It's a dream come true experience for the tourists who have landed in India's Kashmir Valley to celebrate Christmas and New Year. It's considered to be a blessing to be celebrating Christmas while it snows.
With fresh snowfall and tourist resorts like Gulmarg and Pahalgam completely covered in white snow, It's a white Christmas this year for all the people in Kashmir.
All the hotels and guest houses in all the hill stations of Kashmir are completely booked for Christmas and New Year. People who are visiting are completely mesmerised by the views and snowfall.
'Feel as if I am in a movie'
"I am extremely happy to be here, I have now realised why people call this place paradise. I have come with my family and I am feeling so good that I have never felt so good in my life. These are breath-taking visuals. We are here on Christmas and we are feeling extremely blessed to be here. I feel as if I am in a movie," said Shail Kaushal, who is a tourist.
Record breaking tourist arrival
The tourist arrivals have broken all the previous records of winter tourism in Kashmir Valley. It's the highest tourist arrival in the last ten years in Kashmir, especially to these hill stations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg.
'I am loving it here'
"I am loving it here; I have come with my whole family. It's one of the best places in India and my kids are enjoying the best. We have specially come for the Christmas and show them white Christmas," said Yejwan Kaushal, another tourist.