Norms relaxed for foreigners visiting Ladakh Jammu Kashmir

first_imgThe requirements for Protected Area Permit will now be eased for foreigners visiting various parts of Ladakh, announced the government of Jammu and Kashmir.Following an intervention by the state’s Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs undertook the decision as a consequence of which foreign tourists will now be able to visit parts of Nubra Valley.Expressing much satisfaction over the new development, Mufti emphasised on her government’s resolve to boost tourism opportunities in the state and open up new tourist spots in Kashmir as well as Jammu province.The state’s Tourism Department will also expedite necessary approvals and initiate work on various tourism infrastructure projects for which DPRs have already been submitted for approval of the central government.Besides improving the infrastructure in popular tourist destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg, efforts will also be made to develop upcoming places like Yusmarg, Doodpathri, Khilanmarg, Kokernag and Tosamaidan to attract more tourists. Adequate measures will also be taken for promoting adventure tourism in the state.last_img read more