Gulmarg City Map


City Map of Gulmarg

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About Gulmarg



Gulmarg is a hill station located in Baramula district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It lies in the cup-shaped valley of the Himalayas named Pir Panjal Range. The city is extremely beautiful and is often covered with snow. It is regarded as a popular skiing destination in India. It is commonly known as the "heartland of winter sports in India" and was rated as Asia's seventh best ski destination. Other winter sports like skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing can be enjoyed in this city. The sports take place on the slopes of Mount Apharwat which is reachable by a Gondola lift.

Gulmarg means the meadow of flowers as the city posses a magnificent valley of flowers. The name "Gulmarg" was kept by Sultan Yusuf Shah of the Chak Dynasty. He admired the beauty of the place and frequently visited it with his queen Habba Khatoon in the 16th century. Britishers used the city of Gulmarg as a holiday destination.

Gulmarg is a mesmerizing place and is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The city comprises lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills, and valleys. It attracts a large numbers of tourists every year. Gulmarg is also a very popular honeymoon destination. Many Bollywood movies were shot at this place. The cable car in Gulmarg is also a prime attraction and is the second highest cable car in the world. Other than this, the city has the highest green golf course in the world. It has been a popular place for hunting and golf since the time of Britishers. Three golf courses were established in Gulmarg, including one which was made exclusively for women.

The city also offers various courses on trekking, mountaineering, skiing, etc by IISM at great prices. You have to do an advance booking if you want to pursue any course.

Places of attraction:


  • Gondola Lift
  • Alphather Lake
  • The Gulmarg Ski Area
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Golf Course
  • Nagin Valley
  • Khilanmarg

Things to do:


  • Skiing in Gulmarg
  • Taking a ride in world's second highest cable car
  • Trekking at the foot of Apharwat peak
  • Visit the beautiful valley of flowers
  • Visiting the biosphere reserves, museums and watching the snow festival
  • Shopping

How to reach:



By Air: The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar airport, which lies 85 km away from Gulmarg. The airport is well-connected with all major cities. You will have to take a bus or cab to reach the city of Gulmarg.

By Road: Direct buses are available from Delhi to Gulmarg. Buses are available from few cities of Himachal Pradesh. Rest, the city is well connected with all major cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Jammu railway station. It is situated 290 kilometres away from Gulmarg.

Last Updated on: January 12, 2018



     


     

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