Record breaking Tourism in Kashmir
Kashmir is known to world as a heaven full of beautiful places and world class scenic spots. But owing to Turmoil of last three decades and the pandemic since last few years in shape of Coronavirus the tourism activity in Kashmir had come to grinding halt. But now since past few months the tourism activity of Kashmir is picking up.Currently, the Kashmir valley in ongoing Spring 2022 season is witnessing record tourist footfall. The present reality is one of hope and positivity. More than 3 lakh tourists have arrived here in the first three months to enjoy the cool climes and witness winter sports events like skiing, winter sport championships, gandola etc.
More than 90,000 tourists have already visited Asia’s largest Tulip garden in Srinagar in the first week after it was thrown open for visitors. Approximtaely1.5 million Tulips of 68 varieties are decked up across the sprawling garden overlooking the world famous Dal Lake.
On the other hand of the spectrum , India resumed normal international air travel on Sunday, travel trade stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir are optimistic that footfall of foreigners will significantly pick up in days to come.The Kashmir tourism is once again witnessing boom and it is a good news for one and all .It is pertinent to mention here that Jammu and Kashmir government recently that Kashmir has recorded highest ever tourist footfall in last six months and that a further increase in tourist arrivals was expected in the months ahead.After inaugurating Tulip festival at Asia’s largest Tulip garden, Chief Secretary AK Mehta had stated to media persons that Kashmir in the month of March so far has recorded highest–ever tourist footfall and in the last six months the number of tourists visiting Kashmir remained all-time high. The famous Tulip garden was also thrown open for general public.