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The government has announced sops for the tourists visiting Kashmir on the occasion of 3-day Kashmir Saffron festival scheduled to commence from Oct 29 at Visoo, Pampore in Pulwama. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation would provide 50 per cent rebate on lodging and transport charges to the tourists visiting Kashmir besides private tourism players are also going to give concessions in boarding and lodging on Saffron and Diwali festivals.

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department kicked off a seven-day Paragliding Festival, an initiative to attract adventure-seeking tourists to the state. The festival was kicked off by Honourable Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir at Dara, on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

Honourable Minister said “although paragliding was done in other parts of the country, the beautiful mountains and vast areas of the Valley offer tremendous scope for the adventure sport.

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On 7th September, the German Embassy New Delhi hosted an unprecedented event in Srinagar: The ‘Kashmir Concert’.

Maestro Zubin Mehta, international icon of classical music, conducted the “Bayerische Staatsorchester” (Bavarian State Orchestra) from Munich, one of the best classical orchestras, at Shalimar Bagh, Mughal Gardens in Srinagar. Soloists were Andreas Oettl (trumpet) and Julian Rachlin (violin).

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LEH: The Minister for Tourism and Culture Jammu & Kashmir, G.A Mir attended a flute concert by Maestro Andrea Griminelli with Emanuele Segre on the guitar accompanied by Ladakh musicians, as Chief Guest at Stok Palace, Leh on Saturday. Daniele Mancini, Ambassador Italy, H.R.H, Jigmat Wangchuk Namgial the King of Stok Palace, with Queen, mother-Diskit Wangmo, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar, CEO Go Air and many other Royal Guests both from the country and abroad were present on the occasion.

The State of Jammu & Kashmir is known for its traditional and street foods. Each region, Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh, has its own special and traditional foods influenced by the climatic conditions & customs.

All the better hotels in Srinagar have attached restaurants, generally serving Indian, Continental and Kashmiri cuisine.

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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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