Gulmarg Gears Up for Khelo India Winter Games 2024: A Spectacle of Snow Sports

January 23, 2024: Come February 2, 2024, the enchanting landscapes of Gulmarg in Kashmir will play host to the fourth edition of the highly anticipated Khelo India Winter Games. Reports indicate that all concerned departments are diligently working to ensure that the facilities meet international standards. The success of previous editions has undeniably transformed Jammu and Kashmir into a thriving hub for winter sports.

In a country where sports extend beyond the realms of cricket, the Khelo India initiative, launched by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2021, has proven to be a game-changer. It has cultivated a culture of sports and fitness across the nation. While the summer edition of Khelo India has garnered widespread recognition, the Winter Games component is steadily carving its niche, uncovering not only hidden talents in winter sports but also showcasing the picturesque destinations associated with them.

The Khelo India Winter Games focus on a diverse range of sports, including ice hockey, cross-country, skiing, and snowboarding. Remarkably, even states not traditionally associated with cold weather sports have seen athletes making significant strides in these disciplines, adding a new dimension to the competition.


Ice hockey, cross-country, skiing, and snowboarding have emerged as particularly impressive disciplines within the Winter Games. The event has become more than just a gathering for sports enthusiasts; it has evolved into a magnet for travelers from across India and abroad, eager to witness the adrenaline-pumping sports set against the stunning backdrop of Gulmarg.

Beyond the sporting extravaganza, the Khelo India Winter Games also serve as an excellent platform to showcase the rich culture and warm hospitality of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. According to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), the 4th Edition of Khelo India Winter Games 2024 is scheduled to take place from February 2 to 6, 2024, in two Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The event will feature competitions across seven sports, with the participation of 860 athletes and two venues, Gulmarg and Leh.

Despite the current snowless winter in Gulmarg, enthusiasts and participants are hopeful for the timely arrival of the much-anticipated snow, setting the stage for an exciting Khelo India Winter Games. As the countdown begins, the event promises not only a display of athletic prowess but also a celebration of the breathtaking landscapes and cultural richness that characterize this region. Plan your Gulmarg and Leh trips now for an unforgettable experience at the Khelo India Winter Games 2024.