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Locals clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar.(AP)

Snowed in: Tourists make the most of their stay in Kashmir as locals band together to help

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Surface and air traffic to and from Kashmir has been suspended since Sunday following heavy snowfall
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Locals take part in snow cycling at the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir.(PTI)
Locals take part in snow cycling at the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir.(PTI)

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir gives tourism sector a boost

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:52 PM IST
According to a tourist department official, 20-30 tourists would arrive per day in July, 2020, and there have been over 1,000 visitors every day since December 25, 2020
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Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)
Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)

Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures as snow forecast from Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:05 PM IST
In Ladakh, Leh recorded a low of -15.6 degrees, while Kargil was even colder at -20.4 degrees. The coldest place in the country, Drass, recorded a low of -28.2 degrees.
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Officials said the dry weather brought disappointment to hundreds of tourists at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg who had hopes of welcoming the New Year amid snowfall.(PTI)
Officials said the dry weather brought disappointment to hundreds of tourists at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg who had hopes of welcoming the New Year amid snowfall.(PTI)

Severe cold wave continues in Kashmir on New Year’s Day; Gulmarg freezes at -9 deg C

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The weather remained dry across Kashmir but the valley continued to experience sub-zero nights as the minimum temperature settled several degrees below the freezing point, they said.
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A child crossing a snow-covered wooden pavement in Tangmarg near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
A child crossing a snow-covered wooden pavement in Tangmarg near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Kashmir: Another spell of snow expected in first week of January

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Srinagar recorded a temperature of -5.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday, while the tourist resort of Gulmarg recorded -6.2 degrees Celsius
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With regular operations of international flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from across the country have set their sights on the Kashmir valley.(Pixabay)
With regular operations of international flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from across the country have set their sights on the Kashmir valley.(Pixabay)

Snowfall in Kashmir valley brings in hordes of visitors seeking break from pandemic gloom

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The famous twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam are witnessing a heavy influx of New Year revellers and most hotels are booked for weeks ahead, with the battered industry rejoicing over the return of the “good old days”.
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Men carry fodder through a road after snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)
Men carry fodder through a road after snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)

Kashmir shivers as temperature dips below zero degree in most of valley

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The weather office said that the coldest place in the valley on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday was the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir where the mercury plunged to -11 degrees Celsius
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The state’s weather office said that the ski resort of Gulmarg of Kashmir valley received most of the snow, while there was some precipitation in parts of Jammu as well.(HT Photo)
The state’s weather office said that the ski resort of Gulmarg of Kashmir valley received most of the snow, while there was some precipitation in parts of Jammu as well.(HT Photo)

Several parts of J&K see fresh sporadic snowfall, weather likely to improve

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Authorities had halted the traffic for some time on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway due to the snowfall but the road was reopened in the morning
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Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Kashmir under grips of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ with temperatures falling below freezing point

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Srinagar/Jammu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The officials said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.
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Participants of the ice hockey training camp practising at the rink in Kaza in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Participants of the ice hockey training camp practising at the rink in Kaza in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Kaza to host national ice hockey meet next month

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Training camp underway at rink built at a height of 3,720 metres in Spiti in which students aged between eight and 20 years are participating.
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Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Light snowfall likely on the higher reaches of Kashmir over the weekend

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:27 PM IST
This year, the winter has already started on a harsh note as the temperature dropped to a record minus 6.6 degree Celsius in summer capital Srinagar on December 19, the lowest temperature of the season
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The mercury dipped to minus 4 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, 2.5 notches below the normal, said a meteorological department officer.(PTI)
The mercury dipped to minus 4 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, 2.5 notches below the normal, said a meteorological department officer.(PTI)

Intense winter begins in Jammu & Kashmir with sub-zero temperatures

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:29 PM IST
The tourist resort of Gulmarg witnessed a temperature of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg has already had four spells of snow this winter and winter games have begun on the icy slopes of the resort
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Children look at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.(PTI)
Children look at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.(PTI)

Kashmir Valley reels under freezing night temperature

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - and the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir were the only places in the Valley where the night temperature improved Thursday night, it said.
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A snow-covered stretch at Pahalgam, 90km from Srinagar, on Monday. The night temperatures started dipping in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after the weather opened up following the snowfall over the weekend.(AFP Photo)
A snow-covered stretch at Pahalgam, 90km from Srinagar, on Monday. The night temperatures started dipping in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after the weather opened up following the snowfall over the weekend.(AFP Photo)

Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Ladakh as cold wave grips region

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Drass coldest at minus 18.6 degrees Celsius, Kargil minus 13.8, Leh minus 7.9, Gulmarg minus 10.2, Pahalgam minus 5.3 and Srinagar records low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius
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Sana Khan and Anas Saiyad are honeymooning in Kashmir.
Sana Khan and Anas Saiyad are honeymooning in Kashmir.

Sana Khan wishes ‘best shouhar’ Anas Saiyad a happy birthday on Kashmir honeymoon, shares new pic from Gulmarg

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Sana Khan took to Instagram to wish her husband Anas Saiyad a happy birthday on Saturday. The couple is on honeymoon in Kashmir, and has been posting updates from Gulmarg.
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Inside Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal wedding reception, which was attended by Govinda and Bharti Singh among others.
Inside Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal wedding reception, which was attended by Govinda and Bharti Singh among others.

