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The strategic National Highway-22 (NH), which connects Manali town in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, has been reopened for light vehicles after it was closed due to landslides
In order to woo more number of tourists, Jammu and Kashmir’s major tourism spot, Yousmarg will now undergo a facelift and modernization work.
The bus services between Himachal Pradesh’s Manali town and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir that were halted due to heavy snowfall have resumed its operations after a long gap of 6 months.
In an attempt to fillip J&K’s tourism sector, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has announced allocation of additional 50 helicopter seats.
“These areas have vast tourism potential and efforts are on to bring Kishtwar on the tourist map of the country to attract domestic as well as foreign tourists", G M Saroori, Minister for roads and buildings, J&K said.
Srinagar’s well-known Makhdoom Sahib Shrine will be getting a new mono- cable ropeway in the near future following an approval from the J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah.
Kashmir will soon be setting up a Tourist Facilitation Center (TFC) in Nowgam near Srinagar at the total cost of Rs. 11.59 crore.
Indian Railways subsidiary, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon introduce a new travel package from Kanpur to Jammu (Vaishno Devi shrine) to benefit tourists.
Indian paramilitary force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has discovered a lost trekking stretch that can be used as an alternative stretch to the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash.
The J&K tourism ministry after recently setting up a Gurjar Centre for Culture and Heritage has now plans to start “nomad tourism” where tourists get to accompany nomads when they migrate.
The registration of Amaranth Yatra that began from June 5th witnessed over 1 lakh pilgrims registering for pilgrimage to 3,888 metre high Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir till now.
The Department of Tourism (DoT), Government of Jammu and Kashmir will soon launch a new tourism Policy that will lay emphasis on developing the state’s infrastructure.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has chalked out a plan to start inter-state air service to various tourist destinations of the state, including pilgrimage sites to benefit travelers.
Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has launched 2 new tourist circuits namely Batalik-Darchiks-Garkone-Dah-Khalsi-Leh and Khangral-Chiktan-Shakar-Sanjak-Leh in the region.
Pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi and Amarnath shrines in J&K will be costlier from July. Rs 2,000 would be charged as entry fee per vehicle carrying pilgrims to the cave shrines of Mata Vaishnodevi and Amarnath for a period of 3 days.
The renowned Mata Sukhrala shrine in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a makeover at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Jammu & Kashmir has announced that pilgrims can register for the annual Amarnath Yatra from June 5th. R K Goyal, Chief Executive Officer, SASB said
Pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu & Kashmir can now use the third tunnel to reach the holy place. The tunnel thrown open to all the visitors from April 20th is airy, well lit and has a very convenient headway.
In a bid to attract more travelers and boost tourism in the heavenly state of Jammu and Kashmir, the centre has decided to offer special LTC (Leave Travel Concession) packages
J&K Government To Construct Anantnag-Kishtwar Tunnel
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to notify theJammu and Kashmir Govt. To Notify Hotel Tariff Rates In September tariff rates on an annual basis.
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.
To help boost the tourism sector in Jammu & Kashmir, the government will be taking the initiative to set up 5 ropeway projects.
The annual Yatra to Holy Amaranth Cave organized by the Jammu & Kashmir government each year will commence from July 1st .
Dera ki Gali, a new eco- tourism spot in Poonch district was inaugurated by Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to promote tourism.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched a special train tour package from Mumbai to Kashmir, as a part of their summer bonanza.
With the violence in Kashmir valley witnessing a downward trend, the state is offering wildlife safari in Dachigam National Park, near Srinagar.
J&K CM Omar Abdullah inaugurated Indian Kashmir-Mega Festival, a two-day festival to promote heritage tourism in the state, on October 10.

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