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Tourist Villages

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After the recent unprecedented tourist footfall in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is trying to develop new tourist destinations to accommodate rush.

In this direction the government is focusing on the Tourist Villages Development Programme as it is gaining momentum; tourists have  visited these new destinations in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently the government took a decision to develop 5 villages within Dal Lake in Srinagar as Tourist Villages.

The Tourist Villages Development programme under Mission Youth initiative, which aims at developing 75 villages having distinction in terms of scenic beauty, adventurous terrain, art and cultural, history and archaeology, is gaining tremendous momentum with heavy tourist influx thronging the new destinations.

According to Mission Youth officials, broad objectives of the programme are to develop new tourism destinations which will integrate social, cultural and spiritual characteristics with economic contours having requisite infrastructural facilities for tourists within such selected villages.

The activities to be covered under the programme included promotion of local hospitality, adventure and sports facilities, construction of budget accommodation, tourist complexes, wayside amenities, Tourist Facilitation Centres, special tourism projects, sound and light recreational facilities besides eco friendly transportation facilities.

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