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Kashmir witnesses record-breaking tourist footfall this year, highest in decade | Travel

Kashmir, the Heaven on Earth obtained a record-breaking tourist footfall this year, the highest in a decade.

The main attraction for vacationers is Asia’s largest “tulip garden” which was opened for guests on March 23. People are having fun with the great thing about 1.5 million multicoloured tulips underneath the foothills of the Zabarwan mountains.

“If we compare the figures for the past 10 years, then the Valley is recording the best footfall this year. Keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we have done rigorous campaigning for tourism. We also used the social media platforms,” stated Dr GN Itoo, Director Tourism Kashmir informed ANI.

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Dr Usha, a customer stated, “I have come from Kerala. Kashmir is really very beautiful place. In this valley, the weather is very pleasing and we are having a nice time here.”

“This is my first visit to Kashmir which is also called the Heaven on Earth. I have never seen such a beautiful place and a garden in my life. After the difficult times of Covid-19, we felt like visiting this heavenly place,” Sharda, one other customer stated.

Samarth, a tourist from Delhi has additionally really helpful individuals go to Kashmir valley not less than as soon as in their lifetime. “I have come on a trip to Kashmir for the first time. I was really excited to visit Tulip garden,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mohamad Afzal, a photographer expressed his happiness over receiving a powerful quantity footfall in the Kashmir valley this year.

“For the last two years, we were facing huge losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tourists were not coming here to visit. But now, around two lakh tourists have come here and we are expecting more in the coming days. This is the only source of income for us,” the photographer acknowledged. 

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