Government of Jammu and Kashmir after easing all the restrictions imposed due to covid-19 is now focusing to get back tourists here. In this direction they have decided to hold a three month festival and it will include celebrations in the form of Autumn and Houseboat festivals in October; World Heritage Week and Saffron Festival in November; Christmas and New Year festivals in December; and will extend to Winter Carnival in January 2022.
Jammu province Jammu Festival, Navratri Festival, White Water Rafting Championship, Lake Festival, Patnitop Winter Carnival, and Lohri Festival will be organized during the same period.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has said that several destination based festivals will also be held like Sonamarg Autumn Festival, Pahalgam Winter Festival, Khadinyar Cultural Festival, Gulmarg Snow Festival, Basohli Art Festival, Mata Vaishnodevi Sangeet Sammelan, Kishtwar Saffron Plucking Festival, and Suchetgarh Seema Darshan.
To promote rural tourism, JK administration has decided to organize along the identified rural circuits across Jammu and Kashmir, including Hokersar-Parihaspora-Gohan in Gulmarg, Waderbala, Nowgam Mawar- Lolab in Kupwara, Chari-Sharief-Doodhpathri-Yousmarg in Budgam, Saderkoot Payeen- Watlab in Bandipora, Bani- Sarthal- Bhaderwah in Doda, Tattapani-Chingus in Rajouri and Sudhmahadev-Mantalai-Dudu-Basantgarh in Udhampur.