Gulmarg

  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed March 18, 2014

    Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. "There was a fresh spell of snowfall in Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the night," a MET Department official here said, adding there were reports of snowfall from few more places in...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, school closed March 10, 2014

    Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar city, on Monday received fresh snowfall, forcing authorities to close schools for two days. The residents of the Valley woke up to a white cover of snow which had enveloped the landscape. Nearly three inches of snow had accumulated in Srinagar city while more than one-and-a-half foot...
  • Saif Ali Khan shoots for 'Phantom' in Kashmir's snowbound ski resort of Gulmarg January 17, 2014

    Srinagar: The snowbound famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was agog with activity today as Sajid Nadiadwala's upcoming actionthriller 'Phantom', starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, commenced shooting near the resort. Saif joined the crew and the shooting is underway at Kangdoori in the periphey of the resort,...
  • Srinagar continues to freeze, JammuSrinagar highway closed again January 9, 2014

    It is yet another snowy day in the valley with Srinagar receiving 23 inches of snow, in the hinterland we have received 12 feet of snow. Jammu and Kashmir highway has been closed again due to which inter district traffic has been affected. Met department has predicted snow will...
  • J&K: Gulmarg records season's coldest night December 25, 2013

    The night temperature dropped to minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in north Kashmir's Gulmarg a ski resort the lowest recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. "The night temperature was minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg today (Wednesday) which is much colder than Leh and Kargil towns of Ladakh region...
  • J&K: Tourists enjoy a white Christmas with snowfall in Gulmarg December 25, 2013

    Gulmarg: Tourists are enjoying a white Christmas in North India's famous ski resort Gulmarg. As a historic church stands tall in splendid isolation, ready for XMas celebrations, Christmas revelers, mostly tourists, are euphoric. "In the last 26 years this is my first celebration here. I have come to witness preChristmas...
  • Watch: Gulmarg hills covered with 3 to 5 feet of snow December 24, 2013

    In the Gulmarg range of forests, 3 to 5 feet of snow has accumulated in the mountains. In the plains of Gulmarg, 1 foot of snow has become quite an attraction for the tourists. ...
  • J&K: Cold wave continues, night temperature remains below freezing point November 29, 2013

    Cold wave conditions continued in several parts of Kashmir as the weather remained dry and the night temperature in Ladakh region and most parts of the Valley stayed below freezing point. The minimum temperatures are expected to fall further as the MeT Department has said the weather would remain dry for...
  • J&K: Leh records minus 5.2 degree, night temperatures to fall below freezing point November 9, 2013

    Night temperatures across Kashmir Valley plummeted with the minimum temperature in most parts settling below freezing point, even as Leh continues to be the coldest in the state. Leh registered a temperature of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, a MET Department official said on Saturday. The minimum temperature on Friday in the...
  • J&K: Senior IAS officer arrested in Gulmarg land scam case September 23, 2013

    Srinagar: Senior IAS officer Baseer Ahmad Khan was on Monday arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation for allegedly misusing his official position for illegal transfer of government land in Gulmarg worth crores of rupees. "Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar district, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reported at police station, Vigilance, where...
  • Omar criticises 'YJHD' for portraying Gulmarg as Manali June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticised the filmmakers of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' on Twitter on Saturday over showing Gulmarg as Manali in the film. Omar Abdullah was upset over the portrayal of Gulmarg in the movie as Manali. In his tweet he said, "It is...
  • Snowfall in Kashmir Valley, night temperature rises January 9, 2013

    Srinagar: Residents of Kashmir got much needed respite from the intense cold wave as the night temperature rose by five degrees even as some areas of the Valley received fresh snowfall. The night temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 0.3 degrees Celsius, an increase of 5.2 degrees compared to...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets its first fivestar hotel December 26, 2012

    Gulmarg: As Jammu and Kashmir hopes for a revival in the tourism industry, Gulmarg has got the state's first fivestar hotel. With magnificent views, the fivestar hotel The Khyber Himalayan resort was opened for tourists on Thursday and is already drawing comparison with the world's top properties. At a height...
  • Kashmir gets some respite from freezing cold December 17, 2012

    Srinagar: There was some respite from intense cold in Kashmir Valley on Monday as mercury rose in some areas following improvement in weather. Srinagar, which was experiencing biting cold, had a relatively warm night as the minimum temperature settled at 3.0 degrees Celsius, MeT officials said. MeT department has predicted further...
  • Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir Valley December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, advising them to move about with utmost caution. "Medium danger avalanche warning is issued for people living in Keran, Tangdhar, Machil, Chowkibal, Gurez, Bannihal, Uri and Gulmarg areas," Aamir Ali, head of disaster management...
  • Watch: Tourists flock to Kashmir as Gulmarg gets season's first snowfall November 29, 2012

