If you want to enjoy a combination
of mountains, cold, snow and winter sport in India, Gulmarg
must be a must visit destination in your travel itinerary.
A major part of the country has climate that is tropical in
nature. Hence, there is very little scope for winter sports.
It is only when you reach the northernmost limits of the country
do you enjoy access to the snow and hail and the wonderful
winter sport opportunities that it offers.
The eastern part of the Himalayas offer wonderful
mountaineering options. For those who want a bit of plain old snow
combined with winter sports like snowboarding, skiing and other
such winter sports, Gulmarg is the place to visit.
The biggest advantage of visiting this tourist
destination in Jammu and Kashmir is that it is being consciously
marketed as a winter sports capital. This means that the facilities
offered to tourists are the best in the country and comparable to
facilities offered in various resorts all over the world.
The fact that winter sport athletes in India travel
to and train in Gulmarg should be sufficient testimony of quality
of services offered. The conscious efforts to promote this destination
for tourism means there are ample facilities related to accommodation,
tourism and holidaying. It goes without saying that this will be
an extremely cold destination and that one should travel with adequate
facilities for protection from the cold.
Gulmarg is accessible by road and those traveling
from outside should fly in the state capital of Srinagar for further
travel by road to the destination. A relatively less known activity
that is very popular in Gulmarg is trekking. You can make use of
the rough terrain for some highly enjoyable treks that take you
right into the lap
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of nature. You can opt for the northern trails that are tougher
and combine a bit of mountaineering with trekking.