Doodhpathri the Valley of Milk

Around 47 kilometres away from summer capital Srinagar, Doodhpathri – a tourist destination and a hill station is located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. At an altitude of 2,730 meters from sea level, the breathtaking destination lies 22 kilometres away from district headquarters Budgam. Popularly known as ‘Valley of Milk’, the revered saint of Kashmir Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA) would spend time here and pray. According to the legend, the Sheikh went into the forests to quest his thirst but he found nothing. The legend goes that the Sheikh…

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Tenon, Haryana based IS & FM Company bags J&K Bank contract deploys 1100 employees

Tenon- India’s leading Integrated Security & Facility Management Service Provider has secured a contract for facility management with Jammu & Kashmir Bank across the Kashmir region. In a statement to news agency, the company has been already operating the security services in the region of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir. The statement said “Tenon has deployed more than 1100 highly trained housekeeping & FM staff in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, who are known for their professional & tech oriented integrated facility management solutions.” Quoting Major Manjit Rajain,…

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A two-day winter carnival in Pahalgam generates new hope within the industry

A two-day winter carnival to revive the tourism sector, hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, began at the famous resort of Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, an official spokesman said.The popular tourist spot reverberated with colorful activities, including cultural programs, display of art and craft, live painting, and calligraphy both by amateurs and professionals, as the carnival organized by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir, began at the resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, he said. The festival was inaugurated by Director Tourism, Kashmir, G N Itoo. Traditional music performances…

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Tourism Industry eyeing Tulip Festival 2021

India celebrates the Kashmir Tulip Festival each year during spring. The main venue for this festival is the Kashmir Tulip Garden. The festival is held in the Kashmir Tulip Garden which is named after former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Enjoy stunning views of Kashmir’s Dal Lake from this terrace garden which was constructed with the sole aim of promoting tourism in Kashmir. The famous tulip garden in Srinagar is gearing up to surprise its visitors during the upcoming tulip show in 2021. As per the plan, 1.5 million Tulip…

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New Year with New Hope: Kashmir abuzz with tourists

After a lull of nearly one-and-a-half years, Kashmir was again abuzz with tourists as thousands of people from different parts of the country descended on the picturesque Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and other areas of the valley for the New Year. After a lull of nearly one-and-a-half years, Kashmir was again abuzz with tourists as thousands of people from different parts of the country descended on the picturesque Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and other areas of the valley for the New Year. As tourist arrivals spiked, the region witnessed huge traffic jams. The situation…

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New Year enthusiasts flocking towards ‘Freezing Kashmir’

Undeterred by the intense cold wave sweeping through the valley, scores of adventure sport lovers and new-year enthusiasts have been rushing to Kashmir, as minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh remained below the freezing point on Friday. Among these New Year enthusiasts are also honeymoon couples who are thronging the famous ski resort of Gulmarg, with the minimum temperature dipping to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. Hotels, huts and other accommodations are all sold out at the ski resort, as authorities are engaged in ensuring comfort for the arriving tourists.…

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Snowfall brings new hopes to suffering tourism industry

Amid the pandemic both domestic and foreign tourists have started to land in the Valley to welcome 2021 in the snow filled meadows of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. According to locals and hoteliers, the hill station is witnessing an abrupt flow of the tourists as the New Year is getting closer. Amid the pandemic both domestic and foreign tourists have started to land in the Valley to welcome 2021 in the snow filled meadows of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. According to locals and hoteliers, the hill…

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#KashmirChalo: Tour operators gear up to welcome tourists in Kashmir

In a bid to revive the tourism industry in the valley, the tour operators here in Jammu and Kashmir are gearing up for the upcoming winter season amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As the coronavirus cases are slowly declining in the Union Territory, tour operators are hoping that tourism activities will improve in Kashmir. “We all know, how due to COVID-19 global trade has suffered. As things are improving, we are hoping that tourism will pick up. The tourism industry seems to be getting back on track in the last two…

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After Year’s slump, recent snowfall unlocks Kashmir Tourism

After witnessing a slump for more than seven months due to outbreak of Covid-19, there is a ray of hope for Kashmir’s ailing tourism sector as the fresh snowfall in higher reaches is attracting tourists once again. Gulmarg in Baramulla district, which recorded almost 2 feet of snowfall since Saturday, has come to life as tourists have started thronging this popular ski-resort. On Sunday, as many as 574 tourists arrived at the Srinagar International Airport from different cities, mostly Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai to spend their ongoing Diwali vacations…

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Kashmir Economy loses Rs 5 Cr per day due to highway blockade: KTMF

The business in Kashmir faces a loss of Rs five crores per day due to frequent blockade of Srinagar–Jammu highway, the data provided by Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Fund (KTMF) has revealed. The highway remains frequently closed due to the ongoing blasting of mountains for highway expansion and adverse weather conditions, having a far reaching effect on Kashmir economy. According to reports, the highway has remained blocked for more than fifty days this year alone. The blocking of Srinagar-Jammu highway results in decline in the quality of fruits due to…

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