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Indian Prime Minister denied use of Pakistani airspace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 28, 2019 23:15

Pakistan said that it did not permit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly through its airspace. Islamabad has cited alleged human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir as a reason ... Read More

Safe for tourism? 8 people wounded in grenade attack in tourist Kashmir

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 12, 2019 16:14

At least eight people including a woman were wounded in a grenade attack by suspected militants in a market place in Srinagar, the capital of the Indian state of Jammu ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

A short tourist season is saving the Ladakh environment

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 29, 2019 02:17

Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir in India, is perhaps one of the few places with many attractions, natural and man-made, which have not yet been inundated by the flow of ... Read More

Pakistan resumes train service with neighboring India

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 17:05

A Pakistani railway official has said a key train service with neighboring India has resumed. The move is seen as another sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals ... Read More

India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference brings industry experts together

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 01:14

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology inaugurated the 9th India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) supported by National Assessment & Accreditation Council, as well ... Read More

Kashmir travelers annoyed by traffic snarls to Srinagar Airport

editor editor- January 1, 2019 00:38

Srinagar International Airport is also known as Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport and is plagued with extreme traffic congestion for travelers. Read More

India train grounded for 2 months: Travelers infuriated

editor editor- December 26, 2018 22:47

According to the railway authorities, the DMU service between Jammu and Udhampur, train number 7406/74907, shall remain suspended until March 5, 2019. Read More

Skål India’s newest club makes its debut

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 3, 2018 11:43

Skål International India’s President, Ranjini Nambiar, announced the opening of its 12th club under the name of Skål International Srinagar. Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Kashmir tourism expects another record season

editor editor- May 9, 2013 01:21

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. Read More

Minister: Bollywood filmmakers are returning to Kashmir

editor editor- February 11, 2013 09:15

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

Jammu and Kashmir to restore Buddhist sites to attract more pilgrims

editor editor- December 3, 2012 02:51

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. Read More

First ecotourism campsite opens in Kashmir

editor editor- October 6, 2012 08:02

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. Read More

Kashmir waiting for tourists to return

editor editor- August 16, 2012 02:58

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

400 tourists at Changla Pass in Leh rescued

editor editor- July 9, 2012 04:43

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 ... Read More

Highest glacier region battleground on Earth: avalanche traps 130

editor editor- April 10, 2012 15:38

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. Read More

Minister: Kashmir to unveil 22 new tourist destinations

editor editor- August 1, 2011 05:30

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

As tourism season nears, Kashmir prays for peace

editor editor- May 23, 2011 08:11

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

Snowfall revives hopes for vibrant Kashmir tourism

editor editor- January 3, 2011 01:17

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. Read More

Unrest mars tourism season in Kashmir

editor editor- November 24, 2010 06:13

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. Read More

100 Himalayan peaks open for foreign tourists for the first time

editor editor- April 12, 2010 05:48

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 ... Read More

Kashmir Tulip Gardens turn into major tourist attraction

editor editor- April 12, 2010 03:31

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. Read More

Tourists flock to tomb of Jesus in Kashmir

editor editor- March 30, 2010 05:10

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 ... Read More

Kashmir tourism expects good season

editor editor- March 29, 2010 05:38

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

Deep discounts offered to lure visitors to Kashmir

editor editor- February 24, 2010 02:15

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. Read More

Rumours of Taliban in Kashmir hurting tourism

editor editor- October 22, 2009 05:36

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 Read More

Medical tourism in Kashmir has great potential, say doctors

editor editor- May 22, 2009 05:16

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. Read More

Kashmir trying to win back confidence of tourists

editor editor- November 6, 2008 03:36

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 ... Read More

Tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley up by 97 pc

editor editor- August 11, 2008 04:37

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

Omar suggests insurance cover for foreign tourists

editor editor- June 9, 2008 05:26

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 ... Read More

Rare deer haven opens to tourists

editor editor- May 30, 2008 04:12

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 15, 2008 04:11

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 ... Read More

Adventure tourism to gain fillip in Kashmir

editor editor- May 11, 2008 07:28

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 ... Read More

Indian travel agents keep tourists away

editor editor- March 14, 2008 06:32

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 ... Read More

Tourists stranded for hours on Gulmarg ropeway

editor editor- February 21, 2008 03:30

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 ... Read More