On top of the world skiing in Gulmarg

Imagine swooshing downhill across ice-white powdery snow, sun beaming down out of a deep blue sky, with a backdrop of the highest mountain range in the world.  You can do this at Gulmarg, one of India’s premier ski resorts, only 35 miles from beautiful Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ski Gulmarg - Himalayas with Indus

Gulmarg and the Himalayas

Skiing was introduced to Gulmarg by two British Army officers who established the first ski club at this hill station in the 1920s, but it is only in the past decade that this popular destination has really taken off as a first-class attraction for skiing enthusiasts.  In the winter, the extreme and varied terrain combined with very heavy snowfalls, create a snow destination that is among the best in the world. In 2011 CNN voted it in the Top 5 Asia Ski Resorts. Continue reading

Top 10 things to do in stunning Srinagar

Shikhara Dal Lake Srinagar- photo jktourism.org

Shikhara Dal Lake ~ photo jktourism.org

The capital of Kashmir is ancient Srinagar. Its sub-tropical climate attracts visitors all year round. Countless springs and lakes create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The great Mughal Emperors recognised this ‘Paradise on Earth’ and its people have developed a vibrant, colourful lifestyle within a unique landscape. There is so much to experience – here are our Top Ten Things to Do in Srinagar. Continue reading