Sustainability Issues at Tourism Destinations in Kashmir Valley
This paper examined sustainability isssues happening at tourism destinations in Kashmir Valley. Conclusions are drawn and remedies provided on the basis of concerned issues. Practices, models and strategies adopted by Himalayan and Non- Himalayan states are presented and explained their relevance for the rectification and endorsement of sustainable tourism at destinations. In Kashmir Valley most of the products are gifted by nature and demands vital care and supervision. Due to poor management, deficient facilities and services problems like contamination (water and air), solid waste, open dumping of garbage, emissions, chlorofluorocarbons and green house gases, illegal constructions and degradation of forests highly noticeable at renowned places like Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg. In this context, strong policies, strategic framework, sustainable tourism practices and adequate facilities and services are treated as imperative.