Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Continuing the Celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ Directorate of Tourism, Jammu was organized Jammu Heritage Festival at Ramnagar Fort on May 5, 2022 in collaboration with District Administration, Udhampur and Archaeological Survey of India. This was the second program in the series of Heritage Festival as the first was conducted at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi. While addressing the media Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism, Jammu explained that the sole purpose of organizing these events is to promote Heritage Tourism in Jammu. Ramnagar is not only popular for Ramangar Fort but…

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To beat the heat, Kashmir Valley emerging first choice of tourists coming from the rest of the India

To beat the heat, Kashmir Valley emerging first choice of tourists coming from the rest of the India

Kashmir Valley is the first choice of tourists coming from the rest of the country to beat the heat. Thousands of tourists flock to the Kashmir Valley every single day. The main reason is the weather. The temperatures across North India have crossed 46 degrees while the temperature in Kashmir is hovering around 20 degrees, one of the reasons behind the increase in tourist arrivals. The whole of India is facing heatwave conditions, where temperatures are touching 50 degrees, and this has pushed the tourism industry further in the valley.…

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Badamwari: Almond flower bloom a visual treat this spring season

Badamwari: Almond flower bloom a visual treat this spring season

After a hiatus of more than 2 years, owing to COVID19 which had brought life to a standstill, thousands of holidaymakers are now looking forward to spending vacations in the scenic locales of Kashmir. While nature enthusiasts and picnickers are keen on visiting health resorts across Kashmir, the Valley is waiting to welcome nature lovers with open arms, with a riot of color across the Badamwari in old Srinagar. Badamwari, a historic park also known as Warris Shah Bagh, was revived by J&K Bank in 2008 and last year the…

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Kashmir Calling: Nationwide promotional campaign started by J&K Tourism Department

Kashmir Calling: Nationwide promotional campaign started by J&K Tourism Department

The J&K Tourism Department has started its promotional campaign among the various tourism markets across the country. In this connection, the Department has been participating in the three days Travel and Tourism Fair at Bangalore and India Travel Mart at Ahmedabad beginning today. Joint Director, Tourism, Jammu, Natasha Kalsotra and CEO, Gulmarg Development Authority, Ghulam Jeelani Zargar are attending the Tour & Travel Fair at Bangalore whiles as CEO, Rajouri Development Authority, VivekPuri, and Deputy Director, Tourism, Kashmir, AhsanulHaq are representing the Department at the India Travel Mart at Ahmedabad,…

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Latest surge in Covid-19 cases giving big blow to Kashmir tourism industry

Latest surge in Covid-19 cases giving big blow to Kashmir tourism industry

Just when the tourism season in Kashmir was picking up, the surge in Covid-19 cases has again hit the tourism sector. Tourists are cancelling their bookings. Just when the tourism season in Kashmir was picking up, the surge in Covid-19 cases has again hit the tourism sector. Tourists are cancelling their bookings. Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) president Abdul Wahid Malik told this daily hotel occupancy has declined. He said tourists are cancelling bookings and they were receiving scores of calls in this regard. According to Wahid, there…

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‘Come, Visit Kashmir’: LG Manoj Sinha plays down fear after recent killing in J&K

‘Come, Visit Kashmir’: LG Manoj Sinha plays down fear after recent killing in J&K

Our TV show, Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha played down the sense of fear among people following a series of targeted killings of migrants. He said, “I am assuring the nation that you come here. You are welcome here. Your security is our responsibility.” Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has played down the sense of fear among people from other states staying in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir following a series of targeted killings of migrant workers. Responding to a question on the prevailing security…

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Govt keen to ensure ‘Vibrant Winter Tourism’ season in Kashmir: Chief Secretary

Govt keen to ensure ‘Vibrant Winter Tourism' season in Kashmir - Chief Secretary

“Government is keen to ensure a vibrant winter tourism season in Kashmir and for this purpose, provision of reliable electricity supply is of critical importance,” Chief Secretary A K Mehta said. The Jammu and Kashmir administration is keen to ensure a vibrant winter tourism season in the valley, Chief Secretary A K Mehta said on Wednesday, urging the officials to provide round-the-clock power supply to the famous resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam. The Chief Secretary chaired a meeting with senior officers, including Principal Secretary Power Development Department Rohit Kansal, here…

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