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Srinagar: Under the smart city project, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is mulling to renovate at least 16 religious places across Srinagar in the next financial year. Sources within the tourism department told Kashmir News Observer that the plans for the renovation of the religious places including temples, shrines, Gurudwara and churches within Srinagar are being formulated in April this year. A senior official from Tourism department, Syed Zahoor Ahmed said: “At present, the…

Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday welcomed a recent tweet by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi that encouraged the people of the country to cherish JK’s spectacular natural beauty and hospitable culture of its people. In a statement, Bukhari said that from the past two years, like other sectors of the economy, the tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir was severely hit. However, Modi’s tweet at this point of time…

Srinagar: Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, situated on the bank of the world-famous Dal lake is all set to be thrown open on March 25 subject to the weather conditions. According to Director Floriculture, Farooq Ahmad, the department has decided to throw open the famous Tulip garden on March 25 (Thursday). He said that a record number of Tulip’s will bloom this year and all the arrangements have been finalized for opening the garden. In wake…

Srinagar: The big banners of Bollywood are on a 4-day visit to Kashmir to explore scenic backdrops for their future film projects. The top names which have arrived here include Ajay Devgun Films, Sanjay Dutt Productions, Reliance Entertainment, Rohit Shetty Films, Zee Studios, Adhikari Brothers & SAB (Marathi), Endemol, Rajkumar Hirani, Excel Entertainment, etc besides representatives from Producers Guild, Mumbai. Soon after their arrival, the 24-member delegation of top-notch banners and other artists visited Gulmarg…

Lucknow: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department stall at the India Travel Mart (ITM) in Lucknow has been evoking a keen response from the stakeholders particularly tour operators and intending tourists. The three-day tourism event was inaugurated by Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Uttar Pradesh, Mukesh Kumar Meshram and is closing by tomorrow. A large number of visitors who visited the JK stall evinced keen interest in the tourism products on display and enquired about the…

‘Gupkar Gang rejected by 18 lakh voters, former CMs fail to bring fruit to seven parties, PaK will be retrieved’ Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that those who served the last three generations in Jammu and Kashmir have been rejected and people don’t even want to see their faces anymore. The party also stated that Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) land will be retrieved soon adding that it was time to forget the violence…

‘Authorities suffer confusion to initiate required efforts to revive the sector’ Srinagar: Despite the tall claims of the Jammu and Kashmir administration about its efforts to revive the tourism in Kashmir, the tourists at the moment don’t seem to be coming to Kashmir. Analysts are attributing the decline in the tourism, to the uncertain political situation in Jammu and Kashmir since August last, after Article 370 and 35-A was revoked by the government of India…