Tourist influx in North Indian hill town Shimla has increased after turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite temperature going above normal mark, tourists come here due to the peaceful atmosphere.
Tour business operators have been witnessing flood of bookings and inquires after the tourists opting Shimla, instead of Kashmir.
Tourism business operator KC Thakur said tension in Kashmir has diverted the tourist influx in Himachal Pradesh especially in Shimla. He said that hotels have almost been full to the capacity and rooms have been booked in advance.
Sagar Puri a tourist from Amritsar said, "Condition in Srinagar is not favorable for tourism as compared to Himachal which is now identified as a safe place for tourism."
Tourists claim to choose Shimla as their tourist destiny due to unfavorable situation prevailing in Kashmir.
Major chunk of tourists might have flown to Kashmir had the situation been normal, but instead they chose Shimla because of its peaceful atmosphere.
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