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For the second year running, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has valued and appreciated the working of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department by conferring it with the NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD for the year 2012-13 in the Category “BEST STATE – COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM”.

The Tourism Department is stepping-up its promotional campaign in right earnest with participation in major International and National Tourism Marts.

With the Gulmarg resort experiencing heavy snowfall in the last few days, the skiing activities have begun. While the lifts in Gulmarg bowl are ideal for basic/intermediate training courses and casual skiing for fun, the more experienced and daring skiers can ski down from the higher mountain reaches of Kongdori/Apharwat.

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18th & 19th November 2013

Department of Tourism Jammu and Kashmir is holding Kul Hind Musharah at SKICC, Srinagar on 19th of November 2013, Sixteen renowned poets from different parts of India include Rahat Indoori, Munawar Rana, Waseem Barilevi, Jalees Sherwanee and  Manzar Bhopali.
Event will start at 4PM, Entry for this event is FREE


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The government has announced sops for the tourists visiting Kashmir on the occasion of 3-day Kashmir Saffron festival scheduled to commence from Oct 29 at Visoo, Pampore in Pulwama. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation would provide 50 per cent rebate on lodging and transport charges to the tourists visiting Kashmir besides private tourism players are also going to give concessions in boarding and lodging on Saffron and Diwali festivals.

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department kicked off a seven-day Paragliding Festival, an initiative to attract adventure-seeking tourists to the state. The festival was kicked off by Honourable Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir at Dara, on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

Honourable Minister said “although paragliding was done in other parts of the country, the beautiful mountains and vast areas of the Valley offer tremendous scope for the adventure sport.

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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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