Travel to Gulmarg


Gulmarg Tourism



Gulmarg, the hill resort with mysterious meadows and mountains provides every reason for travelers across the globe throng here. The meaning of Gulmarg is 'the meadow of flowers',with snow-clad peaks and the wonderful landscapes.

The royal and elegant slopes of Gulmarg have made it Asia's only heli-skiing resort. It is located in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir; at an altitude of 2730 meters.

Best time to visit Gulmarg

One can visit Gulmarg all through the year. The apt time for skiing are the winter months- from November to February. The summer months from May to September as well offer pleasing weather to the tourists.

How to Reach Gulmarg

Gulmarg, translating to meadow of flowers in the English language, is one of the most beautiful places in India and an important tourist destination. The place is popular for being the 'heartland of winter sports in India'.

If you are confused about the convenient options to reach Gulmarg, 'How to Reach Gurmarg' is here to help.

By Air

The nearest airport to Gulmarh is Sheikh-Ul-Alam International Airport located in Srinagar. The distance between Gulmarg and Srinagar is 56 kms. Several airlines operate direct flights to and from Srinagar and connect it to all the major cities in the country.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Gulmarg is the Jammu Railway Station. Trains from all the major Indian cities and states connect to Jammu from where one can take a taxi to reach Gulmarg.

By Road

Gulmarg has a great road network for a mountaineous region. Only 52 km from Srinagar, Gulmarg is linked to Jammu and the neighbouring cities and states by a well developed network of roads. National Highway 1-A provides a connection to the place.

Shopping in Gulmarg

Gulmarg is actually an adventure destination in the remote Himalayas located in Jammu and Kashmir . With the highest Golf Course on earth and premier ski resorts, Gulmarg keeps drawing huge number of enthusiasts every year. But hardly anyone prefers shopping in Gulmarg.

Handicrafts and Markets in Gulmarg

If you are keen on shopping in Gulmarg, we suggest you to rather shop in Srinagar. Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and only 56 kms away from Gulmarg.

Jammu and Kashmir region otherwise has a tremendously rich tradition of handicrafts and handlooms. Hand-woven silk fabric and shawls of this region are hot favorite items in the world over.The intricate embroidery work on the Kashmiri shawls is a must buy while shopping in Srinagar.

Also check out other traditional crafts that include cane and bamboo work, metal-crafts etc. Many of these crafts have gone places and earned worldwide fame. do not forget to pick up some Brass and Silverware, willow baskets, artifacts made of papier-mache and woolen garments while shopping in Srinagar.

There are many shopping joints in Srinagar, which would substitute for the lack of good shopping in Gulmarg. Hang out at Lal Chowk, Badshah Chowk and Polo View area. Explore the great variety the shops offer. Do not mind a little bit of bargaining.

You may also find some Tibetan handicrafts here. If you are comfortable with a little bargaining with the roadside vendors, you may shop from them.

Places to See in Gulmarg

  • Gondola Ride
  • Snow Sports
  • Alpather Lake
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • St Mary's Church
  • Maharani Temple
  • Gulmarg Golf Club
Last Updated on : 27/09/2013





     


     

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