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Gulmarg

Gulmarg, “The Meadow of Flowers” is located 52 km from Srinagar. Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was “Gaurimarg”, the name of Lord Shiva’s wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses.It has an average elevation of 2,690 m (8,825 ft). It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.

Gulmarg,is truly the land of magnificient Palaces & tales of valour.Gulmargs legendary beauty and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m.

It receives heavy snowfall during the winter season and is a popular ski resort. One of Its colossal attractions is the Gondola Cable Car-world’s highest Cable car, reaching at an altitude of 4060 meters, offering breathtaking views in all seasons. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Apharwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft) . Gulmarg is ideal for golfing,horse riding mountain biking,fishing , skiing during winter, Trekking and Sledging.

Gulmarg has a lot of highest things along with its name and some places worth to visit include:-

  • Alapathar Lake or Frozen Lake-situated at an altitude of 3843 meters is a one day trek from Gulmarg via Khilanmarg and 1.5Km walk from Gondola Phase -II.
  • Ziarat Baba Reshi- Shrine of a noted Muslim saint just 8Km from Gulmarg.
  • Saint Mary’s Church, Rani Temple, Maharaja Palace, Artificial Lake and children’s Park around the meadow of Gulmarg.
  • Tangmarg and Drang can be visited reroute to Gulmarg from Srinagar.

To provide comfort and luxury GULMARG has ample of splanking and splendid hotels like Grand Mumtaz Gulmarg, Royal Park, Hitop Gulmarg, Heevan Retreat, Pine Palace, Poshwan and many others.

Some Glimpse From Gulmarg