Why tourists go to Kashmir during off-peak season

September 08, 2014 10:30 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:49 pm IST - BANGALORE:

The month of September is not among the favourite times of the year for travellers from Bangalore to Jammu and Kashmir, which is now battered by heavy rainfall and floods. This month falls between the two peak tourist seasons of Kashmir.

Low hotel tariffs

According to tourism industry insiders, the peak season for Jammu and Kashmir is between April and July, and October and December. Many visit the State during this off-peak season owing to the bait of low hotel tariffs.

“The number of travellers to Kashmir is low right now. If the flooding had happened in the peak season, the situation would have been far worse for tourists,” said Sanjar Imam, vice-president of the Karnataka Travel Forum.

Besides, those visiting the temple shrine of Vaishno devi, near Jammu, also extended their travel to Srinagar.

Also, with Ladakh region emerging as a favourite destination for adventure-seekers and bikers, many prefer to travel to Srinagar and Jammu region.

On bikers

“Most bikers starting from Chandigarh/Manali to Leh, also extend their journey to Srinagar before returning,” Deepak Solanki, an avid adventurer, said.

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