Jammu and Kashmir: Gulmarg receives season's first snowfall

Heavy rainfall forecast for Himachal Pradesh, Punjab on October 23

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 23, 2021 11:31 am -- Updated:October 23, 2021 11:50 am

Gulmarg in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir received the season's first snowfall on Saturday morning.

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Gulmarg, one of Asia's premier hill resorts, is known for its legendary beauty, exquisite valleys, and gorgeous streams. It is one of the best skiing destinations in Kashmir, famous across the globe for its suitable skiing slopes that attract ski lovers from across the world. Several tourists were seen having fun in the snow at the tourist hotspot.

Pahalgam was also covered in a blanket of snow on Saturday morning. The minimum temperatures have dropped throughout the valley.

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Srinagar recorded 5.6 degrees Celsius as its minimum temperature, while Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded 0.3 degrees Celsius and minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Meanwhile, the India Metrological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall, snowfall with thunderstorms, gusty winds and lightning at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab on October 23.

With hotels booked till April, Gulmarg is one of the hottest tourist destinations in India | Times of India Travel

-PTC News

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