About 2,653 meters high, Gulmarg or the `Meadow of Flowers' is a lovely green spot where a profusion of flora changes colours with the changing seasons. Gulmarg offers the world's highest golf course, green and rolling smooth. Come
winter and the town opens up to winter-sports enthusiasts. Gulmarg is known for unparalled beauty nad is rated as one of the matchless tourist spots of the world.It is famous for Golf hikes and boasts of a beautiful highland
golf course. It is premier resort for winter sports in the country.The meadow of Flowers is a world famous tourist spot in the Baramulla Distt of Kashmir. The altitude of Gulmarg is 2730 meters.
Gulamrg is the perfect skiing destination for many adventure seekers. 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 too. The time to enjoy skiing in Gulmarg is between
November to February. The slopes in Gulmarg vary from 8,700 ft to 10,500
ft. One remarkable fact about Gulmarg is that it is the only heli-skiing
resort in Asia. Though not exactly an adventure sport, Golf is enjoyed
as a relaxing activity by many. Gulmarg has the world's highest golf
course. Visitors can enjoy golf by obtaining a short-term membership at
the Golf Club. Gulmarg is also the place for enjoying long walks. One
can walk through woods, and green hills. You can also check out Nanga
Parbat and Haramukh.
An equally popular destination in winter,
it is coated with a blanket of thick, soft snow, turning its gentle
slopes into some of the finest ski slopes. Surrounded by crests of
white, the air seems to sparkle against the ice as skiers flash past in
the hush of the snow. The resort has one T-Bar Lift, three modern ski
lifts and a chair lift. The beginner's slope makes learning easy, with
perfect snow conditions and a gentle gradient. Trained instructors are
available and equipment can be hired. Skating, curling, and ski bobbing
are some of the activities offered. A cable car, takes tourists up to
Gulmarg boasts of a number of Hotels of various
standards which offer good accomodation and meals. Hotels of
International standards are also available. JKTDC has huts on the offer
at Gulmarg and all these properties require advance booking from
Srinagar when the season is on. Assistance for booking accomodation can
be had from the booking manager at Tourist reception centre Srinagar.
The accomodation available there suits all budgets.
in Baramula Distt and is 57Kms from Srinagar District .The nearest
Airport in Badgam Distt.This Airport is connected with major cities of
country. The nearest Rail Head is at Jammu . The journey from Srinagar
to Gulmarg takes approx. 2 hours in bus and may take short time by
chartered conveyance. The road to gulmarg is very beautiful and is lined
with poplar trees all through. All sorts of transport is available to
Gulmarg from Srinagar bus stand at Batmallo and from various tour and
travel opeartors at the prices fixed.Sightseeing
How to reach
A 40-minute journey through valleys of
wild flowers from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg offers a breathtaking view
of the majestic peaks with their reflections in Wular and other
- Baba Reshi
Surrounded by a courtyard of carved
deodar, the shrine of the saint, Baba Reshi, is linked to Tangmarg
and Gulmarg by a motorable road. The latticework shutters here
provide a glimpse of old architecture.
- Alpather Lake
Streaks of floating ice in this
triangular lake, nestled in a hollow under the shadow of Apharwat
mountain are a visual delight. A well-graded pony track joins
Apharwat Ridge with Gulmarg.
- Outer Circular Walk
The road encircles Gulmarg and
provides scenic views of the massifs of Nanga Parbat, Harmukh, the
rugged slopes of Ferozepur, Sunset Peak and Apharwat Ridge.
The nearest airport to Gulmarg is in Badgam
The Jammu railway station is the closest in the
Gulmarg is a two-hour bus journey from Srinagar.
Various modes of transport including chartered conveyance are
available from Srinagar bus stand at Batmallo. The journey from
Tangmarg can also be undertaken on ponies.