With the onset of winter in Kashmir, travelers, ski enthusiast and other adventure sports lovers throng the world famous hill station Gulmarg, in north Kashmir. Covered with a white blanket of snow Gulmarg is the most beautiful place in the valley during the winter season.

Nasir Kachroo  a freelance Photographer visited the Ski resort last January and captured the snow covered slopes of the Gulmarg.

First snow at Gulmarg is an invitation to travellers, ski enthusiasts and locals to enjoy the snow festivity./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Gulmarg receives highest snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, the snow blankets entice the skiing enthusiasts all across the globe./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

The snow covered Gulmarg attracts more tourists during winter. There are a host of snow sports at this time of the years./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Horsmen shift to sledge-pulling during the winter season to secure their livelihood./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

The two-stage ropeway Gulmarg Gondola, is Asia’s highest and longest cable car project and ranks second highest operating cable car in the world./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Some of the best slopes in Asia for beginners and intermediate skiers are available at Gulmarg./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Because of its virgin peaks Gulmarg is a preferred Heliskiing destination, one of the best in Asia./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Gulmarg also offers ice-skating, ice-hockey, tobogganing and snowboarding, but the main attraction remains skiing./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Gulmarg lies in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 8694 feet above the sea level. Gulmarg is among the best Ski destinations in Asia./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

Named by Sultan Yusuf Shah, of Chak dynasty, Gulmarg was favourite vacation destination of Mughals and the British during their rule in India./Photo By: Nasir Kachroo

The post is originally published on The Travellore

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