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Gulmarg Travel India
Where is Gulmarg?
The valley of Gulmarg, about 3 sq km in area, is located at a distance of 56 km southwest of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in North India. It lies at an elevation of 2,730 m.
How will you gain access?
Gulmarg is situated in the Baramullah district and the closest airport is in the Badgam district. The airport is linked with all the major cities of the country. Jammu is the nearest railhead. From the Srinagar bus stand, one can easily reach Gulmarg as there are good transport facilities provided. There are bus services to Sonamarg as well from Srinagar and Anantnag.
Places to visit Gulmarg Travel
The Ningli Nallah
At a distance of 8 km from Gulmarg, lies the magnificent mountain stream of Ningli Nallah. The stream, meandering down the valley, meets the Jhelum River near Sopur. The vast verdant valley is an idyllic picnic spot and attracts a number of tourists, travellers, and visitors.
The Ferozpur Nallah is another wonderful mountain stream that joins the Bahan River at a popular picnic spot called ‘Water’s Meet’. It lies at a distance of 5 km down the valley of Gulmarg. From here one can reach a number of beautiful picnic spots and some exquisite passes lying nearby.
Shrine of Baba Reshi
The shrine of Baba Reshi can be reached either from Gulmarg or Tangmarg. Here lies the tomb of a Muslim saint who died here in the year 1480. The saint before reaching sainthood was a courtier of the Kashmir King Zainul Abidin. Every year, a myriad of devotees arrive here to pay their tributes to the saint, no matter what faith, caste, or creed they belong to.
Gulmarg also boasts of having one of the world’s highest green golf courses. Golf sets are also available on hire. There are instructors as well to guide you through the game. These splendid golf courses rope in a good number of golfers from far and wide.
What are the adventures in store?
As soon as winter sets in, Gulmarg dons its snowy attire, turning itself into one of the finest skiing resorts in the world. The town invites both beginners and skilled skiers. Skiis, sticks, and goggles are all available on hire. You need not worry in the least if you are a beginner. All you have got to do is find an instructor and begin skiing down a slope.
Which are the nearby hotels?
Hotel Highlands Park (64 km from the airport) is a popular 3-star in Gulmarg. The hotels offer facilities like a business center, executive lounge, room service, H/C running water, telephone, TV, doctor on call, money changer, laundry, safe deposit, channel music, barbershop, golf course, shopping arcade, health club, tennis, etc. Hotel Hilltop (56 km from the airport) is another 3-star providing all the basic amenities.
What is the best time to visit?
May to September in summers and November to February in winters are the best periods to pay a visit to the picturesque land of Gulmarg.