Gulmarg Hill Station (Image Courtesy : Wikipedia)
Gulmarg Hill Station is a popular Indian ski resorts and snowboarding resorts center in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Gulmarg is the ideal location if you are planning for your Snow holidays. It is situated near to the Line of Control between India & Pakistan. This Hill Station was the hill station of the Rajas (Kings) of India and the British in India before Indian Independence.
Gulmarg means meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is full of lush green beautiful landscapes, gardens and lakes. This place was previously known as Gaurimarg. Goddess Gauri is Goddess Parvathi, wife of Lord Shiva. Marg means path in Indian language Hindi.
This hill staion is at a distance of around 50 kilometers distance from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. It is at an height of around 8880 feet above the sea level. Its is a famous winter sports center in Asia, famous for ski resorts. Gulmarg Hill Station is part of the Himalayan ranges and is having the longest and highest ski slopes in Asia.
Gulmarg Golf Course is the highest Golf Course in the world. The longest and highest ski resorts of Asia can be found on the slopes of Afarwat hills, of the Pir Panjal Range.
There is a two stage rope way, the second stage takes you to around 13000 feet above sea level. Sonamarg and Pahalgam are nearby Indian tourist places.
How Do I Go to Gulmarg Hill Station?
Srinagar is the nearest town at around 50 kilometers from Gulmarg and connected by road. The longest and highest cable car in Asia is at Gulmarg, which is an experience which needs to be experienced.
Sri Nagar airport is the nearest airport to hill station at Gulmarg.
Sri Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station.
Sledges, which are hand pulled, are a good option to see and travel around the city.
Accommodation at Gulmarg Hill Station
There are different types of accommodation available; from huts to hotels at rates affordable to ones purse.