Tourists enjoy the season’s first snowfall in Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, a place famous for its ski resorts.
Is the heyday of Kashmir tourism back?
As of April 2022, around 3,000 people take Asia’s highest rope way, Gondola, located at a 13,000-feet altitude in Gulmarg, daily, official figures suggest. More than three lakh visitors have clicked memorable pictures at the seasonal Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, the highest number since the garden was opened in 2007 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. A record two million tourists have visited Kashmir this year, up from 13 lakh tourists who visited the Valley in 2013.
Photos: Nissar Ahmad