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Winter Holidays in Srinagar

By December the winter season starts to fall and covers the kashmir valley to hibernate. But at the same time skiing at Gulmarg and the Himalayan chakore & Wild duck shooting season starts which tourists have been enjoying since the British Raj in India.

If by any chance the Srinagar Dal-lake freezes then one can enjoy the ice skating too. From 1987 heli-skiing has also started in certain new areas.

Winter in Jammu and Kashmir starts in the month of December and it is extremely cold then. Even though the trees have a bare look and the beauty of the hued gardens no longer catches the eye, there is an altogether different charm in the surroundings. The snow covered landscape is a visual treat as well.

Through December, to the beginning of March is winter time, which presents Srinagar in yet another mood. Bare, snow-covered landscapes being watched from beside the warmth of a fire is a joy that cannot be described to anyone who has not experienced it. Some houseboats and hotels remain open in winter-these are either centrally heated or heated with ‘bukharis’, a typically Kashmiri stove kept alight with embers of wood, quite effective in the winter.

Enjoy your visit to Srinagar in winter holidays.

Indian Traveler

Winter Holidays in Srinagar
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Posted on at 11:09 pm.
Last updated on November 21st, 2013 at 2:13 pm.
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