Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government in a bid to attract high-end tourists to the state has decided to start air safaris over picturesque locales. Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) will be mainly responsible in coordinating the safaris and at present, 8 destinations across the state have been short listed. The proposed safaris will be over Lolab-Bungus, Gurez near the Line of Control (LoC), Zanskar in ladakh and scenic spots in Jammu’s Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch and Rajouri districts.
“We will establish a well-coordinated network to take tourists to the spots. We have also floated tenders for air-service companies to bid. J&K Tourist Development Corporation will be the nodal agency to coordinate the air safaris,” The Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani said. The air safaris will enable the tourists to explore the scenic spots and the unexplored virgin valleys in far-flung areas of Kashmir.