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Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists start to return to Pahalgam as govt eases COVID-19 curbs Kashmir Tourism
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Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists start to return to Pahalgam as govt eases COVID-19 curbs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2021, 05:39 pm

Srinagar: Tourists started to return to Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town as authorities started  easing COVID-19 curbs in the region.

From riding a pony to   sitting along the banks of Lidder river, people were seen enjoying their stay in the city.

Speaking to ANI, Bashir Ahmad, President of Ponywalla association in Pahalgam said, “I welcome the government’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the valley. With this move, several tourists have started pouring in at Pahalgam. Many people opt for pony rides for travelling long distances, helping us in these trying times.”

“In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, we are assuring that all our ponywallahs are vaccinated. We hope that the tourism industry revives to its best level soon,” Ahmad said.

Rohit, a tourist, told ANI, “I have come here to visit Pahalgam. Will stay here for about a week. The weather is too hot in Punjab. hence, I along with my family have come here to enjoy the scenic views of the area.”

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