If your idea of a trip is ethereal Himalayas, un-touched beauty and skiing in India, then Gulmarg is exactly what you are looking for. Located in the Baramula district in the lap of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is a few kilometres away from the Line of Control. Don’t let this misguide you into thinking the city is a locally guarded secret.
Tourism in Gulmarg has witnessed a constant boost for decades and still continues to do so. Translating to ‘the meadow of flower’, Gulmarg has a rich history of Chak Dynasty and was admired by Jahangir. It also was a British Holiday Resort. The serenity of the place is unmatched even as its tourism flourishes.
Skiing is synonym with Gulmarg and the place is known for valleys that are covered in pure snow in winters providing a perfect place to hone your skiing skills. The city offers other winter sports like snow-boarding and mountain biking. Gulmarg also houses the highest Gondola in the world. The city is known for its captivating hiking trails and the best Golf courses in the country.
The cultural life in Gulmarg is vibrant with festivals arranged for music, arts and sports and it is a famous shooting spot for iconic Bollywood movies. A visit here is sure to make you extend your stay- a must for people who want to discover a different side of India.
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