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GULMARG (2650M, 55KM)

A great winter Destination

Gulmarg Meaning "the Meadow of flowers" remained favorite hill resorts of the romantic Emperor Jahangir and his beautiful wife Nor Jehan. It was also patronized and developed by the British who set up a golf course here in 1904 which is the highest green golf course in the world. Gulmarg's spellbinding beauty with its attractive meadow of flowers allows one to understand why Kashmir is called "paradise on Earth". It's virgin Scenery attracted the legendry couple king yosuf Shah Chak and the renowned Poetess Habba Khatoon. Apart from Golf, Gulmarg boasts of Asia's highest gondola cable car. The gondola is the two stage ropeway that carries close to 700 people per hour to and fro from kongdoori which falls in the vicinity of 14000 Feet Affrawat Peak. With its beauty and Proximity to Srinagar Gulmarg has always remained a major attraction for foreign and domestic tourists.

Gulmarg offers lot of option for leisure and adventure like skiing, snow boarding and gondola ski lift from December to March / April. It is getting rave reviews for becoming an ultimate ski destination. The Country's premier ski resorts- come in to its own during winter months beginning December when it receives heavy snowfall. It is referred as the Alps because of its slopes. Its slopes are ideally suited for learning skiing. It has been the venue for major national winter games and other tourism promotion related activities.

Gulmarg also offers a host of other snow sports at this time of the year. The most popular among the tourists is riding a sledge and being pulled along the snow covered roads or gentler slopes. Tobogganing also does not require any skill - a flat wooden board is taken up the hill and then allowed to slide downhill. Snowboarding, another exciting winter sport is also being introduced and promoted here.

Sightseeing in Gulmarg

Gulmarg has been one of the favorite spots for film shootings and hundred of Successful movies have been shot here. It has Rani temple, an old saint Mary's church atop a meadow hill. A children's park and a lake developed recently have become a major draw.


    6 km from Gulmarg an uphill journey through beautiful pine forests get rewarded with a magnificent view and the presence of snow even during late summer. It can also be reached by taking a pony ride or cable car.


    A Magnificent lake at an altitude of 3850 mtrs and 13 km from Gulmarg via Khalinmarg is a rare experience. One has to reach the top of Alpather Mountains and then descend to reach the lake having a huge glacier in it.