This pristine town of Gulmarg is located in the beautiful land of Jammu & Kashmir. Gulmarg is one of the most sought-after destinations for Skiing and Honeymooning. Located at an elevation of about 2,730 meters above sea level, Gulmarg is a picturesque town.
Apart from being a treat to the eyes of the people here, Gulmarg is also a famous destination for snow sports like Skiing and has the Longest Golf Course in India. The snow-covered mountains, the green meadows, the evergreen forests can be adored in the Gondola ride.
What All There’s To See:
Alpathar Lake: This lake is located about 13 km from Gulmarg and is a major tourist attraction during the winter as it gets frozen. The stunning view of this lake catches the eyes of photographers and people looking for solitude. The tranquility this place has to offer, is of no match.
Golf Course: The longest golf course in India is located at an altitude of 8700 ft. above sea level. Britishers used this place since 1911. From June to September, the flowers here are in full bloom, giving the meadow a stunning view.
Khilanmarg: This meadow is covered in flowers and gives an entire view of the Himalayan range. Spring season can be best enjoyed here, and it’s a must-visit for nature-lovers. Located just 6kms from Gulmarg, Khilanmarg meadow is a piece of paradise.
Baba Reshi Shrine: This charming little temple is also historically significant. This shrine was built in the 13th century on the slopes of Gulmarg. When you are here, don’t forget to grab the delicious langar.
Gulmarg Gondola: This place is a major tourist attraction, being the second-highest cable car in the world, which also provides a captivating view of the Himalayan range. Starting from the Kongdori station, at the height of 8,530 ft. and going to the altitude of 12,293 ft., while giving a view of Nanda Devi, Pir Panjal Range, and the LOC. Here, other than this, tourists can also enjoy horse riding and snow skiing in the middle of the pine forest cover which turns white during the winters.
What All There’s To Do:
If you have a knack for adventure sports, Gulmarg will satiate your desires. It is the perfect destination for skiing and other winter sports, while also giving a picturesque backdrop. Treks are also organized on the Naga Parbat.
J&K has quite a lot of specialties like the Phiran, the traditional outfit here; Apples here are of the highest quality, and also the famous Walnut Handicrafts. So, if you have a thing for shopping, Gulmarg’s main market won’t disappoint you.
When you’ve done it all, you can visit numerous other places like the 100-year-old St. Mary’s Church, Ningli Nalla, Maharani Temple, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves, Kanchenjunga Museum, Strawberry Valley and many more.
Best Time To Visit:
Gulmarg is a year-round destination. If you want to experience the pristine ‘winter wonderland’ feel, October to February is the best month. If you want to see the flowers in full bloom and enjoy the spring, March to June. And July to September, you will enjoy the monsoon showers here.
Gulmarg is well connected by roads. The nearest railway station is Jammu is 290 km and the nearest airport is in Srinagar, which is 56 km from Gulmarg.
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