Snowfall breaks dry spell in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

Tourism has come back in full swing in Kashmir as the upper reaches of Kashmir valley witnessed fresh snowfall, including the tourist resort of Gulmarg.

The fresh spell of snowfall has literally come as a boon from the heavens for winter sports and tourism-related activities in the Valley, with the Tourism Department making arrangements for hosting a 'Snow Carnival' later this month.

The carnival, which is organised by the Tourism Department annually at Gulmarg resort, was scheduled to be held in the first week of January but a prolonged dry spell across Kashmir and scant snowfall at Gulmarg this winter almost dashed all hopes of holding the event this season. (Image: ANI)

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Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

The tourism department is planning a wide range of activities for wooing tourists to Gulmarg during the carnival, which has been a hit with the visitors in the past. (Image: ANI)

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

The fresh spell of snowfall has literally come as a boon from the heavens for winter sports and tourism-related activities in the Valley. (Image: ANI)

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

Cold wave grips Jammu and Kashmir due to snowfall in higher reaches of Pir Panjal range. (Image: ANI)

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir: Tourists throng Gulmarg to enjoy the winter season

Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, closed for traffic following heavy snowfall. (Image: ANI)