Located at an elevation of 2730 m, Gulmarg sits in the Baramula district of Jammu & Kashmir. Literally, the city means “meadow of flowers”. Its grass slopes, tranquil environment and scenic beauty altogether makes your Gulmarg tour more memorable.
Nuzzled with dazzling peaks in the Himalayan ranges, Gulmarg is an enchanting picnic spot. Gulmarg tourism attracts all types of tourists for its lush green backdrop, gorgeous landscapes, blooming gardens and serene lakes. This spectacular hill station lies at an elevation of 2730 m.
It serves as an amazing attraction of Gulmarg in Jammu Kashmir. It is also known as Gondola Ride. The magnificent view of the lush green terrains and the spectacular views of the environs offer a memorable experience to tourists on their cable car ride. The ride also overpasses Khilanmarg, which is a colourful meadow of flowers.
Gulmarg hill station houses a triangular lake under the shade of Apharwat hill, this famous Alpather Lake is a specimen of visual delight. Lying 13 km away from Gulmarg, the lake is entirely frozen or partially frozen with logs of ice, depending upon the season. For travellers interested in horse riding, the lake will be a wonderful site to enjoy a fun-filled day. The lake is also linked to the town through a small ridge.
Baba Reshi Shrine
A sacred mosque in the Gulmarg valley, Baba Reshi Shrine is dedicated to a Muslim scholar. Built in 1480 during the rule of Zain-ul-Abidin, the king of Kashmir, the tomb is dedicated to an important courtier of the king. The five century old shrine was built with the architectural styles of Mughals and Persian. The shrine lies in a huge stretch of lush green lawns that can accommodate hoards of tourists. Being highly revered, the tomb is visited by scores of pilgrims every year. Travellers can reach here by local means of transportation like sledges and field chutes.
Gulmarg also houses the green golf courses, which are among the world’s highest ones. The destination also treasures a clubhouse. Golf sets on hire are also available.
This is a highland meadow and is a big hit with tourists. Lying just 4 km away from Gulmarg, the destination can be easily reached by walk or pony. On your Gulmarg tour, you can visit this picturesque attraction that offers you the breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains, the Alpather Lake, the Wular Lake and rice fields. Horse riding is another popular activity here.
Adventure in Gulmarg
Gulmarg skiing is very popular among tourists. The charming city covers a new persona in winters. The destination also serves as an ultimate skiing resort for beginners. Snowboarding and trekking are also popular adventure sports in Gulmarg. Tourists can also take delight in skiing races, which are held during Easter and Christmas. Provided by the Gondola cable car, a ski run of 2, 213 m is the longest ski run in Gulmarg.