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Tourism in Gulmarg



Rocked in the snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas, right near the line of control, Gulmarg is a popular resource for tourism in India. However, the continuous militant activities have led to a vigorous fall in the number of tourists since last decade. Located 56 km from Srinagar, the city is not only recognised for its scenic environment but also an imagination which you would like to be lost in.



The nearest airport to reach Gulmarg is at Badgam District which is connected to the important cities of the country. All the kinds of transport to Gulmarg are available at the fixed prices. Tourism in Gulmarg is developed in such a way that every visitor wants to visit the place for more than just once. The lush green grass and the tinkling sound of the cowbells, has made Gulmarg a favourite shooting location for several films. Gulmarg is a well-known centre for the world’s highest golf course and the winter sports resort in the country. The various other recreational activities include skiing and trekking.



Gulgmarg is populated with certain number of hotels and resorts which offer good housing and meal. JKTDC (Jammu and Kashmir tourist development Corporation) aids tourism in Gulmarg by offering excellent lodging facilities in and around the city. The hotels of international standards are also available. One should not miss the occasion to taste the traditional Rogan Josh and other preparations for non-vegetarians and sweetmeats while visiting Gulmarg.

From Gulmarg a pony can be hired who carries you to the top locations like the Khilanmarg, Kongdori and Seven Springs. It takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach there by the pony and slightly longer with foot. Tourism in Gulmarg becomes more enjoyable when one experiences the breathtaking view of the parallel peaks of the Himalayas from Khilanmarg. From here, through the peak of Apharwat, the lake Alpather offers a picturesque view of ice covered river until the end of June. For horse riders, the lake Alpather makes an enthralling tour if started early in the morning and ended in the evening. Slightly lower than Gulmarg is the tomb of Baba Reshi, which is visited by thousands of people irrespective of their religions. The Ningli Nalah is a pretty melting snow and ice mountain stream. The stream joins the valley near Jhelum River making it a well-liked picnic spot and a walking path.

You may find the most unusual sight of the newly built Gondola Lift. This cable car gives you an opportunity to have an exciting view of the pine clad slopes from a height. The valley of Gulmarg is famous for large flower meadows, as the name suggests, during the spring. One can enjoy the beautiful sight of the blossoming Bluebells, Forget-Me-Not’s, Buttercups and Daisies. The spherical road, 11 kms in length, runs right around Gulmarg through pleasant pine forests, with exceptional views over the Kashmir Valley. The city is also blessed with Nanga Parbat, the lord of the mountains which is the fourth highest peak on earth.

All this and much more have attracted numerous visitors for tourism in Gulmarg.
 
 
 

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