J&K receives 1.29 crore pilgrim, tourists despite summer unrest

Even as Jammu and Kashmir battled with the summer unrest last year, 1.29 crore tourists and pilgrims had thronged the state during 2010.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 21:23 PM IST

Jammu: Even as Jammu and Kashmir battled
with the summer unrest last year, 1.29 crore tourists and
pilgrims had thronged the state during 2010.

"As many as 1,29,07,561 pilgrims and tourists visited
shrines and tourist resorts in Jammu and Kashmir during 2010",
J&K Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said Monday.

He said there has been increase in the arrival of
1,50,6934 pilgrims and tourists in 2010 as compared to the
previous year.

Jora said that in 2008-09, 11,40,0627 tourists and
pilgrims had visited the state from within and outside the
country.

Giving a break up, he said 11,48,6899 pilgrims visited
the shrines of Mata Vaishnodevi, Amarnath, Shiv Khori and
Shahdra Sharief in 2010, while 14,20,662 tourists visited
Kashmir Valley, Patnitop, Mansar (both in Jammu) and Ladakh
region.

PTI