Gulmarg Tour

Gulmarg Tour

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Gulmarg, India

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Gulmarg is located in a state of Jammu & Kashmir and it is 57 kms far away from the capital of Srinagar. It is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level and Indo Pakistan border is very near to Gulmarg.

Gulmarg is a very beautiful hill resort located on a picturesque location surrounded by magical meadows and mountains. Gulmarg is also known as “the meadow of flowers” and since from long time, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The immense beauty and lovely landscape of Gulmarg make this city much more than a cool hill resort.

In winters, the slopes of Gulmarg is completely covered with snow which make Gulmarg an ideal location for skiing and other winter sports for adventure lovers. There are many adventure activities which have been introduced by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism board in recent years to make this destination a perfect palace for people who love adventure activities.

Major Tourist Attractions in Gulmarg: Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake, The Ningli Nallah, Shrine of Baba Reshi / Ziarat of Baba Reshi etc.
Khilanmarg, Gulmarg
This smaller valley is just 4 km from Gulmarg bus stop and car park, Khilanmarg is accessible by foot, by pony or in a dandi. Khilanmarg offers an unparalleled view of the great Himalayan range. Especially in spring season, this small valley looks so beautiful because the whole city is carpeted with flowers.
Alpather Lake, Gulmarg
This lake is located at the foot of the twin 4511 meter Apharwat peaks which is 13 kms away from Gulmarg. This lake is completely frozen from January starting to mid-June and later also you can see the lumps of ice floating on the surface of the water.

For horse riding aficionados, The excursion tour of Alpather Lake makes an exciting day, which starts early morning and ends late evening.
The Ningli Nallah, Gulmarg
This pretty mountain stream which comes from the Alpather Lake is located 8 kms from Gulmarg. Flowing from the melting snow and ice on Apharwat, the stream continues flows down the valley below to join the Jhelum River near Sopur.

The whole valley is carpeted with grass and it is an ideal place for picnic. During summer time, one can come here to share the camp side with Gujars – people belongs to tribal caste who never stays at one place.
Shrine of Baba Reshi / Ziarat of Baba Reshi, Gulmarg
The Shrine was built on the slopes below Gulmarg and you can reach shrine either from Gulmarg or Tangmarg. The Ziarat or a tomb was built on the site where a Muslim saint was died in 1480. The shrine has been visited by the thousands of devotees every year regardless of the religion and customs they belongs too.
Famous Excursions from Gulmarg
Sonmarg City
Sonmarg situated at the altitude of 2740 meters above sea level which is 80 kms away from Gulmarg. Sonmarg is also known as Meadows of Gold because the yellow flower i.e. crocus is in full bloom during the spring season. It attracts the sense of every visitor because its beauty is beyond human imagination which no one can express or bind in words.

Pahalgam City
Pahalgam is located in the western part of the Jammu and Kashmir state at an altitude of 2130 meters above sea level and it is 150 kms far from Gulmarg and takes 4 hrs drive from Pahalgam to Gulmarg. It is an ideal place for adventure sports lovers as it offers wonderful treks for trekking, slopes for skiing, mountaineering and camping sites. During winder season specially from December to February, it experience heavy rainfall.

Srinagar City
Srinagar is a summer capital of India state Jammu and Kashmir which is located 60 kms away from Gulmarg. Srinagar offers the spectacular view of the lovely lakes and the houseboat on them which is known as chin Kara. Srinagar is would famous for its dry food and the traditional handicraft items. The great Mughal emperor Jahangir express the immense beauty in word sentence i.e. if there is a heaven on earth, its’ here, it’s here.
Best Time to Visit in Gulmarg
Throughout the year (November to February for skiing).
How to reach Gulmarg?
By Air - Gulmarg is well connected by Jammu and Kashmir. Anyone can reach Gulmarg easily but for that you should have all India permit for local vehicle.

By Rail - the nearest railway station is Jammu from Jammu you can easily reach Gulmarg.

By Road - Gulmarg is in Baramula District and is 56-kms from Srinagar District. The nearest Airport from here is situated in Badgam District, which is well connected with all the major cities of the country.
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