Gulmarg: Some Frozen Moments

JK Bank

This photo feature has some of the snow-capped moments of Gulmarg Snow Festival 2011 frozen by freelance photo-journalist, Muhabit-ul-Haq. The two day snow festival was organized by the Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir. Several teams and individuals participated in snow base-ball, snow rugby, snow cycling, ice-skating, skiing and snowboarding.

Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) is a town, a hill station and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 52 kilometers from Srinagar. It has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who would visit it frequently.



Hoarding announcing the Gulmarg Snow Festival 2011.



Participants outside erected camps.


Skiing participants returning after a slide on snow paths.


Artists performing cultural dance and music at the launch day of festival.


On move to slide on the shiny white snow carpet.


A cultural dance on the launch.


The magazine has also published other photo-feature of the above photographer. Click here to see.