The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced on Monday that in November 2021, tourism in the state set a new record for the highest number of visitors.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced on Monday that tourism in the Union Territory set a new high in November 2021, with around 1,27,605 tourists visiting the Union Territory in a single month.
Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta made the announcement during a meeting with state officials. Mehta stated that tourism in Jammu and Kashmir reached a new high in November, when 1,27,605 tourists visited the Union Territory in a single month, and he also reviewed the Tourism Department’s various activities aimed at highlighting and promoting new tourist destinations.
In November 2021, J&K experiences record travel.
The Tourism Department has been directed by the Chief Secretary to promote 75 new tourist destinations by building integrated facilities with enough recreational activities, cafes, and restrooms.
Dr. Mehta requested that the Department work to preserve, repair, and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. To raise awareness about the designated areas, he suggested that the Department organise dedicated travel, trekking expeditions, mountain biking experiences, and overnight stays near them. He recommended that the Department support tourism cooperatives as a way to achieve total tourism development by bringing communities, youth, and PRIs together through Department-sponsored training and capacity-building.
In addition, the Tourism Department is holding a series of roadshows across the country to raise awareness about tourism-related events, activities, and locations in Jammu and Kashmir in order to attract both domestic and international visitors to the UT. These cities include Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. The meeting was also informed that, as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav, the Department will host an iconic week celebration in the last week of October 2021, which will feature performances of Hafiz Nagma, Kalam-e-Khusro, Kalam-e-Baba Fareed, Qawwali, Baul Sufi folk, Darvish Sufi dance, and Haziri Kathak, as well as a literary seminar on Sufis
These sites will be developed with sufficient infrastructure and essential services in collaboration with communities, youth groups, and Panchayati Raj Institutions, according to Chief Secretary Dr. Mehta. Gurez festival, Monsoon festival, Patnitop and Kashmir festival, Lolab festival, Wular festival, Aharbal festival, Tosamaidan festival, and Verinag festival are all said to have taken place in the past.