Inside Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal wedding reception: Newly-weds take to the dance floor, Bharti Singh, Govinda attend

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 01:04 PM IST
Inside Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal wedding reception: The happy couple was seen dancing to Bollywood numbers and was joined by Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa and Govinda with his family.
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The official said a spell of rain and snow, especially over the higher reaches, with light to moderate intensity is most likely to occur between November 23-25.(HT Photo)
The official said a spell of rain and snow, especially over the higher reaches, with light to moderate intensity is most likely to occur between November 23-25.(HT Photo)

Sub-zero temperatures across Kashmir; coldest night of season in Srinagar

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius Saturday night which is the lowest so far this season, a MeT official said, adding the minimum temperature settled below zero degrees Celsius across the Kashmir valley.
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Light snowfall in upper reaches of Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:08 PM IST
The meteorological department has predicted dry weather in the UT till the first week of November but has not ruled out the possibility of light snow fall in the upper reaches of the Valley
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The Gondola was closed after the government imposed lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 in mid-March.(HT PHOTO.)
The Gondola was closed after the government imposed lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 in mid-March.(HT PHOTO.)

Gulmarg Gondola opens for tourists after six months

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:34 AM IST
The first phase of the Gondola was opened for a day on September 27, World Tourism Day and then it resumed daily operations from Saturday taking tourists to Kongdori Mountain at a height of 8,530 ft.
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Migrant daily wage labourers receive essentials being distributed during the lockdown in Jammu on Sunday.(Nitin Kanotra)
Migrant daily wage labourers receive essentials being distributed during the lockdown in Jammu on Sunday.(Nitin Kanotra)

Donations pour in for COVID-19 relief in J&K

By Idrees Bukhtiyar | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Many NGOs and good samaritans are creating awareness of the disease among the poor and giving away free masks and hand sanitisers
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Tourists is the ski resort of Gulmarg.(HT File Photo)
Tourists is the ski resort of Gulmarg.(HT File Photo)

Gulmarg preps for national winter games, Kashmir hopes for tourism boost

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The national winter games next month will be the first big sporting event in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.
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Christmas is forever a grand affair to celebrate the welcoming of a new year. Several parts of the world are already covered in the blanket of soft white snow adding to winter fun.(Unsplash)
Christmas is forever a grand affair to celebrate the welcoming of a new year. Several parts of the world are already covered in the blanket of soft white snow adding to winter fun.(Unsplash)

Gulmarg, Prague and more: 6 places to celebrate White Christmas

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 05:27 PM IST
There are myriad places around the world where travellers can visit and experience snowfall and enjoy white Christmas.
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Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)
Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)

After UK, Germany issues advisory against travel to J-K

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The state government has advised the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley keeping in view of the “latest intelligence inputs of terror threats”.
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Travel these 5 places to get your blood flowing.(Unsplash)
Travel these 5 places to get your blood flowing.(Unsplash)

Top 5 travel destinations for all the adventure lovers

By Shreya Kumar | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:27 AM IST
If you are in search for a thrilling experience then here are five adventure destinations to give you that adrenaline rush.
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Ace designer Rohit Bal says that it is India and its rich heritage that is his constant source of inspiration(Prabhat Shetty)
Ace designer Rohit Bal says that it is India and its rich heritage that is his constant source of inspiration(Prabhat Shetty)

“The biggest misconception people have about me? They think I’m super rich!” Rohit Bal gets cheeky…

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 10:18 AM IST
The ace designer also talks about rumours, memories and superstitions
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A couple enjoys snow-biking in Gulmarg. It took frequent spells of snow in January this year to bring large number of foreign tourists to Kashmir amid militancy.(HT Photo)
A couple enjoys snow-biking in Gulmarg. It took frequent spells of snow in January this year to bring large number of foreign tourists to Kashmir amid militancy.(HT Photo)

Gulmarg’s silky slopes a hit among tourists from India and abroad

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Gulmarg, Gulmarg
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 03:51 PM IST
The good start to the tourist season of 2019 iin Gulmarg comes after the industry took a downturn in 2018, a year which witnessed military offensive.
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Srinagar: A woman clears the snow off a car in downtown Srinagar, Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019. According to the Met department officials, most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. (PTI Photo)((PTI)
Srinagar: A woman clears the snow off a car in downtown Srinagar, Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019. According to the Met department officials, most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. (PTI Photo)((PTI)

Family of five leaves heater on to stay warm in Kashmir home, found dead

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight, officials of the meteorological department said
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Record-breaking cold continued on Friday in both Jammu and Srinagar cities as intense cold wave lashed Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Record-breaking cold continued on Friday in both Jammu and Srinagar cities as intense cold wave lashed Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Srinagar experiences coldest night in 28 years at minus 7.7 degree celsius

By Indo Asian News Service | Jammu/Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Srinagar continued to experience intense cold as the minimum temperature settled at minus 7.7 degree Celsius which is the lowest in 28 years.
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Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday.(AP)
Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday.(AP)

Srinagar experiences coldest night of season

By Press Trust of India | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
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The objective of the Kashmir Autumn Festival is to counter the negative perception that has been built around Kashmir.(Shutterstock)
The objective of the Kashmir Autumn Festival is to counter the negative perception that has been built around Kashmir.(Shutterstock)

Kashmir Autumn Festival 2018: Shikhara rides, musical evenings and more

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The festival has various key features such as significant tourist attractions and resorts, shikara rides, houseboat cruises and the Jhelum cruise.
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