INDIA – is a favourite holiday destination for nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts and there are excellent opportunities for them. Skiing is the favourite exciting activity for national as well as international tourists. Regions of Himalayas are perfect places to enjoy this adventure sport with great fun and enthusiasm. Skiing in different locations of the Himalayas offers an unforgettable experience to the visitors. DECEMBER to MARCH is the great time to enjoy skiing in India.
Gulmarg is a perfect destination to have the thrilling experience of skiing in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with great zeal. It is also named as the ‘HEARTLAND OF WINTER SPORTS’. Skiing is the major winter activity enjoyed by visitors every year. The place is listed as the 7th BEST SKIING DESTINATION OF ASIA. It is located in the Himalayan region; hence it gets very heavy snowfall in winters. People, who are interested in skiing here, can reach this mountain via Gandola. You can have some memorable moments of skiing in the Apharwat Mountains of Gulmarg which you are sure to remember for lifetime. At about height of 4200m, there is incredible powder snow which is perfect for back country and off-piste skiing. From learners to expert skiers, everyone gets a chance to ski on Alpine slopes. You can find some baby slopes for beginners which consist of varying difficulties and also include ski lifts. Intermediates can ski on a 3km long trail passing through the hill and the expert skiers have to get their lungs going so that they can enjoy to fullest. There is an amazing altitude drop of nearly 700m on the Alpine slopes which run for nearly 2km.
There are many agencies in Gulmarg that provide skiing services at reasonable rates. They have a well-qualified team that give training and guide visitors during the activity. You can also find some Government run ski shops where you can get good quality equipments for skiing. Nowadays, it is very easy for tourists to plan their trip to Gulmarg. They can book their tour packages on internet or they can also take the help of travel agents. During off-season, you also get discounts on your packages.
Apart from Gulmarg, there are many other beautiful destinations in India where national as well as international tourists can enjoy skiing and can have the best of their experience. Solang Nala is a picturesque valley in Manali which is located in Himachal Pradesh. The place is renowned all over the world for conducting various types of winter sports & games mainly skiing. Kufri is another hill station in HP famous not only with Indian travellers but also international ones. During winter season, the slopes of hill station are covered with blanket of snow. Its amazing landscape makes the location a heaven for skiing. Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand and Mundali in Dehradun district are other excellent skiing destinations. The awe-inspiring views of both these locations and their high altitude covered by snow lure the heart of visitors.
Tourists planning to ski should always follow some safety tips like:
• Make sure to wear a HELMET
• Take exercise in advance
• Use good Ski equipments
• Study proper instructions
• Wear Goggles
• Be careful about the weather
In every destination, skiers will be guided and helped by many professional skiers. All these destinations make INDIA a hotspot location for SKIING.
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