In images-why should you definitely take a winter break and visit Gulmarg?

I visited beautiful Gulmarg on new year’s eve and stayed there for a couple of days after new year. It was beautiful, peaceful and with very few tourists around. I got a good deal on flights and hotels while I stayed there and got utmost hospitality and attendance of the locals at restaurants, shops and hotels. But the most beautiful part about Gulmarg around that time was what I saw-with snow and without it too. And it was breathtaking. Here are a few moments captured through my mobile phone camera.

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Bukhara in my room at Hotel Nedous. Landed here with high fever and visited the local hospital the next day for a swift recovery. 

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Inside a Gondola, all the way to the top

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View from the top, after a short trek post the Gondola ride

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In the hotel backyard, while taking a short walk

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Most on the tourists explore Gulmarg on a pony like this one. I preferred walking and would end up walking at least 10-12 km each day.  

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Freezing at -3 degrees while I stepped out on the terrace at The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa. This is the most sought after hotel to stay in at Gulmarg (slightly over priced) 

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Last sunset of 2016 was beautiful indeed! 

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And the sun finally hides behind the mountains! 

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Frozen river captured on one of the long walks

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First run of 2017 and then some yoga! 

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From scantily snow-clad land to land and rooftops completely hidden under snow! Complete change in scene within 12 hours! 

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And snowfall continues

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View from my hotel room

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roads and trees covered in snow

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Long road trips suddenly become very endearing! 

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Isn’t it gorgeous or what? 

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