Officials expect 1ok visitors by December 15
SRINAGAR: To lure tourists to Gulmarg, the Tourism Department Jammu and Kashmir is all set to conduct winter sports activities this winter season.
As per the reports, the department will be organizing National winter games including Skiing, Alpine skiing, Snow rugby, Ice stock sport, Snow baseball, Mountaineering, Snowshoe running, and Figure skating etc, besides, events like Christmas celebrations, New year and winter carnivals.
Assistant Director of Tourism, Gulmarg Javeed Ahmed told said that about 6,000 tourists visit Gulmarg per day, but this winter season they are expecting to see the 10,000 tourists mark per day.
“We are trying our best to attract tourists for the upcoming winter season. The Ski resort is ready and in coming days, many more events will be organized,” the official said, adding, “Kashmir should not be an optional address, but a must-visit winter destination.”
From December 15, he said that they are expecting a massive flow of tourists. “Besides, outside tourists, we have been witnessing local arrivals as well, as people of Jammu and Kashmir are also taking an active part in the winter games activities,” the official said.