The hill resort of Gulmarg or “Meadow of Flowers” is one of the fantasy place coming straight out of your dreams. The valley is 3km long and a kilometer wide. It is filled with gorgeous blueberries, daisies and many other flowers that lighten up your mood. It also has a renowned golf resort and well-known as a prime skiing destination.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The hill resort is a gorgeous place to visit throughout the year. There are winter months from November to February that is ideal for skiing. The adventurers are known to throng the hill resort as soon as the snow falls. As it is the summer months from May to September, offer pleasant weather to the tourists. The sun scorched souls from the plains flock to the hill resort as a summer retreat.

Major Tourist Attractions:

  • Gondola Lift
  • Golf Course
  • Biosphere Reserve
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Shark Fin
  • Kongdori

PLACES AROUND GULMARG

Skiing & Heliskiing – Asia’s one of the most famous Heli-skiing resort. Come December, and the flourishing green slopes of Gulmarg are blanketed with snow, forming some of the most beautiful natural hills for ski runs of all levels.

Golf Courses – also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses, and a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

Gondola Lift – For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, it’s newly constructed Gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes, is exhilarating.

Alpather Lake – Beyond Khilanmarg, 13-km from the city at the foot of the twin 4, 511-metre Apharwat peaks, this lake is frozen until mid of June, and even later on one can view lumps of ice hovering in its cold waters.

The Ningli Nallah – Flowing from the melting snow and ice on Apharwat and the Alpather Lake, this beautiful mountain stream is 8km from the city. The stream proceeds down into the valley below and joins the Jhelum River near Sopur.

Biosphere Reserves – The reserve area is located at a distance of 48 km from Srinagar, to its southwest. It is famous for retaining various rare and endangered species such as the musk deer, and a rich and varied avifauna.

 

Facts about Gulmarg

State:  Jammu and Kashmir

District:  Baramullah

Famous for/as Hill Station

Languages: Kashmiri and Hindi

Season: Throughout the year

Clothing: Summer: Light woolens winter: Heavy woolens

Altitude:  2,730 m

Pincode: 193403

STD code: 1953

 

Restaurants in Gulmarg

Hotel Highlands Park

Bakshi

Nedous Dining Room

Raja Dhaba

Big Bite Fast Food

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