SRINAGAR: A Malaysian group of 71 people who recently visited Kashmir showered praise on Valley’s beautiful landscape and hospitality. The Malaysia group was headed by Nursufinas Binti Othman Malaysian agent “She said Kashmir needs to be promoted at international level especially in Malaysia where from many travellers will love to visit Kashmir”. He said Kashmir has beautiful landscape, culture and tradition which can attract tourists from around the globe. The group all come from Malaysia to listen the folk Music of Kashmir.
The group also enjoyed hospitality in Kashmir. “We were surprised at the way Kashmiris are welcoming the visitors here. They give a home like feeling to tourists and are eagerly waiting to provide services at affordable rates,” they said. “It is surreal experience, there is no place beautiful than this Valley,” Mohyi Bin Mokmin says “hoping that he would come again to Kashmir more often and also promote it across globe so that more and more people come to know about the beautiful valley.”
“I had not heard about this place till my friend told me. But there were apprehensions about security as people keep telling that this place is not safe. But what I found here is totally different experience, the people here are hospitable and warm and also there is no threat,” he added.“We (Malaysian) are more comfortable in Kashmir than any other part because of religious belief and food patterns,” said Seriatin Binti Abd Rahim a female from Malaysian said. “Dresses here are quite cheaper in comparison to Malaysia. As a result of which I am working out on possibilities of importing stuff from here,” she said.
She added that “The folk Music it is really amazing I can’t understand but instruments was super”. “Kashmir needs to preserve its environment and essence to keep attracting tourists,” she said. The group stayed in Kashmir for three days and visited famous Mughal gardens, Dal Lake, heritage sites in Srinagar and also the prime tourist resorts like Gulmarg.
The tour was organised by Sufindia Tour & Travels and also held event in Zarbarwan Park related folk Music and culture of Kashmir. Managing Director Tauseef Ahmed Bhat, Sufindia Tour & Travels, While speaking to News Agency Press Trust of Kashmir he said that “this group is mesmerized by Folk Music and hospitability of Kashmir. They have promised to promote Kashmir tourism in their country.”