India’s Jammu and Kashmir have obtained 16.2 million tourists this year, the most since British colonial rule concluded in 1947, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government conveyed was an indication of economic development in the strife-torn region. So, India’s Jammu and Kashmir Received Most Tourists in 75 Years.
Known for its snow-topped Himalayan mountains, fast-flowing rivers, Mughal-era gardens, Alpine meadows, and houseboats around a beautiful lake, the federal territory has seen a resurgence in domestic tourism since most COVID-19 restrictions ended in 2022. The record-breaking tourist arrivals are a boon for Modi’s government, which withdrew Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir’s special rights in 2019, stripping it of its status as a state in reforms it said were aspired to integrate it with the rest of the country.
Hindu-majority India has been fighting a decades-long separatist Islamist insurgency in Kashmir, which neighboring Pakistan also claims. “Kashmir coming alive!” Piyush Goyal, India’s trade and Industries Minister, tweeted.
He said “16.2 million tourists had visited since January, the highest number in 75 years, adding that the government’s “transformative initiatives and reforms to uplift J&K have given a major thrust to tourism.”
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