RJ Mathukutty on a winter vacation in Kazakhstan, shares snow-kissed pictures

The director-actor is exploring Shymbulak, Central Asia's premier ski destination. Photo: Instagram/@rjmathukutty

Filmmaker–actor RJ Mathukutty is having a fun time at Kazakhstan's Almaty and the celeb has been sharing photos from the location via his social media page. The captivating images were snapped at the Shymbulak ski resort near Almaty. Shymbulak stands as Central Asia's premier ski destination, nestled 2,200 metres above sea level atop the Medeu Valley in the Zallisky Alatau mountain ranges. The resort experiences heavy snowfall from November to May. Featuring three ski lifts, including one at 3,200 metres, the resort offers not only thrilling skiing experiences but also a hotel situated at this height, catering to enthusiasts who prefer nighttime accommodation. For snowboarding enthusiasts, there's a dedicated snow park to add to the winter adventure.

Beyond Shymbulak, Almaty boasts additional attractions such as the Kazakhstan Museum of Arts, housing the country's most extensive art collection. The Kok Tobe mountain invites visitors to an enchanting cable car ride above sprawling vineyards. For a more serene experience, a picnic by the Big Almaty Lake and a leisurely walk along Zhibek Zholy Street offer delightful experiences. Almaty, a prominent city where modernity harmonises with tradition, is situated near the Zallisky Alatau mountain ranges at an elevation ranging from 560 to 1,200 metres above sea level.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Almaty showcases natural beauty at its finest. The ideal time to explore this captivating city, with its hot summers, chilly winters, and year-round rainfall, is during the summer months between June and September. The comfortable weather during this period allows tourists to leisurely explore the city's many sights.

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