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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

When is the Snow festival held in Gulmarg?

Rb Trivedi DEC 10 2012
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Gulmarg's Snow Festival is the perfect time and place for you to experience the exhilarating thrill of ripping down 14,000 feet of powder off the world's highest slopes, as you compete with other skiers from across the globe or witness, from a safe distance, others go ski-crazy. Initiated in 2009 by the Winter Games Federation of India and J&K Tourism Department to firmly establish Gulmarg's image as a resort town and boost tourism, the festival is held in January or February. In addition to snowboarding, ice-skiing, snow-cycling competitions, that has people participating from all around the world, this festival is a celebration of culture, music, sports and food.
Walk through the cultural exhibits put on by the local artists, savouring Kashmiri snacks and tea. This festival is an excellent opportunity to relish the local cuisine of Gulmarg and Kashmir like Wazwan, Harissa, Masala Fish.
The festival has been such a success that over the past one year it has gained quite a momentum and in year 2012, it was held on a much grander scale, being renamed Gulmarg Winter Music and Adventure Festival. It was organized by Soul Curators with the J and K Tourism Deptt. giving background support. In addition to the music festival, that had performances ranging from classical music to soul, jazz rock and fusion, a short film festival, the Gulmarg Flea Market, Kashmiri Food Fiesta and much more was also held. Regretting already that you missed it? Well, be prepared for the next festival as it promises to be quite a gala event.
The dates of the festival vary and it is better to confirm them before setting out. Advance bookings for tickets and accommodations are always better. For staying options, check out various hotels in Gulmarg here.

Official website:www.gulmargwinterfestival.com

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