Leh-Ladakh and Kargil are being developed in a swift way as international tourism centers

Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Union Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said that Leh-Ladakh and Kargil are being developed in a swift way after abrogation of Article 370 for making them an international tourism center.

During the inauguration of the National Event of Adventure Tourism (NEAT Kargil 2021), Patel said that the roadmap for developing all necessary basic resources for the convenience of tourists are in progress and Kargil is breathtakingly beautiful, hence, people coming here will think twice before visiting a foreign country.

Patel said that in spite of a lot of potential at the global level, Kargil didn’t get much recognition, but now the development is in full swing. Both the Tourism and the Culture Ministries are working together to develop the UT with awareness about Kargil also changing.

Patel said, “2.20 crore people from India go abroad for tourism and 1.80 crore people from foreign countries come to India. We have everything in Kargil. Maybe, we have not been able to define its beauty. Attempts were made to malign its image but things have been rectified. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened flood gates of development schemes for the UT.”

As part of global media plan, videos are being made and put on the website of the ministry. “We are working to make people aware about the beauty of Kargil. People who visit here can share their videos on the ministry’s website,” Patel said.

Patel added, “When the people of Ladakh drew our attention towards adventure tourism, then the work of opening of the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) started in Kargil. Land will be acquired within a week, budget will be released and the institute will be ready soon.

People will be trained in skiing and mountaineering here and then will be able to participate in the international tournaments. With the opening of the institute, the adventure tourism will become an industry here.”

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