    A picture perfect Gulmarg received the season's first snowfall. It has brought the temperature down in the Kashmir valley. The hills of Gulmarg are draped in a thick blanket of snow. Hundreds of tourists have reached Gulmarg to enjoy the snow. Authorities have pressed snow dozers to keep the hills...
  • SRK spends a night in 'ek kamre mein band' room September 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is shooting in Kashmir's Gulmarg Town, spent one night in the same room where legendary Raj Kapoor filmed the famous Hum tum ek kamre mein band hon song for his 1973 superhit teenage romance Bobby. "I am staying in 305, the room where hum tum...
  • Kupwara: Search on for missing security personnel January 25, 2012

    Srinagar: The five security personnel, who went missing after an avalanche struck near the LoC in Kashmir's Kupwara district, remained untraced on Wednesday even as search operations continued for the second day. The joint operation in search of four Army personnel and a BSF jawan at Furkian top resumed on Wednesday...
  • J&K: BSF man killed, 6 missing after avalanche January 24, 2012

    Srinagar: A BSF officer was killed while six other security personnel went missing after being hit by an avalanche near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district on Tuesday. SubInspector Narendra Kumar died while five Army personnel and a BSF constable were missing after the avalanche struck this morning, a...
  • J&K: 5 Army, 2 BSF men swept away by avalanche January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Seven security personnel were on Tuesday swept away by an avalanche near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara, Kashmir, which include five Army and two BSF men. Men from HAWS (High Altitude Warfare School), Gulmarg have been rushed to the location. However, low visibility has made it difficult...
  • Heavy snowfall lashes Kashmir January 15, 2012

    Srinagar: Heavy snowfall lashed the Kashmir Valley Sunday and the SrinagarJammu highway was closed for traffic to prevent accidents. Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar received six inches of snow till 8 AM and the snowfall continued unabated. Gulmarg had received a foot of fresh snowfall, Pahalgam three inches, Ganderbal town six...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed after heavy snowfall January 7, 2012

    The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 0.7 degrees. The Met department says the conditions to prevail on Saturday. ...
  • Winter chill grows with rains in North India January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Friday proved to be the coldest day of the year in many parts of North India. In Delhi, the maximum temperature plummeted to the season's lowest of 16.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature, however, was 12.4 degrees. The city also experienced rain and a hailstorm. The Met department...
  • J&K: Snowy Christmas in Gulmarg December 25, 2011

    Christmas on the slopes of Gulmarg which is covered with snow means a lot to tourists who have come to celebrate the festival in a unique way. ...
  • 'Floating' post office to come up on Dal Lake May 23, 2011

    Srinagar: A 'floating' post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar will soon be a new tourist attraction as the Postal Department of Jammu and Kashmir plans to open it along with several other post offices across the state. Apart from a 'floating' post office on the Dal Lake, a 'tourist...
  • Cold wave grips Kashmir, Leh minus 12.6 December 26, 2010

    Srinagar: Chilly winds and freezing temperatures continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Sunday. Leh was a chilling minus 12.6 degrees Celsius while Srinagar saw thick fog. "The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 3.1 degrees Celsius today (Sunday)," an official of the weather office told IANS. "It...
  • Track the tragic avalanche of Gulmarg February 9, 2010

    CNNIBN team travels to snow capped peaks of Gulmarg to bring us the first hand difficulties. ...
  • Jammu Kashmir weather turns colder, snow covers state February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Air and road traffic in Jammu and Kashmir have been thrown out of gear due to a thick blanket of snow. There has been heavy snowfall in most parts of the state. The mercury has dipped to zero degree Celsius in Srinagar on Friday. Peoples misery has been compounded...
  • Global recession hits tourism in Kashmir January 17, 2009

    Srinagar: Kashmir's tourism industry is in doldrums again. Not just due to terrorism, but also because of the international financial meltdown. Tourism in times of global recession is not only disheartening for boatmen of the Dal Lake in Srinagar but also for the hotels which have started to feel the...
  • Sports 360: Pinnacle of excitement at Winter Games March 16, 2008

    Gulmarg is the premier ski destination in India, and the perfect venue for the National Winter Games. The Winter Games Federation of India had the task of overseeing the technical conduct of the Games, the organisation from preparing the venues to looking after the athletes was done by the...