Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station located at Kashmir, Gulmarg is a
favrouite spot for Skiing in India, Gulmarg's beauty and prime location and proximity to
Capital of Kashmir Srinagar
naturally makes it one of the premier hill stations in the country.
Gulmarg was originally called as 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, Gulmarg's present name was given
by Sultan Yusuf Shah , Who was inspired by the sight of Gulmarg's grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers.
Emperor Jehangir had collected 21 different species of flowers from
Gulmarg and Gulmarg became favorite spot for Jehangir. Gulmarg has
world's highest Golf Course, At an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's
premier ski resort in the winter season.
Journey to Gulmarg is awesome , Roads have rigid avenues, rice
fields,picturesque villages etc.
How to Reach : Gulmarg
Gulmarg is situated in Baramula Distt and
located at 57Kms from Srinagar District .The
nearest Airport from Gulmarg is in Badgam Distt.This Airport is connected with major
cities of country. The nearest Rail Head to Gulmarg is at Jammu . The
travel times from Srinagar to Gulmarg takes approx. 2 hours in regular buses and may take short time
by chartered or own conveyance. The road to Gulmarg is lovely and is
lined with beautiful trees all through. is regularly available from
Srinagar to Gulmarg.
Thing to Do At Gulmarg
Gulmarg offers a lots of recreational activities
Gulmarg has a beautiful Golf Course where Golf equipments are also available
Gandola ( Cable Car ) is also installed which is great hit with tourists
and it takes tourists up to Kongdori.
Trek to Alpather Lake ( Frozen lake ) can be undertaken which is lake 13 Kms away from
Gulamrg. This lake remains frozen even in June.
There is another spot called Khilanmarg which offers awesome view of
the Himalayan peaks.
The famous shrine of Baba Reshi is also situated near GulMarg noted muslim
saint who is revered by all faiths.