Gulmarg is a popular tourist attraction and a popular town in the Baramula district of Jammu & Kashmir and is well near the line of control between India and Pakistan. Gulmarg which was
originally known as Gaurimarg which means ‘the fair one’. It was named by the shepherds in debt to the Hindu goddess Parvati. In the 16th century one member of Chak Dynasty, Sultan Yusuf Shah who often visited the place named it Gulmarg which means meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is a natural treat for every visitor. It has green and lush valleys which make Gulmarg a dream for tourists. Gulmarg is not a mere mountain with astonishing beauty, it also provides a lot of activities to be done. Gulmarg, in India has the worlds highest green Golf Course at an altitude of approx. 2,650 meters. Gulmarg is also India’s prestigious ski resort at winters. The travel to Gulmarg tests every driver, and the journey is an amazing experience. Gulmarg lies 56 Kms from Srinagar.
Attractions In Gulmarg
01. Gulmarg Gondola: It was in the year 1988 the government of Jammu & Kashmir planned to build a cable cart at Gulmarg to promote tourism and business. This is where majority of tourists enjoy their time in Gulmarg. It is the Asia’s Highest as well as the Longest cable car project. It is a rope-way with two stages and it has an astonishing capability of carrying 600 people an hour. The first stage starts from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 meters and ends at Kongdoori Station in the Kongdori valley, while the second stage of the ropeway, takes people to a height of 3,747 meters on Kongdoori Mountain, which is a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak. The first stage of the rope-way
was completed in the year 1998 and the second stage in the year 2005.
Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Telephone No. : 1800 102 1060
The working hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. (Sunday closed).
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02. Khilanmarg: It is an astonishing valley which is at a distance of 6 km by walk from Gulmarg bus
stop. It is most rewarding site for travellers. In spring time it will be carpeted with beautiful flowers. It also offers a clear and sweeping view of the great Himalayas.
03. Golf Club in Gulmarg: The golf course in Gulmarg is the highest golf course in the world. While visiting Gulmarg do not forget to pay a visit to the golf course. It is one of the major attraction in the area. Official website of Gulmarg Golf Course, Click Here.
Other major attractions in the area that are worth a visit are outer circle walk and Ningle Nallah which are near Gulmarg.
When To Visit
Gulmarg is an all year destination which makes tourists come here all around the year. travelers can choose the time according to climatic conditions. During the winter although it is a high altitude destination people visit here for adventure sports like skiing. The summer season turns Gulmarg into another place, with the coming of spring flowers start to bloom which finally turns into a meadow of flowers or a valley of flowers. The monsoon season starting in June is like an off season but you can get attractive deals on hotels and tours.
Nearest Airport: Srinagar International Airport, 60 kms from Gulmarg. There are 14 flights daily from Delhi Airport with 90 minutes of flight time.
Nearest Railway Station: Srinagar Railway Station , 60 kms from Gulmarg.
Nearest Town: Srinagar, 60 kms from Gulmarg. [See Map]
Some of the finest hotels that are at Gulmarg are:
01. The Vintage (Visit Site)
2739 CIRCULAR ROAD,
GULMARG – 193403, J&K
Tel No: +91 1954 254582
02. Hotel Grand Mumtaz (Visit Site)
*All timings are Indian Standard Time.
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