While most of India struggles under the glaring gaze of the sun this summer, the beautiful Himalayan destination of Gulmarg has received a fresh set of snowfall. This marks the first time in a decade that the valley of Kashmir has received snowfall in April. The snow and rains have taken residents of the region by surprise, with the government on alert and schools on standby. But for travelers, the snowfall makes it even harder to resist the call to Gulmarg. With a fresh set of snow to dig into, you may be able to indulge in Gulmarg’s winter sports, although there may already be plenty of summer tourists enjoying their unexpected tryst with snow. If you still need more convincing, here are some amazing photos of Gulmarg in April. ALSO READ: 7 Nights and 8 days Jammu and Kashmir itinerary for a vacation in paradise!

Snowboarding in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Snowboarding in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Snowboarding in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Snow bikes travelling accross snow-covered field in Gulmarg

Snow bikes travelling accross snow-covered field in Gulmarg

Snow bikes travelling accross snow-covered field in Gulmarg

Tourists take a photo at Gulmarg

Tourists take a photo at Gulmarg

Tourists take a photo at Gulmarg

Gulmarg’s nomadic men guide their ponies across a narrow bridge

Gulmarg's nomadic men guide their ponies across a narrow bridge

Gulmarg’s nomadic men guide their ponies across a narrow bridge

Sled drivers carry tourists on a snow sled up the hill before the ride down

Sled drivers carry tourists on a snow sled up the hill before the ride down

Sled drivers carry tourists on a snow sled up the hill before the ride down

Sled men wait for tourists at the base

Sled men wait for tourists

Sled men wait for tourists at the base

Colourful sleds parked on the pristine white snow, ready to carry tourists up the hill

Colourful sleds parked on the pristine white snow, ready to carry tourists up the hill

Colourful sleds parked on the pristine white snow, ready to carry tourists up the hill

Tourists excitedly waiting to ride down Gulmarg’s soft snowy slopes

Tourists excitedly waiting to ride down Gulmarg's soft snowy slopes

Tourists excitedly waiting to ride down Gulmarg’s soft snowy slopes

ALSO READ: 5 best ski resorts in Gulmarg that are perfect for your summer vacations

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