Kashmir Receives Highest Number of Tourists in Last Decade

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The heavy tourist influx in Kashmir is said to have been because of decreasing coronavirus cases and ease in Covid-19 restrictions.

Kashmir Receives Highest Number of Tourists in Last Decade
Kashmir Receives Highest Number of Tourists in Last Decade (picture credit: Twitter/Ashfaq Ahmed)

Kashmir also known as Heaven on Earth has received the highest footfalls in the last decade. The heavy tourist influx in Kashmir is said to have been because of decreasing coronavirus cases and ease in Covid-19 restrictions.

Asia’s largest “tulip garden,” which opened to the public earlier this month on March 23 in the state, is the main draw for these visitors, according to an ANI article. Visitors have been marveling at the beauty of 1.5 million multicolored tulips growing beneath the famed Zabarwan mountains.


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“When compared to the previous ten years, this year’s numbers show that the Valley has the most visitors. We have conducted intensive promotion for tourism in light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We also made use of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,” according to Dr. GN Itoo, Director of Tourism for the state.

“It is a very stunning location. We’re having a great time in this valley, and the weather is fantastic”, said Dr. Usha from Kerala who was on her Kashmir tour.

“I’ve never seen such a lovely location or garden in my life. This is my first trip to Kashmir, commonly known as “Heaven on Earth.” We felt like visiting this wonderful spot after the harsh moments of COVID”, said another tourist, Sharda.

Samarth, a visitor from Delhi, also conveyed her sentiments and encouraged others to visit the Kashmir valley at least once in their lives.

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Meanwhile, a photographer named Mohamad Afzal expressed his joy at the prospect of a large number of visitors visiting the valley in 2022. He described how, during the COVID-19 epidemic, they have suffered significant losses as a result of visitors refusing to visit this section of the country over the past two years. However, more than two lakh visitors have already visited the region, and more are expected in the future.

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