Gulmarg Hill Station With Indian Ski Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts

Gulmarg Hill Station, Indian Ski Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts
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.

Health Resort Based Tourism at Pahalgam Hill Station in Kashmir

Pahalgam Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra Camp. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pahalgam hill station is situated at Anantnag district of Jammu and Kshmir state in India.

Annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage tour to Amarrnath Cave starts from Chandanwari, some 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India for its mesmerizing natural beauty. The valley offers breathtaking view of the Himalayas.

Pahalgam in Kashmir  is situated on the banks of river Lidder. Pahalgam hill station is at 7000 feet above sea level. Health resort based  tourism is a major activity in Pahalgam. Trekking, water sports, horse riding, fishing,etc, are major tourism related activities in Pahalgam.

Kolohoi Glacier can be reached via Aru from Pahalgam. Betaab Valley, another major tourist place is at around 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. Baisaran valley is a beautiful meadow nearby with its snow clad mountains and pine tress. Lidder valley is another major attraction.

Pahalgam  is famous for woolen products.

Pahalgam  is rich in flora with conifers,Saffron etc being the major plants. Many other species of rare, endangered animals are found in Pahalgam. It is home to many species of birds, including migratory birds.

View of the Pahalgam Valley
View of the Pahalgam Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How Do I Go to Pahalgam?

Pahalgam is at a distance of 45 kilometers from Anantnag town.

Jammu is the nearest major railway station at 250 kilometers away. Udhampur railway station is at 200 kilometers away.

Srinagar is the nearest airport at around 100 kilometers away.

Pahalgam is well connected by road to Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state.

Kashmir tour packages are available with many of the leading Kashmir tourism operators, which may be ideal for those planning to visit Pahalgam .

Is There Any Good Hotels in Pahalgam?

There are a large number of hotels in Pahalgam which suits the budget of each tourist.

Srinagar The Paradise on Earth

Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth, is in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.

Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth
Dal Lake – Image Source Wikipedia

Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth, is one of the leading Tourist destinations in India and has much to offer to the tourists. The valley is surrounded by Himalayas on all sides. Climate is mild cold in summer and near zero degrees in winter months, with occasional moderate to heavy snowfall. The avalanches in winter may block the road connecting Srinagar with the rest of India.

Srinagar is believed to have a long history, dating back to the third century B.C. The city was part of the Maurya empire around 2000 years back. Buddhism was introduced to the Kashmir valley of Srinagar by none other than Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

The Dal Lake is famous for its house boats, and is another major tourist spot in Srinagar. Nagin Lake is another lake nearby.

Shalimar Bagh Gardens in Srinagar

Shalimar Bagh Gardens, considered to be the finest example of Mughal horticulture, the second century garden, rebuilt by Mughal  Emperor Jahangir in the 16th century, is the most attractive tourist spot. There are many other gardens also in Srinagar.

How Do I Go to Srinagar, The Paradise on Earth?

Srinagar, The Paradise on Earth, is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. National Highway 1A and NH 1D connects Srinagar to the rest of India.

Srinagar has its own Railway station which connects Srinagar to Baramulla. (Gulmarg in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir is famous for its Skiing Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts.)

Srinagar Airport connects the valley with some of the other major airports in the country. There is also an international terminal, which connects Srinagar with Middle Eastern city of Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

There is cable car facility to those interested in visiting the holy shrine of Sufi saint Makhdum Sahib on Hari Parbat.

Is There any Good Hotels in Srinagr?

There are many good hotels in Srinagr. Kashmir tour packages from any good Kashmir tour operator normally includes the best hotels in Srinagar.

Kashmir Dal Lake

Kashmir Tour

Kashmir, the Paradise on Earth, is in the Jammu and Kashmir state, India. Being on the north western corner of the India. it shares its borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Visit the Paradise on Earth, Kashmir
Shikaras are a common feature in lakes and rivers across the valley.

Many Indian travel & tour operators have India tourism group travel packages, specially tailored for enthusiasts to Kashmir. Even though there are militancy problems in some parts of the state, tourists are spared and it is normally safe to visit the state. Tourism is the major industry here and the majority of the local population is dependent on tourists for their livelihood.

Kashmir is called the paradise on the earth as it is a beautiful area on the Himalayan ranges. There are many hill stations known for their adventure sports and winter sports.

Kashmir offers abundant beauty. Gulmarg in Baramulla dictrict, Pahalgam in Anatnag district, Srinagar, Jammu, etc, are some of the well known tourist places to visit in the state.

Gulmarg has the steepest and longest ski slopes in Asia. The rope way takes you to 13000 feet height at Gulmarg! world’s highest Golf Course can be seen here at Gulmarg. There are many a ski resort at Gulmarg and attractive skiing packages are available. Buy some cheap snowboards and go for ski vacations. Kashmir tourism offers adventure at its best in India.

Amarnath Pilgrimage Yathra starts at 15 kilometers away from Pahalgam. Amarnath Pilgrimage Yathra is an annual Hindu pilgrimage tour.

Dal Lake in Srinagar is famous for the house boat ride in the summer season. Dal lake freezes in winter season. There are many beautiful Mughal gardens in Srinagar which were built mainly by the Mughal  Emperors in the 16th century.

How Do I Go to The Paradise on Earth

Kashmir is well connected to the rest of India. There is a railway station at Srinagar which connects Srinagar to Baramulla. Srinagar Airport connects the state to other parts of the country. national Highways, NH 1A and NH 1D,  connects Srinagar to the other parts of India.

What About Kashmir Hotels?

There are many luxury hotels, along with a large number of low budget Kashmir hotels.