Tourism is back
In the past few months, Kashmir valley has witnessed brisk tourism especially during the winters and the Gulmarg has been a busy destination for the winter tourism.
Now in this spring season, there are visible signs that the industry is picking up and the government has organized a Tulip festival in order to give a push to the tourism industry during the current season.
According to the reports the Tulip festival, beginning April 3, will be inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and there are expectations that a large number of tourists would be present in Kashmir valley in coming days.
A host of activities, including cultural shows and musical evenings, will be held during the festival. Dozens of stalls would be set up to display and promote the rich traditions, culture, cuisines and crafts of Kashmir valley.
Such festivals present a unique opportunity to display the diverse culture and cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir and it can be a good forward movement for the tourism industry to pick up.
A live exhibition of handicraft and handloom products along with a slew of cultural activities would be held during the festival. In this current year there are lots of expectations from the tourism industry for those thousands of families who are dependent on this trade for their survival and it would be one of the opportunities to showcase Kashmir as a tourism destination.