Jammu and Kashmir snowfall: Amid the onset of winter, several regions in Jammu and Kashmir received a fresh spell of snowfall on Thursday. Districts such as Baramulla and Kupwara received the maximum amount of snowfall. A thick layer of snow was seen in the World-famous tourist and skiing destination, Gulmarg, while Kupwara to Tangdhar Keran road was closed due to fresh snowfall.
The snow-laden mountains, trees, and naked branches adorned with snow attracted spectators from different parts of the country. Tourists from every nook and corner arrived in Baramulla to experience the beautiful soft-falling flakes against the dark mossy trunks of trees.
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Tourists flock to Gulmarg to witness snowfall
Notably, Gulmarg is one of the most incredible tourist destinations, famous for its eye-catching view during the snowfall season. A large number of tourists flock from different parts of the country each year to experience the snow. Earlier, heavy snowfall continued in Poonch on Thursday.
The Kashmir Valley and regions of Ladakh have witnessed a fresh spell of snowfall in the higher reaches, while the plains faced an onslaught of heavy rains. The temperature across the valley has dropped significantly due to the weather change.
Kashmir has many summer retreats suffixed with the word marg, such as Sonamarg, Tangmarg, Gulmarg, Khilanmarg, Youmarg, and Nagmarg. Gulmarg is one of the Margs that has historical importance for Kashmiris and has attracted millions of tourists throughout its existence, with the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in the backdrop.
Dry spell ends in Kashmir
The three-week dry spell in Kashmir ended on Thursday with snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley and rains in the plains. Most of the hills in various districts in the Jammu region also received fresh snowfall while the rains lashed Jammu city. High-altitude areas of Jammu region, particularly Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri and Kathua districts, witnessed snowfall. According to officials, rains also lashed Jammu city since Wednesday evening intensifying the cold.
(With inputs from agencies)