1. Gulmarg, a popular tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir, experiences the first snowfall of the season.
2. Higher regions, including Peer Ki Gali, Zojila, and Gulmarg, witness fresh snowfall, while lower areas receive rainfall.
3. The snowfall transforms Gulmarg into a picturesque winter wonderland, attracting visitors with its stunning beauty.
Gulmarg, Nov 10: Gulmarg, a renowned tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir, has welcomed the season’s inaugural snowfall, transforming into a winter wonderland. The higher regions of the Kashmir Valley, including Peer Ki Gali, Zojila, and Gulmarg, have witnessed fresh snowfall, while the lower areas are experiencing rainfall.
The recent snowfall has brought about a change in weather conditions across Kashmir. Mountainous areas have been blanketed with heavy snow since last night, leading to a considerable drop in temperatures in the plains due to persistent heavy rain. The Meteorological Department predicts unsettled weather for the next 24 hours.
As a precautionary measure, Kishtwar-Anantnag and Mughal Road have been closed to traffic following snowfall in high-altitude areas. The closure was prompted by snowfall between Poshana and Peer Ki Gali, impacting the highway that links the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu with south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Authorities have taken steps to remove stranded vehicles.
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The Western Disturbance manifested as a trough in the middle tropospheric westerlies along Long. 70°E to the north of Lat. 26°N has resulted in scattered to fairly widespread rainfall or snowfall over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-GilgitBaltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on November 10.
Gulmarg, situated in the Baramulla district, is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty and lush landscapes, earning it the moniker ‘Meadow of Flowers.’ The hill station captivates visitors with its enchanting views during snowfall and the Lupine flower season from mid-June to the end of July.
During the snowfall season, locals showcase their creativity by crafting intricate snow sculptures. Beyond its breathtaking beauty, Gulmarg is renowned for winter sports and is a popular skiing destination. Its serene surroundings, coupled with adventure sports and historical significance, make Gulmarg a year-round attraction for travelers seeking outdoor adventures or a retreat into natural beauty.