Let’s start the year with something adventurous- a skiing holiday in Gulmarg. Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir is considered amongst the best ski locations globally.
Skiing holidays usually start from a minimum of 4 days and can extend to a month also. The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering in Gulmarg under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has been providing courses on skiing and other adventure activities since many years. The Institute conducts professional skiing courses for 14 days for which you have to go through an admission procedure to get selected.
One can learn skiing for the fun of it as well on a short trip. This is done under the expert guidance of trained professionals. In fact, Gulmarg has some of the best slopes for beginners and provides all necessary equipment for skiing including skies, sticks, gloves and goggles. Ski lifts and chair lifts facilitate ease of transport up the hill thereby avoiding waste of time and energy.
We suggest a cozy stay at The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa which is only a short walk away from the world’s highest ski lift, the Gulmarg Gondola. Situated amidst snowcapped mountains and enchanting forests, the beauty outdoors is breathtaking and the interiors are a mere reflection of the scenic surroundings. The resort is built in line with the architectural heritage of Kashmir.
The resort has a well-appointed spa and a heated swimming pool. The locations of dining spaces have been carefully selected so that you can enjoy your meals in the lap of nature. You can savour traditional barbecued meal or opt for multi-cuisine affair. Whichever be your selection, food here is a treat for your senses and dining a beautiful experience.
Even if you are not interested in skiing, a stay at the Khyber is highly recommended for the sheer beauty of the resort and its surroundings. Magnificent views of the valley and the landscape from this resort are not to be missed.
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