SRINAGAR: According to the survey conducted by Outlook Traveler Magazine Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine has been adjudged as the most favourite pilgrimage tourist destination and Ladakh as the most favourite adventure tourist destination in India.
In a glittering award ceremony held at New Delhi, the awards were conferred upon J&K Tourism.
The awards for various categories like most favourite, Beach Resort, Heritage Destination, romantic destination, etc were distributed in the function. Pervez Diwan, Secretary Tourism Government of India was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Diwan revealed that the government of India has taking various steps in liberalizing visa issues to encourage foreign tourism to have visa on arrival.
He complemented all the states for their contribution in promoting the tourism in their respective states and said this helps the state economy to grow in various ways.
He said that government of India is taking various steps to promote tourism in India. He complemented Jammu and Kashmir tourism for its efforts in reviving the tourism industry which is the back bone of the state.
He said that Shri Vaishno Devi Yatra has swelled up after taking over by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. He emphasized that more tourist destination should be developed in and around Katra to retain the tourists for day or so.Director Tourism Jammu Soujanya Sharma received the award on behalf of the Tourism Department on the occasion.
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