Gulmarg which literally translates to ‘Meadow of Flowers’, is an extremely spectacular hill station and a popular ski resort in the district of Baramula. Almost 60 kilometers away from the City of Srinagar, it rests in the Himalayan Valley of Pir Panjal. Discovered by Sultan Yusuf Shah, it was given a commercial value by the British during India’s Colonial Era. This place seems familiar to even those who haven’t been here, the reason? Its beautiful documentation and representation in commercial cinema.
Famous for its gondola ride that takes travelers from Gulmarg meadow to Alpathar Mountain, Gulmarg sees a rush of tourists all throughout the year. It is a treat to explore Gulmarg on ponies in summers and on local made sledges in winters. Other places of attraction include the St Mary’s church, Baba reshi shrine for Muslims and rani temple for Hindus. It is best to enjoy Skiing at Gulmarg in winters as Gulmarg weather offers best of conditions and terrain for skiing.
Apart from the snow clad earth, and stunning flora travelers can also discover the World’s Highest Golf Course here. Skiing is the most popular adventure sport in Mount Apharwat and the Gulmarg Golconda is said to be one of the tallest cable car networks in the world. Gulmarg, a place whose splendor cannot be described with mere words and pictures, it can only be relished and experienced in person. A place where is true traveler’s heart comes alive, where emotions truly become profound and ineffable.
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