Delegates describe Kashmir as ‘master of destinations’; urge travellers to visit Kashmir for ‘royal’ hospitality
GULMARG: The Kashmir Autumn FAM Tour ended on Saturday with delegates enjoying the beauty of Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg.
Over 70 delegates from different parts of India including leading travel agents and tour operators, filmmakers, representatives from print and electronic media were part of the FAM tour, a government statement said.
Anith Swammy of Time Travel and Tours from Chennai described Kashmir as ‘master of destinations’ and urged travellers to “visit Kashmir for royal hospitality”.
“I was hesitant to visit Kashmir earlier. Now I have visited Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg and found everything beautiful and safe. I wish every Indian visits Kashmir and enjoys its beauty,” said Anith.
Chitra Deepa, editor at The Hindu newspaper, said Kashmir’s autumn season is beautiful. “We visited Srinagar and found different hues of trees which is really enchanting. Kashmir is a real paradise to visit,” she said.
Jariwala Abdeali of Universal Travel and Tours from Mumbai said Kashmir is a real heaven on Earth and he would promote the Valley among travellers during all seasons.
Vishvajeet Patil of Raja Rani Travels said Kashmir is absolutely safe for the travellers and there is no need for the tourists to be apprehensive about visiting this place.
“There is no need to go to foreign places. Every beautiful thing is here in Kashmir. The people are also warm and hospitable. I have been selling Kashmir for past many years and all my clients have enjoyed their visits,” said Patil.
The Kashmir FAM Tour was organised in an effort to offset ‘negative’ perception about Kashmir.
Director Tourism Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani said FAM Tour was organised in order to aware the guests how safe Kashmir is and also showcase them local culture, heritage, art and craft.
“We have everything to offer from breathtaking landscape to unique art and craft and sumptuous food. However, there is negative perception among travellers which we want to remove by organising such FAM tours,” said Jeelani.
Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the 3-day Kashmir Autumn FAM (familiarisation) Tour-2018 at the SKICC on October 25, 2018, the handout added.