Jammu, 7th December 2023, Buzzbytes: In a remarkable milestone for Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Territory has experienced an unparalleled surge in tourist footfall post-Independence, with an astounding two crore visitors exploring its scenic beauty from January to November 2023. The revelation came from the Minister of Tourism, G Kishen Reddy.
Unveiling the Numbers:
Minister Reddy, in a statement today, shared the staggering statistics, highlighting the sustained growth in tourism throughout the year. The significant influx of tourists is a testament to the irresistible charm and appeal of Jammu & Kashmir as a premier destination.
Diverse Attractions Drawing Crowds:
The Union Territory’s diverse attractions, ranging from the pristine valleys of Kashmir to the enchanting landscapes of Jammu and Ladakh, have contributed to making it a magnet for travelers seeking both adventure and tranquility. The record-breaking numbers reflect the global recognition of J&K as a multifaceted tourist haven.
Positive Impact on Economy:
Beyond the picturesque landscapes, the surge in tourism has proven to be a catalyst for economic growth. Local businesses, hospitality sectors, and artisans have benefited significantly, fostering a positive economic ripple effect across the region.
Minister Reddy’s Optimism:
Minister G Kishen Reddy expressed his optimism about the tourism sector’s potential to be a key driver of development in Jammu & Kashmir. He emphasized the importance of sustainable tourism practices to preserve the region’s natural beauty while boosting its economic prospects.