Gulmarg is considered to be the top skiing destinations in India. This heavenly paradise attracts tourists from all over the world. But there is a lot more to do in Gulmarg apart from just skiing. Visit the tourist attractions, enjoy trekking and adventure activities, or play a game of golf in one of the most beautiful golf courses of the country. When visiting Jammu and Kashmir, you cannot miss the beautiful town of Gulmarg.
It is known for its serenity and unbound natural beauty. You can relax and have a fulfilling vacation experience in this stunning Himalayan destination. You can also combine various other popular tourist destinations like Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Sonmarg to make an extended trip to Jammu & Kashmir.
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Called as ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds of the bygone era, Gulmarg’s new nomenclature was made in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah. He was mesmerized by the sight of green grass slopes with vividly colorful wild flowers. This pristine hill town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is a popular tourist destination for its snow-capped mountains, valleys and natural beauty. In present day, Gulmarg is just not merely an exceptionally beautiful hill town but a world famous ski destination. World’s highest green golf course, at an altitude of 2,650 meter is here in Gulmarg. This tourist hotspot satiates adventure lovers, nature lovers, family holidayers, honeymooners, and for people looking for serene getaway from the hustle bustle of city life.
Gulmarg, keeps every type of traveler or tourist engrossed. There are abundant activities to keep oneself entertained and engaged. The picturesque landscape of ever beautiful Gulmarg is best viewed via the Gondola (Rope-way) ride. The gondola ride is of two phases, Phase-I Gulmarg to Kungdoor (near Khilanmarg) & Phase-II Kungdoor to Aparwath and each one worth the time & effort. Khilanmarg is beautiful meadow covered in flowers offering a spectacular view of the entire Himalayan range. So when here, do not miss! Dotted on world map as one of the best ski zone, Gulmarg Ski Arena is a must visit; even if you do not plan to ski.
The Golf course here is acres and acres of open green grass hedged by mountains. Perched at a height of 2,600 meters above sea level, it frequently hosts several world championships. The Baba Reshi Shrine, here, is a serene little temple that is surrounded by nature at its bets. The shrine holds great religious significant and is deeply revered as parents offer their prayers here for their children’s health and wellbeing here. Another place that interest tourists here is the Alphather Lake. Surrounded by the snow-capped hills the lake stays frozen till the middle of June. This lake holds crystal clear water from the Himalayan glaciers. It is worth to invest a day, to visit this lake, and experience the calmness like no other place. The Nagin Valley, here at Gulmarg, is a popular camping destination for trekkers and adventure lovers. Even if you do not plan to camp, go for a road trip to the valley and behold the natural beauty into your heart as the clouds descend to the roads and lush green valley transcends you undefined heavenly abode.
A perfect summer holiday destination of snow sport & nature lovers, Gulmarg has to be in your must-travel bucket list, if you have the adrenaline gush or if you need to get-away for a rejuvenated self.
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