Location : 57 kilometers from Srinagar City
Known As : Meadow of Flowers
Major Attractions : Khilanmarg, Affarwat Alpather Lake, Seven Springs
Famous For : Winter Sports, Ski Resort and Highest Golf Course in World
|To See :||Ningle Nallah : 10 km (Great for Camping), Alpathar Lake 13 km, Joshmaidan (Trek Route and has the Most Beautiful Lake of Kashmir Valley).|
|Must Try :||Heli Skiing on Slopes of Affarwat Peak At 13,500 ft (Gulmarg's Highest Paek), The Ride To Kangdori, 1300 Feet Higher Than Gulmarg, On A Pony.|
|Adventure Options:||Golfing : Gulmarg
Golf Club, Kashmir Golf Club,
Skiing : Apharwat top, at an altitude of 2, 730m, Up to 200m For Beginners,
Para Gliding : In the Meadows of Gulmarg, Snow Cycling, Sledging and Tabbooing.
|Must Enjoy:||Gandola Cable Car Lift.|
|Must Visit :||Gulmarg Golf Course The Highest Golf Course In The World.|
|Getting Around:||Srinagar - 56 km, Khilanmarg - 40 mins Ride, Pahalgam - 140 km.|
|Festivals :||Baisakhi, Lohri, Eid ul Fitr.|
|Don't Miss :||5 Day Trek Through The Ferozpur Nallah and Discover the Most Beautiful Meadow of The Valley.|
|Getting There :||Air : 45 km From
The Airport in Badgam . Daily Flights Are Available From Delhi and
Rail : 302 km From The Jammu Railway Station.
Road : Linked By Good Metaled Road, 56 Km From Srinagar. It Takes Around 2 Hours.
|Inside Tip :||Adventure Activities Should Be Strictly Under the Supervision of The Trained Guide.|
|Staying Options :||Pine Palace :
Located Near the Gandola (World's Highest Lift),
Highland's Park : 56 Km from Air Port, 345 Km from Railway Station,
Hotel Hilltop : 64 Km from Air Port, 364 Km from Railway Station, 1 km from Bus Stand.
Gulmarg is a hill resort that everyone should visit at
least once in a life and is the most beautiful place in the country. This
cup shaped meadow offers the sight of the grassy slopes dotted with wild
flowers. From all sides of this resort you can have an equal view of the
Himalayan mountains that veil its beauty scrupulously. The fir woods and
water stream glaciers on mountains and the snow capped mountain peaks is a
real visual treat. And for the people of Indo-Gigantic plains this hill
resort has more than its beauty, its ubiquitous calm and the coolness
offers them a real summer retreat from the soaring temperature back at
home. Come to this hill resort that is just 57 km from the Srinagar city
and located at an altitude of 2,650 m and you can enjoy the hues of nature
through out the year.
As known as 'Gaurimarg' by the shepherds, this hill station was renamed to 'Gulmarg' meaning 'the meadows of flowers' by the Sultan Yousuf Shah of Kashmir in the 16th century. It is said that the Mughal Emperor Jahangir was very much impressed by its beauty and had once collected 21 varieties of flowers from this hill resort. Many travelers had been to this place and defined Gulmarg as the most beautiful hill resort one can find in India.
When approaching the hill resort of Gulmarg, the road
that goes through the paddy fields is surrounded by poplar trees from both
sides and bewitching sight of these vast fields accompanied with the fresh
mountain air puts a magical spell on you. Tangmarg is the last stop before
Gulmarg and is equally beautiful where you can have a look at the villages
on one side and mountains on other. The park on the road side and the
restaurants is a place to relieve yourself and prepare for the onward
hilly journey of 11km that is tiring but equally adventurous. 'View point'
that is how it is known is a spot where you can stop to watch the
breathtaking beauty of snow covered mountains and if you have enough time
visit the shrine of saint Baba Rishi that is on way from Tangmarg to
Take a cable car ride from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg or hire a pony and reach up to the Kangdori, 1300 feet higher than Gulmarg in elevation and this upland meadow is located at the foothills of Affarwat.At this place you can look for the Seven springs, Ningle Nallah and strawberry valley. And can enjoy the local nun chai, tea and coffee with aloo parantha or you can have a basic meal of rajmah chawal served in the shacks. If you love adventure take an arduous trek or pony ride to the mountainous lake of Alpather that remains frozen up to June. Last few kilometers are to be negotiated by foot to reach the lake. The sight of the azure water lake in the snow covered hills is the most inspirational moment for the people with aesthetic sense.
The paradise that looks green in summers, turns white in winters and invites the skiers from all over the world along the visitors to have an adventurous tour to this snow covered ski resort. Ski, toboggan, ride ice scooters, snow cycling, sledging, ski-bobbing and para gliding are the activities one can indulge in here. This ski resort is the only one in Asia that offers you the Heli - Skiing facilities and is the highest lift served ski resort in the world that is equipped with T-bar lift and three modern ski lifts along Gondola chair lift. The skiing season starts when there is sufficient snow, usually around the middle of December and continues till March.
Gulmarg golf club is 100 years old and was first established by the Britisher Sir Nivelli Chamberlain. Since then it is maintained by Gulmarg Golf Club and is the best place to have a golf holiday. This 18 hole golf course is located on the meadows, where the snow fed streams filled with rivulets passing through it, challenge the skills of every golfer. The club offers the temporary membership to the tourists so come to enjoy a game of golf and soak in this picturesque paradise.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gulmarg
Gulmarg Meadows of Flower
Asia's Only Heli Ski Resort
Highest Golf Course in World
World's Highest Lifted Ski Resort
Safari to Ladakh
The Taj and the
Mahal - White Wonder
Delhi - Eternal Capital
Sikri - City of Victory
- Out of The World
Rajasthan - Princely
State of India