Watch: As The 1st Snowfall Of The Season Graces J&K, Gulmarg Turns Into A Winter Wonderland

Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir received its first snowfall if the season and it turned into a winter wonderland!

by Shreya Rathod
Watch: As The 1st Snowfall Of The Season Graces J&K, Gulmarg Turns Into A Winter Wonderland

Gulmarg is a hill station and popular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. With the scenic Himalayan mountains in the backdrop, this place attracts several tourists. Recently, the first snowfall of the season made its appearance and Gulmarg turned into a winter wonderland!

Watch: Gulmarg Turned Into A Winter Wonderland After The 1st Snowfall!

A fresh coating of snow has covered the charming town of Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir, turning the area into an enthralling winter wonderland. Gulmarg’s natural beauty reached new heights when the first snowfall of the season blessed the landscape, drawing both residents and tourists to enjoy the magical snowfall.

On Saturday, rain battered the lowlands while a few places in Kashmir’s higher elevations saw additional snowfall. The previous night’s low of minus 3.5 degrees Celsius was surpassed by a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius on Friday night in Srinagar city.

The renowned ski resort of Gulmarg in the Baramulla district recorded a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, according to officials, while Pahalgam, in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir, which serves as one of the base camps for the yearly Amarnath Yatra, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius.

The lowest recorded temperatures were minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Qazigund, minus 3.6 degrees Celsius in Kokernag town, and minus 1.0 degrees Celsius in Kupwara. The officials predict that on Saturday and Sunday, Jammu & Kashmir will be impacted by a mild western disturbance.

Also Read: 7 Interesting Things To Do In Gulmarg

They claimed that a weak western disturbance that affected parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday afternoon caused light to moderate snowfall in a few places in the valley’s upper reaches.

Winter Arrived In The North Of Baramulla District

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According to the report, officials at the Gulmarg ski resort in the Baramulla area of north Kashmir reported receiving almost six inches of new snowfall. They stated that snowfall was also seen on the Zojila axis and in the Sonamarg tourist resort. According to the officials, rain continued to pound the plains in the valley until the last reports arrived.

According to them, Jammu and Kashmir will be impacted by the western disturbance until Sunday morning. Its influence is likely to bring mild rain or snow in certain areas, particularly in the upper reaches.

According to the meteorological agency, the weak western disturbance will help the minimum temperatures until Sunday, at which point they are expected to drop by one to three degrees once more.

Things To Do In Gulmarg:

1. Skiing At Apharwat Peak

Skiing here is a must for adventure seekers, as it’s one of the best winter activities in Gulmarg. One of the greatest places to indulge in this sport is Apharwat Peak.

2. Gondola Ride

This is another exciting thing you should try in Gulmarg. You can get the most breathtaking views of Khilanmarg and Gulmarg from the Gondola rides.

3. Trekking

One of the rewards of walking is the magnificent view of Alpather Lake. At an estimated height of 4400 metres, it is situated at the base of the twin Apharwat Peak.

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Comment below and tell us if you have ever experienced the Gulmarg snowfall.

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