Gulmarg- A Hub for Adventure Lovers

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Gulmarg is one of the beautiful place that can be visited in Kashmir valley. Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. Originally, Gulmarg was called Gaurimag, named after Shiva’s coasts. Gulmarg, the hill resort is located only 52 km. to the south west of Srinagar in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rightly termed as the ‘Meadow of Flowers,’ this erstwhile summer resort of British India is a place to experience the prodigious splendidness of nature. The spanking pulchritude of this extraordinary snowscape attracts visitors from all around the world, year-round. Besides harping on its scenic flair, Gulmarg also boasts the enthralling escapades. It offers an enthralling possibility of various adventure activities like snowboarding, skiing, and high-handed hiking, to the passionate adventure junkies.

The best season for skiing is from November to February. The slopes in Gulmarg varies between 8,700 and 10,500 feet and are the highest skis in India. There is also a green 18-hole golf course in Gulmarg which is also the world’s highest golf course.

Places to visit in Gulmarg

Alpather Lake

The Alpather Lake lies at the foot of 4,511-meter twin peaks of the Apharwat. It is a triangular shaped Lake and features a backdrop of snow covered mountains, breathtaking to say the least.

Rani Temple

Located in the heart of Gulmarg town, the Rani Temple is one of the last remnants of the Dogra Dynasty which once ruled the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was built by Maharaja Hari Singh and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Baba Reshi Shrine

Located in Baramullah district (Rambodh Village), is the beautiful shrine of Sufi Saint Baba Payam Uddin Reshi. It is a three- storey monument situated at an altitude of about 7000 feet. This is a popular tourist and pilgrim destination.

Apharwat Peak:

Gulmarg or “ground of flowers” (‘gul’ meaning ‘flowers’) is the most beautiful hill station of Srinagar. Situated in Gulmarg at the height of 14,403 feet above sea level is the summit of Apharwat Peak that remains thickly covered with snow, almost throughout the year.

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