Skiing India - India Vacation Packages
The awe-inspiring landscapes, covered with carpet of snow, is a great delight for skiers to enjoy unforgettable skiing India holiday. Pahalgam & Gulmarg are perfect for sking holidays in India.
Skiing India - Pahalgam and Skiing at Gulmarg
Pahalgam, once a shepherd's village is situated at the confluence of the
streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river. The area has breath
taking views and natural beauty. Around Pahalgam there are various places of
interest. Now it is a foremost and a prime resort in Kashmir, set between
fairly steep hills.
Pahalgam has within it more than eight tiny villages, one of which is
Mamal. There is a Shiva temple here, generally considered to be Kashmir's
oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century.
There are many short walks available from Pahalgam and in addition it is an
excellent base for longer treks such as those to the Kolahoi glacier or to
the Amarnath cave. Pahalgam is famous for its many shepherds and it is a
common sight seeing them, driving their flocks of sheep along the paths all
around the town.
Where to stay?
Various comfortable accommodations are available at Pahalgam for the
tourists. They include a number of hotels and lodges that cater to all
preferences and budgets, from luxurious hotels to unpretentious trekkers'
lodges, including J&K TDC's huts.
Places to Visit
1 km downstream from Pahalgam is Mamaleshwara. It is this small Shiva
temple which is believed to be as old as the reign of king Jayasima in the
About 5 km from Pahalgam, is this meadow called Baisaran which provides
excellent views over the town and the Lidder valley. The area is surrounded
by pine forests and the snow clad mountains. One can hire ponies for this
trek from near the center of town.
Chandanwari & Passage To The Amarnath Yatra
16-km from Pahalgam is Chandanwari. This is the starting point of the
Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (Rainy
season). It is believed that the cave in Amarnath, is the abode of Lord
At a ditsnce of 11-km beyond Baisaran, is the Tulian Lake. Surrunded by
peaks, the lake is mostly covered by ice surrounded by peaks. One can reach
there by pony trek.
Hajan is on the way to Chandanwari. Hajan is an idle spot for a picnic.
Skiing at Gulmarg
Gulmarg has the best Ski resort in the country. Infact it is the most
Heli-skiing resort of Asia. The place maintains the standards naturally
friendly service for which Kashmir is famed. As December approaches the
green slopes of Gulmarg gets covered with snow, thus forming slopes for
skiing. It has been identified as European Skiing resort in the past.