Eco and Agri Tourism
Many new branches of interest are being encouraged and promoted by the Jammu and Kashmir government to have a healthy footfall of visitors.
Apart from promoting Eco and Agri Tourism, Traditional Performing Art and Adventure Tourism for creating a rural tourism circuit, LG Manoj Sinha called upon all stakeholders, government departments, PRIs, and local communities to work as a single unit for seamless implementation of the ground.
He suggested four broader areas for promotional activities including Farm Stays, Eco-Tourism, Wildlife Tourism, and Tribal Tourism. Simultaneously, there is also a need to train the youth in public-private, community partnership models, he added.
75 offbeat locations will provide adventure seekers, trekkers and international visitors with an experience of nature’s wilderness while also creating a livelihood in villages in the forest environment through home-stays, nature guides, trek operators, food stalls, and forest souvenirs.
It is important to mention that reputed travel brand Thomas Cook (India) and its Group Company, SOTC Travel having identified strong pent-up demand for outdoor and adventure travel, have curated a distinctive portfolio, India Trekking Tours – timed perfectly with the onset of the country’s trekking season.
The company’s product range captures India’s diversity of breath-taking mountainous terrain, Sikkim’s dramatic landscapes, turquoise alpine lakes of Kashmir, arid desert topography of Ladakh, lush valleys of Himachal and Uttarakhand awash with vibrant flora-fauna, mountain springs and the source of her mighty rivers, quaint picturesque villages.