Kashmir Valley saw a fresh snowfall across various districts, drawing thousands of tourists to Kashmir’s picturesque hill stations.
Resorts hosting tourists at locations such as Gulmarg and Pahalgam also received fresh spells of snowfall, drawing thousands of tourists to Kashmir’s panoramic hill stations. All the hotels and guest houses are completely booked for the next few weeks. Tourism stakeholders say the more snow, the better the tourism would be.
Tourists were enjoying the snowfall in the Gulmarg region where more than one foot of snow accumulated since yesterday.
The weather department has predicted the weather to remain the same for the next two days. Snowfall and rains are expected again in the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley.
While the tourists enjoy the snowfall, it doesn’t occur as much of as cheerful news to the local people of the valley. They suffer difficulties in the cold, with less fuel, and at present, all the surface roads remain cut off due to the snowfall in north and central Kashmir.
The Srinagar- Leh, Srinagar Mughal road, Srinagar- Keran, Bandipora- Gurez roads have been closed due to major snowfall in the region.
Neelum River is frozen.
Frozen #Neelum River in #NeelumValley #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/oWv6yyL2nb
— Er.Gulzar🍁 (@ErGulzar_) January 4, 2023
People playing in the snow.
#Kashmir snow pic.twitter.com/jt79dgUXUH
— music instrumental jazz (@neerajgairola96) January 10, 2023
Snow Skiing in Gulmarg #kashmir
Gulmarg #kashmir@Gulmarg Guides. pic.twitter.com/YJbitaEYO4
— The Kashmir (@paradisekmr1) January 11, 2023
Kashmir is famous for its snowfall, and people are often thrilled to see the thick snow-covered region of Kashmir. The December and January months are transformed into an exciting wintery snow land in the paradise valley with beautiful soft snowflakes falling transforming the emerald green-blue valley into wintery white. Gulmarg tops the list as a top skiing destination.
The temperature during snowfalls in Kashmir
Temperatures during a snowfall can drop as low as 4°C to -2°C. So, make sure you carry the proper winter gear, warm thermal clothing, proper shoes, boots, caps, gloves, and other winter gear.