Gulmarg witnesses large number of tourists with fresh snowfall

 Thursday, December 9, 2021 

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflow of tourists in Kashmir has been considerably low due to the pandemic protocols and advisories issued for tourists by the administration. However, now with the relaxation of restrictions and vaccination of maximum people across the country, tourist flow to Kashmir valley has shot up.


As per official data released by the Kashmir administration and tourism department in the month of November, 1lakh 3 thousand tourists visited Kashmir. It is the first time in last seven years when such a record number of tourists have visited Kashmir.


The attraction doubled with Kashmir witnessing its first snowfall, with mountains surrounding Kashmir covered in a white blanket of snow. The weather department had predicted snowfall in the mountainous areas of Kashmir and parts of Ladakh.


Gulmarg, the world’s best ski resort recorded maximum snow in Kashmir hill stations. Around 12.1-inch snow accumulated in Gulmarg and around 2ft in upper reaches of the resorts like Kongdori and Apperwat. Thousands of tourists traveled towards Gulmarg to enjoy the first snowfall.

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