Interact with Director Tourism
SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani on Thursday interacted with a group of Canadian tourists who are holidaying in Kashmir.
The travellers praised the local hospitality and beauty while sharing their memorable experiences with the director.
According to a handout, Tasaduq apprised the group about the Kashmir tourism products and urged them to “promote J&K as the safe tourist destination” among their countrymen.
Neil Ritchie, one of the group members, said they were first apprehensive about visiting Kashmir but after completing their sightseeing at different tourist locations, they found Kashmir “absolutely safe”.
She said Kashmir is more beautiful than they had imagined.
“We had heard about Kashmir’s beauty but were apprehensive about visiting this place. We finally made up our mind and started tour. We ended our tour today and we are completely satisfied that Kashmir is safe, especially for female travellers,” she said.
Another group member, Linna Kennedy also echoed similar views.
“We also visited other places in India but our main holiday trip was for Kashmir. I think I would suggest our other friends to visit this place once a life,” she said.
They said the travel advisories on Kashmir are also misplaced, as they “didn’t find any adverse things” here during their travels.
“I don’t know why some countries have issued advisories on Kashmir which is preventing many travellers to visit this beautiful place. If travel advisory is lifted, our trips will be insured which will encourage many more to visit this place.”