Nestled in the heart of Kashmir, Gulmarg has welcomed its first snowfall of the season, signaling the onset of its transformation into a winter wonderland. This enchanting destination is renowned not only for its snow-covered landscapes but also for the vibrant lupine flowers that grace its meadows, painting a spectacular picture from mid-June through July’s end.
As winter blankets the region from December to March, Kashmir undergoes a magical metamorphosis. In Gulmarg, snowfall is eagerly anticipated by visitors. Beyond its awe-inspiring natural beauty, Gulmarg holds a special place in the hearts of winter sports enthusiasts, serving as a premier skiing destination that attracts visitors from around the globe.
Gulmarg has made headlines for more than just its natural wonders. In February 2022, it garnered international attention with the opening of the world’s largest igloo cafe, offering a unique and cozy dining experience against the backdrop of snow-clad peaks. In 2023, a private venture unveiled a mesmerizing glass igloo restaurant where patrons could relish delectable cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the stunning surroundings.
While Gulmarg is synonymous with its winter charms, it offers a wealth of attractions year-round. Visitors can explore St. Mary’s Church, marvel at the grandeur of the Maharaja Palace, chase the cascading waters of Drung Waterfall, and seek spiritual solace at the Maharani Temple. One of the most sought-after experiences is the Gulmarg Gondola ride, an adventure that boasts the title of Asia’s highest and longest ropeway, providing unforgettable vistas of the region.
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