Gulmarg is located in the baramula district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India and it is the hill station located in the coolest place near the Himalayas is the highest peak in the world. The name gulmarg means meadow of flowers and this hill station is located at an height of 2730 m and locals in this place called as Gaurimarg and it is the earlier name for this hill station and the gauri stands for goddess parvati the wife of god Shiva and the king yousuf shah chak given the name as Gulmarg for this hill station.
The hill station is surrounded by snow ice fields and the hill station is coolest throughout the year and the place is surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowering gardens and beautiful lakes and during the British rule this place is treated as summer capital for the Britishers because of coolest conditions of this hill station and many emperors where visit frequently to this hill station such as mughal emperor jehangir was his famous tourist destination so he often visit this place and enjoy the coolest climatic conditions located in this place. The hill station attracts tourists with its abundant cold climate with heavy snowfall during winter season which the tourists can play the adventurous sports such as skiing, trekking, etc.
Things to see and do:
This ride is done by the cable car and it is the spectacular ride for the tourists because by this cable car ride it connects to the mountains and also tourists can travel from one place to another and the tourists can feel that they are in heaven by traveling in this cable car and the tourists can see the beautiful snow mountains and the beautiful large trees and the flower plants and variety of wild life and for this trips the tourist should pay some money and this cable cars are best spots in this region and some local cable car agency are their to guide one trainer is also available and the tourists should take some safety measures to travel this cable car.
Trekking in this place is difficult but it is the adventurous sport done by the national and international enthusiasts and the sport is done due to the highest peaks located in this hill station and the resorts offer packages to this spots for trekking and the local trekking camps are available which provide trekking equipments and training. The tourists should good trained for this trekking because to protect from injuries and by trekking tourists can get the physical fitness and also the thrilling experience for doing trekking the tourists should pay some reasonably money for the trekking camps and the total equipment provided by the local trekking camps.
Baba Reshi Shrine:
This shrine is dedicated to the Muslim scholar known as saint baba reshi and it is located in the valley of this hill station and this tomb was constructed in 1480 and during the period of king of Kashmir Zain-ul-Abidin the baba reshi was unique courtier. The shrine was built in the architectural styles of mughals and Persians and the tomb is constructed in the vast expanse of beautiful greenish lawns and the large number of devotees visits this place through out the year and also seasonally.
This is the beautiful lake situated in the valley of twin afarwat peaks at an altitude of nearly 4,511m and the lake is in triangular shape and it is arranged on the back drop of beautiful hilly snow capped terrains and the lake is surrounded by beautiful greenery landscapes and beautiful gardens and the water in this lake is fresh and one can view the variety of birds in the lake surroundings and it is the beautiful scenic spot in the hill station.
The hill station is famous for the winter sport so the skiing is the adventurous sport it is famous and the tourists are excited to participate in this event and some prize is awarded for the this sport who will win as first and it is conducted by the local skiing camps and the tourists should pay some money for doing skiing and best time to do skiing is winter season because during winter the hill station is covered with snow so it is suitable season to do skiing and by doing skiing one can get the physical fitness and the thrilling experience.
How to reach Gulmarg:
Nearest airport is Srinagar and it is 56 km distance from this place.
Nearest railway station is located in the hill station and it well connected to major cities in the state.