India to allow tourists back into Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir are allowing tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave, citing security concerns.

The local government had instructed tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave on Aug. 2, three days before India stripped the Muslim-majority region of its statehood and special semi-autonomous status.

The local government said in a statement Tuesday that the governor has decided after a security review to lift the restrictions on tourists, effective Thursday.

Kashmir's pristine mountainous landscape, ski resorts, lake houseboats and apple orchards have long made it a tourist attraction.

India imposed a harsh security clampdown, cutting most communications and detaining thousands of people, after stripping the region of its special status.

Related News

Slain runner from NYC laid to rest in Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2016

A New York City woman killed while out running near her mother's Massachusetts home was remembered at her funeral Tuesday for the light she brought to the lives of everyone she touched

'American Horror Story' coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Aug 17, 2016

The ghosts, vampires and other freaky misfits from "American Horror Story" are coming to Universal Studios

Casino mogul Wynn readies lavish new Macau resort

Aug 17, 2016

Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism, and the U.S. casino mogul will need luck on his side as launches his $4.2 billion Wynn Palace project in the gambling hub as growth downshifts

You may also like these

'American Horror Story' coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Aug 17, 2016

The ghosts, vampires and other freaky misfits from "American Horror Story" are coming to Universal Studios

Explorers find 2nd-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Great Lakes

Aug 17, 2016

A team of underwater explorers says it has found the second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes

No oil leaks into Lake Tahoe from boat fire, officials say

Aug 17, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard says firefighters protected Lake Tahoe's famously clear water as they quickly snuffed out flames shooting out of a docked tourist cruise boat

Traveller SEA (South-East Asia) is for wanderlust looking for an adventure in the South-East Asia region and the rest of the world.

Contact us: sales@tvlseacom.com