It is the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is not like other usual tourist destination. Hence, you need to be extra careful while traveling in the state. Although infiltration and militancy is actually a serious problem here but you are extremely safe as the security network provided by CRPF Jawans and army is more than extraordinary. Here are some of the handy tips which you should consider and remember while taking a trip to valley-
Keep your identification documents with you
Always carry your ID cards with you. Due to serious tensions in the state, there is extra layer of security in some corners of the valley. Since tourism is the main source of revenue in the state, special care is taken to make sure tourists remain safe and devoid of any danger.
Always follow the safety measures mentioned by the local police
Ask your driver, hotel management staff and other local people you are familiar with about to-do and not-to-do things in the city. There are some corners in the city which are not safe as thet are sensitive during communal riots. Remain within city limits and if possible close to popular tourist landmark such as Dal Lake in Srinagar, Golf course in Gulmarg and so on.
Avoid visiting sensitive areas during odd hours
Unlike any other tourist destination, you have to be extra cautious about your timings and whereabouts during odd hours. If you are going for sightseeing, make sure you get back to the hotel on time and take a good nap at night. 😉
Get back to your hotel on time
Utmost 8 o’clock. Make sure you come back to the hotel maximum by 8 in the evening. Have your luscious dinner and take a brisk walk close by. Enjoy the breezy winds and reach back to your hotel safely.