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
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

Topic |   Coronavirus India
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
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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