The word ‘Gulmarg’ means the field of a flower. It is one of the wonderful places located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the fortunate land where travelers enjoy to the fullest extent. It is popular for its unbelievable beauty. You could enjoy the beautiful surroundings; start adventure sports, such as skiing, actively playing golf and trekking. It’s got everything to present you a magnificent memory while returning back from this place.
Gulmarg Golf Course
The golf course, measuring 7505 yards, was coronated by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah on the year 2011. It’s counted amongst the largest 18-hole golf courses in this area. Situated on the lower ranges of Gulmarg, it has come forth as one of the most trendy golfing destinations in India. A number of tourists visit this place to have fun with golf and escape the summer temperatures.
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
Spread over a territory of 180 sq. km, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is home to numerous types of common and uncommon types of fauna, verdure, and avifauna. Situated at an elevation differing in the vicinity of 2400 and 4,300 meters above sea level, this reserve is among those areas where biodiversity is in its best form.
Here, you can see the imperiled Musk Deer – the main fascination of this biosphere reserve. You will also find Hangul, Leopard, Brown Bear, Black Bear and Red Fox in this park. A heaven for ornithologists, this range has a gigantic populace of indigenous and migratory birds.
Kongdori – Gulmarg Gondola
Gulmarg Gondola, one of the major attractions of Gulmarg, is the second highest cable car on this planet. The Gondola ride gives you the most extreme perspectives of the combination of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg. The cable car rides are certainly the embodiment of catching the excellence and wonder of this place.
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The first stage of the Gondola takes sightseers to the stature of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station and the second phase of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft. Visitors can appreciate horse riding and can go riding to the glorious “Strawberry Valley”, Leopards Valley and ride up to “Kongdori” to see the solidified pool of “Al-Pathar”.
Khilanmarg is a little heaven covered with different colored flowers in the spring, situated only 6 kilometers away from Gulmarg bus station. Travelers get attracted to its beautiful nature and consider it as one of their dream destinations in winter.
The pinnacles are in clear view from the skiing slants and they give a delightful foundation to the amusement. Likewise, the acclaimed Nanga Parbat which is 7100m high is close to it. It helps produce a perfect photo of this place.
Nagin valley is one of the important places in Gulmarg. The place was opened for the visitors after 22 years in 2012. It’s situated close to the LOC line of India-Pakistan. It is an enjoyment for guests to visit the Nagin valley and experience paradise on Earth. The valley which dependably has its top of snow on its head is the best place to play, click pictures and furthermore the ideal sentimental destination for the love birds.
The Apharwat peak
It’s like a home for the trekkers and a trekking lover must come to this place at least once in a life. Tourists can enjoy beautiful scenarios when they visit this place. It is a prominent fascination of Gulmarg and skiers from all over the world come here to get an enchanting knowledge. For learners, the pinnacle gives an incredible learning stage where they get the chance to modify their skiing aptitudes.
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