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About Gulmarg


Gulmarg literally means the "Meadow of flowers". Located at a distance of 52 Km from Srinagar, it is situated an average elevation of 2,690 m above the sea level. Gulmarg is a town, a hill station in the Baramula district of Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier on it was a resort of the Kings like Jahangir and Yousuf Shah Chak who frequently visited this place. It was a favorite summer holiday destination during the regime of Britishers. Gulmarg has attracted million of tourists due to the scenic beauty of Himalayas in the back drop. The major crowd puller in Gulmarg is Gulmarg Gandola which is the highest cable car in the world which takes the tourists at the heights of 12293 ft. Visitors can enjoy horse riding in magnificent Strawberry Valley, Leopards Valley and Kongdori to view the splendors of frozen lake of Al-Pathar. The other major activities that attract visitors in Gulmarg is snow skiing. It has the slopes of Afarwat Hills of the Pir Prajal Range of Himalaya chains that boast one of the longest and highest ski slopes in Asia. The untouched beauty of natural slopes is a challenge for ace skiers. The winter time is a time of celebrations in Gulmarg and is a season of festivals of White Christmas and New Year parties.

How to reach Gulmarg by Air:- Nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar which is 56 Km from Gulmarg. Srinagar is well connected with Delhi, Amritsar and many other major cities by regular flights of Jet Airways, Indian Airlines etc. Private jeeps, taxis and cabs are available for pick and drop.

How to reach Gulmarg by Rail:- Closest railhead from Gulmarg is Jammu. From here various direct trains are available to ply from Northern cities.

How to reach Gulmarg by Road:- Gulmarg is well connected by bus services that connect it to the various cities of Jammu and Kashmir. Visitors can avail various state transport and luxury buses to reach Gulmarg.

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