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Over 1.25 Million Tourists Visit Kashmir This Year So Far

Tourist arrivals in Kashmir are poised to break all previous records this year, with over 1.25 million visitors already having made their way to the region. Media reports indicate that more than 12.5 lakh tourists have visited Kashmir so far, and if the current trend continues, 2024 will set a new benchmark for tourism in the area.

The surge in tourist numbers has resulted in full bookings across all local hotels in key destinations such as Srinagar city, the Gulmarg ski resort, and the hill stations of Pahalgam and Sonamarg. These popular spots are reportedly booked solid until mid-June, highlighting the high demand and popularity of Kashmir as a travel destination.

Traditionally, tourist arrivals begin to taper off with the commencement of the annual Amarnath Yatra. The pilgrimage to the cave shrine situated at 3888 meters above sea level in the Kashmir Himalayas typically draws a significant influx of pilgrims, which can reduce the number of general tourists.

However, this year has shown a promising shift. The improved law and order situation and prevailing peace in the region have encouraged not just domestic but also foreign tourists to visit Kashmir in substantial numbers. This trend is a positive indicator of the growing confidence among international travelers regarding the safety and allure of Kashmir.

The record-breaking influx of tourists is a testament to the region’s enduring charm and the successful efforts to promote Kashmir as a premier travel destination. The scenic beauty, rich cultural heritage, and unique experiences offered by Kashmir continue to attract visitors from around the globe.

Local businesses, especially in the hospitality and tourism sectors, are experiencing a significant boost due to the increased tourist footfall. This surge is expected to have a positive ripple effect on the local economy, creating more job opportunities and fostering economic growth.

The government and local authorities are keen to capitalize on this positive trend. They are working to ensure that the infrastructure and facilities can accommodate the growing number of tourists while maintaining the region’s natural beauty and cultural integrity.

As Kashmir enjoys a resurgence in tourism, the region looks forward to welcoming even more visitors in the coming months, further solidifying its reputation as one of the most enchanting destinations in the world.

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