Kashmir Snow festival from Feb 25
By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Feb 20 : In a bid to promote Pahalgam as a winter tourism destination, LoudBeetle Events Pvt Ltd in association with J&K Tourism and Ahad Hotels and Resorts is organizing the Kashmir Snow Festival 2014.
The two-day event starting on Feb 25 comprises of 12 events including sports competitions, art exhibitions, and performances held for the first time in Kashmir.
The event will feature the first Snowball championship in India, the first of its kind fire dance story by British and Russian artists, and the first display of 500 sky lanterns.
Other events include skiing, sledging, and snow sliding competitions with a total of Rs 40,000/- as prize money to be distributed among the winners.
Arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth, the town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in one of the many hotels in Pahalgam, or trek on some of the many mountains. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonmarg. Snow skiing is an attraction during the winter months (from Dec to late Feb).
--IBNS (Posted on 20-02-2014)
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