashmir announced this week the opening of an eco tourism campsite.

Kashmir waiting for tourists to return

Two years ago, the old city in Srinagar was the sort of place police would only venture into wearing body armour.

400 tourists at Changla Pass in Leh rescued

SRINAGAR, India - More than 400 tourists, mostly foreigners who were trapped at Changla Pass in Leh since Saturday afternoon were rescued by joint teams of Police, Army and district administration Sun

Highest glacier region battleground on Earth: avalanche traps 130

ISLAMABAD - More than 130 Pakistani soldiers are buried under 80 feet of snow in a remote area in the north when an avalanche hit their camp.

Minister: Kashmir to unveil 22 new tourist destinations

Srinagar - Maintaining that Geo-climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir are best suited for conventional tourism, the Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr.

As tourism season nears, Kashmir prays for peace

Srinagar - The shadows of violence still linger but the hills and meadows, lakes and valleys beckon, and tourists are once again flocking to Kashmir.

Snowfall revives hopes for vibrant Kashmir tourism

The season's first major snowfall in Kashmir on new year's eve has revived hopes for a vibrant tourist season after the summer unrest marred inflow of vacationers into the Valley.

Unrest mars tourism season in Kashmir

Street protests, shutdowns and curfew in the Valley besides flash-floods in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir marred the tourism season in the state this year.

100 Himalayan peaks open for foreign tourists for the first time

NEW DELHI - India has for the first time opened nearly 100 high-altitude Himalayan peaks in India-controlled Kashmir, once dubbed the Switzerland of the east, for foreign tourists, local media quoted

Kashmir Tulip Gardens turn into major tourist attraction

Srinagar - Kashmir's Tulip Garden, where the flowers are in full bloom, has become a major attraction for foreign tourists who are visiting Kashmir Valley this season.

Tourists flock to tomb of Jesus in Kashmir

A belief that Jesus survived the crucifixion and spent his remaining years in Kashmir has led to a run-down shrine in Srinagar making it firmly onto the must-visit-in India tourist trail.

Kashmir tourism expects good season

Kashmir's tourism industry is expected to witness a boom, as many tourists have begun to arrive in the Valley.

Deep discounts offered to lure visitors to Kashmir

Srinagar - In an effort to revive tourism in Kashmir, hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley have announced lucrative and discounted packages for visitors to Kashmir.

Rumours of Taliban in Kashmir hurting tourism

Srinagar – J&K CM Omar Abdullah agreed with the representative of tourist trade that rumours spread and exaggerated through international media regarding presence of Taliban in Kashmir has affected

Medical tourism in Kashmir has great potential, say doctors

Srinagar - Doctors in Jammu and Kashmir have said that the state possesses a huge potential for medical tourism because of the cheap cost and availability of experienced doctors.

Kashmir trying to win back confidence of tourists

Paradise on Earth is desperately seeking to retain the confidence of tourists who have shunned the Kashmir valley because of disturbances ranging from militancy to the unrest over the Amarnath land is

Tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley up by 97 pc

SRINAGAR: Agitation in favour and against Amarnath land transfer notwithstanding, tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley registered 97 per cent increase this season.

Omar suggests insurance cover for foreign tourists

SRINAGAR - National Conference President Omar Abdullah has suggested provision of an insurance cover to woo foreign tourists.Travel advisories issued by different countries keep foreign tourists away by not only advising them against visiting the Valley but also rendering their insurance policies null and void if they do so, Abdullah writes in his blog on the party's website.

Rare deer haven opens to tourists

Dachigam - Holidaymakers in Kashmir have another must-see item they can’t afford to miss — the Hangul, the only surviving species from the Asiatic Red Deer family.All tourists need to do is to drive down to Dachigam National Park, around 22km from Srinagar, where the “critically endangered” deer can be spotted during specially organised safaris priced at only Rs 125 a trip.

Kashmir is abuzz with tourists, flight rates at all time high

SRINAGAR: Kashmir valley is abuzz these days with tourist arrivals, air tickets to the valley are at an all time high and hotel industry is jostling to accommodate bookings, a phenomenon witnessed after a gap of nearly two decades.The hectic tourism schedule for this 'Paradise on Earth' can be gauged from the fact that prices of even low cost carriers are touching skies.

Adventure tourism to gain fillip in Kashmir

SRINAGAR - A five-member team of International Mountaineering Federation (IMF) in association with the tourism department of Kashmir promotes trekking destinations in the state.The relief and terrain of Kashmir offers exciting opportunities for mountaineering in the state. Mountaineering as an adventure sports is fast catching up with tourists coming to the Kashmir valley.

Indian travel agents keep tourists away

Srinagar - Projection of Kashmir as a violence hit tourist destination allegedly by the tour operators from Indian states is hampering the influx of tourists to the Valley.“It is really awful, the travel agents from other states are tarnishing Kashmir image by projecting it as violence hit region,” a tourism official who is posted in New Delhi told Rising Kashmir over phone.

Tourists stranded for hours on Gulmarg ropeway

Women cried for help and young boys, restless in fear, behaved like girls when over 100 people were hanging over the cables of Gulmarg Gondola, the world's highest cable car for three hours due to a mechanical failure, Tuesday evening.The ski resort Gulmarg is hosting fifth Indian winter games this week

Make collective efforts to promote tourism in Kashmir’

Watching tourists going for sightseeing in Kashmir in his early age gave him an idea to go into hotel industry. Though building a hotel those days was a highly hectic job, his hard work and perseverance made him to realize his dream and come up with a premier hotel whose fame was so overwhelming that an important business nerve in the city centre Srinagar, Jehangir Chowk, was named after it.

Kashmir plans luxury hotels for high-spending tourists

Jammu (TVLW) - The Jammu and Kashmir government has worked out a proposal to have five-star hotels in Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar to cater to the needs of high spending tourists.