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Gulmarg - An Adventurous Odyssey
Gulmarg - Fast Facts
Location - 56 km, south west of
Area - 3.5 km long
Population - 664
Best Time - All round the year
STD Code - 01954
Languages - Kashmiri and Hindi
Gulmarg - Attractions
¤ Alpather Lake
¤ Shrine Of Baba Reshi
J & K - Attractions
No noise, no pollution and no
population- the hill station of Gulmarg offers the tourists with all the
ingredients of a peaceful life which one craves for in the cities. The huge
grassy , cup shaped meadow, ringed by fir trees and snowy peaks makes
Gulmarg one of the most wannabe destinations for the tourists. Once a
favourite haunt of the Mughal emperor Jehangir, Gulmarg today is not merely
a tourist spot but also has the highest green golf course in the world.
See & Do
Gulmarg is undoubtedly one of the most captivating
hill stations of India and is truly blessed by Mother Nature. On a tour to
Gulmarg one can have a great deal of sightseeing, especially the view of the
Himalayan range and Kashmir valley.
Alpather Lake -
This beautiful lake lies across the Apharwat peak
and remains frozen even during summers.
Shrine Of Baba Reshi -
You can also pay a visit to the shrine
of a Muslim mystic saint, Baba Reshi while your trip to Gulmarg.
Things To do
Gulmarg enjoys a unique place because of
. One can hire all the equipment needed, such as
skis and sticks, snow boots, mufflers, woolen socks, jackets, goggles, etc
here. One can take skiing lessons from ski instructors. However the best
time for skiing is between November- February.
The golf course here is said to be the highest in
the world and till 1990 it was the venue of the prestigious state
championship. Visitors can enjoy golf by obtaining a short term membership
Gulmarg's highest peak , the Affarwat is very
popular for the treks. The long trek from the Ferozepur Nala to Danwas,
Tejjan to Samaidan is one of the most enjoyable walks.
Horse Ridding -
A tourist can also enjoy the activity of
horse riding by hiring a horse directly or through the tourist office.
A flat wooden board is taken up the hilltop
and, without a navigator, allowed to slide downhill on the snow-covered
slopes. This proves to be a very exciting activity.
You can experience a unique style of shopping
when in Gulmarg. If you are staying in a houseboat, you don't need to move
as your shopping would come to you in Shikaras. You can buy semi-precious
stones, saffron, shawls, embroidered linen, or decorative items in walnut
wood. Gulmarg is also popular for pherans, carpets and jewellery.
Eating and Staying Options
- Hotel Highlands Park
- Hotel Hilltop
- Hotel Pine Palace
- Hotel Kingsley
- Gulmarg Inn
- Hotel Yamberzal
- Hotel Nedou's
- Hotel Green Heights
- Hotel Affarwat
The Changing wind
Gulmarg experiences a specific and unique
climate and have milder weather conditions. Even in the summers he nights
are pleasantly cool and the temperature can vary from 25 degree C to 35
degree C. In winters the temperature may drop to minus 10 degree C. Heavy
woollen clothing is required in Gulmarg.
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