Tourists wait for their turn to use a ski lift on the slopes at Gulmarg, a winter sports resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir. With restrictions on overseas travel because of the coronavirus, domestic tourists have packed out hotels in the hill station to ski, sledge, snowboard and trek. Photo: AP
Tourists wait for their turn to use a ski lift on the slopes at Gulmarg, a winter sports resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir. With restrictions on overseas travel because of the coronavirus, domestic tourists have packed out hotels in the hill station to ski, sledge, snowboard and trek. Photo: AP

What coronavirus? Tourists pack Himalayan resort to ski, sledge, and snowboard – pictures from Gulmarg in Indian-controlled Kashmir

  • Last March, Indian authorities enforced a lockdown, all but halting foreign travel to an area already under security curbs
  • Now domestic tourists are visiting Gulmarg when otherwise they might have gone abroad to ski, sledge, snowboard or trek. ‘Everybody is feeling free,’ says one

Tourists wait for their turn to use a ski lift on the slopes at Gulmarg, a winter sports resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir. With restrictions on overseas travel because of the coronavirus, domestic tourists have packed out hotels in the hill station to ski, sledge, snowboard and trek. Photo: AP
Tourists wait for their turn to use a ski lift on the slopes at Gulmarg, a winter sports resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir. With restrictions on overseas travel because of the coronavirus, domestic tourists have packed out hotels in the hill station to ski, sledge, snowboard and trek. Photo: AP
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