Srinagar is truly a wonderful place to be in when you want to cool down in India. The Meadow of Flowers itself, Gulmarg, is a mere 50 or so kilometres away from the city, which makes it an ideal place for those looking to get some skiing in Srinagar (or its environs, strictly speaking). Because the resort town in itself does not have any permanent residences, many of the people coming to it stay in either Tanmarg or Srinagar. Cabs regularly make the route from Srinagar to Tanmarg, with transport services to the resort town being plentiful in the latter town.
Skiing in Srinagar is actually a fairly new aspect of the tourism industry here. While Gulmarg has long been used by the royalty and [Read more…]