The rattle of guns was replaced by the excited noises of people clicking selfies and dancing to the beats of drums at the Border Out Post (BoP) in Suchetgarh border in Jammu as the J&K government launched its border tourism initiative. Every day 200 to 300 people including tourists visit Octerio BoP as border tourism initiative. On Sundays, the footfall of tourists goes upto to 100. It is open for tourists from 8 am to 6 pm daily,
Jammu and Kashmir launched border tourism at low key in a bid to attract tourists and pilgrims with a twin-aim to boost the economy of the border dwellers and also increase the footfall along the Indo-Pak border (a mission taken up by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti).
The tour buses are being operated by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) from Amarnath base camp at Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu
“Adequate arrangements for security of tourists and pilgrims have been put in place by deploying police personnel and traffic police officers in the bus, besides providing them with clean drinking water, information pamphlets and a guide for providing them information about the places of historical and cultural importance in the city,” Director Tourism Jammu, Sushma Choudhan said.
We at Alien Holidays and Hospitality encourages our valuable tourists to explore boarder tourism destinations of Jammu and Kashmir providing them with adequate safety and security giving them the opportunity to experience the topography of State of Jammu and Kashmir with help of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department.