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Posted on: Monday , Aug 17, 2009 At 11:00 AM

Kargil As A Tourist Destination

Ten years after the war against the intruding forces from Pakistan, Kargil was in news once again last month when the nation paid homage to the martyrs. To help people visit those places where our soldiers fought successfully, the Government of India is planning to develop Kargil as a tourist destination.


The first concern is here is of safety, as Kargil is very close to the Line of Control and can be a target for firing from the other side of the border. Kargil also requires much improvement in terms of tourist facilities. Options for accommodation is Kargil are very few, and a rush of tourists may result in shortage of supply. The government is planning to pump in twelve crore rupees to resolve these problems and to improve security and tourist infrastructure in the town.


Kargil is significant not just a place where a war was fought, but as the gateway to the picturesque and isolated Zanskar Valley. It is also a transit point where people tend to stop and spend a night during the long journey from Srinagar to Leh. Improvement in tourist infrastructure can help travellers in travelling to these places in more comfort.


See more details at http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/business/india-developing-kargil-as-tourist-destination'100225790.html

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