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Gulmarg Hill Station

大富豪国际网址Gulmarg means “plaintiff of flowers". Gulmarg, situated at an altitude of 2730 meters in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, was discovered in 1927 by the British. It was formerly known as "Gaurimarg", which is the name of Lord Gauri, Lord Shiva's wife. Then King Yusuf Shah Chak, the last King of Kashmir, immersed himself in the beauty and quiet surroundings of this place and kept the name Gulmarg from Gaurimarga. Today it is not just a mountainous city, but here The world's largest golf course and the country's premier ski resort.

Specialty

  • The 8,126 meter high Nanga Parish in Gulmarg is one of the highest peaks of the Himalayas.
  • All the sights of the valley and the mountains can be seen from the circular road around here.
  • Gulmarg's 'Resorts' is famous for the world's tallest golf course, as well as sports facilities like tennis, skiing and polo are also available.
  • First, Gulmarg used to be the customs and surveillance watchdog of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Here the famous 'Rani Mandir' is built in Chinese-Buddhist style. Though the temple is relatively new, it is an example of ancient architecture of Kashmir.
  • Gulmarg was the beloved playground of Mughal emperors, especially Jahangir.

Weather

The pleasant weather of Gulmarg, the magnificent landscape, bloomed by flowers, the pine trees and the beautiful lakes attract visitors. Gulmarg has become a picnic and camping spot due to its greenery and mild climate. Ningle Nallah, Varinag and Ferozepur Nullah are some of the major Nallahs here. It is said that there is some medicinal properties in the water of Varinag Nullah, which is why many tourists come here. Biosphere reserve is also a famous tourist spot in Gulmarg.

Gulmarg Tourist Places

Khilanmarg

Khilanmarg

The Khulnmarg is a beautiful valley situated in the springs of Gulmarg. Here the beauty of wild flowers in the green plains are made. The snow-covered Himalayas and the wonderful view of the Kashmir Valley can be seen from the Khilanmarg.

Alpair Lake

Alpair Lake

Surrounded by pine and cedar trees, this lake is located under the Jaffar Peak. The water of this lake remains ice till mid-June.

Ningle Nallah

Ningle Nallah

Ningle Nallah is a stream about 8 kilometers from Gulmarg. Which is made of ground molten snow and alpair lake water by the peak. This white stream falls into the dirt and finally gets in the Jhelum river. This stream flowing along the valley is a popular picnic spot of Gulmarg tourism.

Baba Reshi Dargah

Baba Reshi Dargah

This is a religious place of Muslims. This dargah was made in the memory of a famous Muslim saint. Who had died in 1480 Prior to his retirement, he was the court judge of King Qamar-ul-Avidit of Kashmir. There are thousands of people coming here every year.

Golf Course

Golf Course

大富豪国际网址Gulmarg Golf Course is one of the largest and most lively golf courses in the world. The English used to go here to spend their holidays. This golf course was established in 1904 for the hobbyists of the city. Nowadays its tourism agency, J & K Tourism Development Authority does.

Activities/Sports in Gulmarg

Skiing

Skiing

For those interested in skiing Gulmarg is not only the country but it is counted in the best skiing resort of the world. After the snowfall in Gulmarg in December, a large number of tourists go skiing. There should be experience of skiing on slopes to skiing here. Those who are starting to learn skiing. This is also the right place for them. There are also all the facilities for skiing and good trainers.


Gondola cable car Gulmarg

Gandola cable Car

After the Venezuela's Merida cable car's closure, Gulmarg's Gondola cable car is the world's highest cable car. The second phase of this project was inaugurated in May 2005. And in this project, about 11 thousand crore rupees were spent. In this project, a company of France, Pomagasco was also involved with the Jammu and Kashmir government. This cable car will take you up to 13400 feet high by setting a distance of five kilometers. So far most people used to go to the helicopter.

 

Journey from Gulmarg to Jadhrat Ki Pahodiya gives a feeling of heavenly pleasure to the people traveling through a cable car. Sitting in, goes upto the highest peak of the Peerpanjal mountain range Jafarat. The height is 4390 meters above the sea level of the Jafarat. In this, more than five thousand people travel every day. Gondola cable car runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In case of bad weather, the movement of cable car is stopped. A gondola car can travel six passengers at a time.

Air Route

大富豪国际网址Nearest airport Srinagar (56 km) is connected to all the major cities of the country. There are regular flights to Delhi from here.

By Train

大富豪国际网址The nearest railway station in Gulmarg is Jammu, where trains run from different parts of the country. Distance between Jammu and Gulmarga is 315 km.

By Road

Gulmarg is connected by road to Srinagar. Buses run from Srinagar to other parts of the country regularly. Distance between Sri Nagar and Gulmarga is 56 km.

In any case, the tourist can go to Gulmarg for any season of the year. But the best time to see the beauty of Gulmarg is between March and October. 

Gulmarg Described as a mesmerizing land of colorful flower filled meadows, lush greenery, snow-clad mountains, silent valleys and pine covered slopes, a Tour to Gulmarg will let you experience the best bounties of nature. The town is located around 56 kilometers away from Srinagar. If you are tired of the chaotic hotchpotch of the city life, book a Gulmarg Holiday Package and distress your senses.You can enjoy the best of nature walks amidst fragrant colorful gardens. Besides nature lovers, Gulmarg is a favorite jaunt for adventure enthusiasts with cable car ride, trekking and skiing. 

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