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Winter Season – Recreation in India – Health & Ski Resort.

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Kashmir

While the pandemic played a huge part of poor tourist numbers in the Kashmir Valley, after two years Kashmir welcomes tourists back with week-long celebration to ring in the 2022 New Year. Many may know and most probably many are aware of Kashmir itself giving a splendid and panoramic view of the Himalayas.

The celebrations began last Saturday, on Xmas, at the twin tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
The series of celebration will end on the year’s last night 2021.
Normally, celebrating Xmas was usually for a day and then New Year for another single day.
This time, holding a grand weeklong festival, organizing it to send a message, welcoming hosting the tourists in the valley to visit Kashmir.
While the pandemic played a huge part in the lower tourism numbers in the Kashmir Valley, experts realized it has helped to revive winter tourism @ Gulmarg.

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Gulmarg

After two dismal winter seasons, Gulmarg has witnessed a heavy rush of tourists coming to enjoy the winter sport activities this year. The ski resort of Gulmarg has the festive look from Saturday as it marked a white Xmas. While hotels and buildings are illuminated, a musical program enthralled the tourists attending the celebrations in large numbers.
Last year, most adventure hunger tourists couldn’t go to Europe because of the travel ban caused by the pandemic. The local Winter Sports Association brought to life by discovering the slopes of Gulmarg – the ski capital of India. Thus the locals spent their holidays there. The ski slopes of Gulmarg match any ski slope of Europe and are found inexpensive also. Perfect place to relax, recharging at the beauty of Kashmir this year as well.
Less tourists visited the valley in the three months of summer tourism season than in November when 125,000 tourists arrived to Kashmir and most of them headed over to Gulmarg. Xmas celebrations are also held at the Pahalgam health resort in South Kashmir.
Expecting a huge rush and congestion at Gulmarg this year, the J-K Tourism department has already planned to open two more tourist destinations @ Sonamarg and Dodapathri for winter tourism this year.
(Travel restricted to these destination COVID-19 test required on arrival)

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