By: Raja Nouman / Eeshan Peer

18 photos that will make you want to set off to Gulmarg right now


The fresh snowfall at world famous ski resort Gulmarg has attracted thousands of tourists bringing smile on the faces of hoteliers and people attached with tourism sector.

With winter sports carnival starting from 22nd January, people attached with tourism sector are hopeful about the increase in tourist rush.

The sports carnival around the corner will include winter games skiing, painting competition , snow cycling, snow hockey and other games.

Our lensmen Eeshan Peer and Raja Nouman captured some moments for the viewers. Enjoy the look


After a dull season due to summer unrest, Gulmarg wears festive look after fresh snowfall. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul Post

 

 

This year the famous tourist spot received late snowfall attracting less visitors. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul Post

 

 

Hoteliers had a sigh of relief after tourists both local and outsiders returned to enjoy the snow. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul Post

 

 

About two feet snow was recorded at Ski-resort of Gulmarg on day one of snowfall. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul Post

 

 

Other areas of Gulmarg like Khilanmarg, Kongdoori and Afferwath also received heavy snowfall. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul Post

 

 

The resort registered day temprature as low of minus 5 to minus 7 degrees Celsius. Photo: Eeshan Peer / The Varmul post

 

 

Continuous snowfall in Gulmarg has made the place one of the favored destinations in the state. Photo: Eeshan Peer / The Varmul post

 

 

The fresh snowfall broke five month long dry spell in the valley. Photo: Eeshan Peer / The Varmul post

 

 

Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season and other sports activity. Photo: Raja Nouman / the Varmul post

 

 

The coolest things to do in Gulmarg is take the Gondola cable car ride from Gulmarg to Kongdoor or Kongdoor to Apharwat. Photo: Raja Nouman / the Varmul post

 

 

Gulmarg lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 8,694 ft. Photo: Raja Nouman / the Varmul post

 

 

Gulmarg can accommodate any type of tourist as the hotels vary from budget to luxurious. Photo: Eeshan Peer / the Varmul post

 

 

A flat wooden board (sledge) is taken up the hilltop and, without a navigator, allowed to slide downhill on the snow-covered slopes. Photo: Eeshan Peer / the Varmul post

 

 

Authorities allow vehicles with chains tied over wheels only to avoid any slip on Tangmarg-Gulmarg road. Photo: Eeshan Peer / the Varmul post

 

 

Snow-covered Gulmarg is a treat to eyes. Photo: Eeshan Peer / the Varmul post

 

 

Tourists go for a ride around Gulmarg in sledges driven by locals. Photo: Eeshan Peer / The Varmul post

 

 

Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination. It had been rated as Asia’s seventh best ski destination. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul post

 

 

Skis and snowboards are available for rent from a government-owned shop. Photo: Raja Nouman / The Varmul post

 

 

 

 

  1. Amanjeetsingh

    Jan 17th, 2017

    Thanx to u for this effort made by u…

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