Places to Visit and Things to Do in Gulmarg
Gulamarg is a well known hill station in baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir, situated in pir panjal range of western Himalayas.
From snow covered mountains to tall trees of pine and fir, from meadows to waterfall, hiking and trekking trails to ice based sports; it offers world class facilities in adventure tourism and ranked seventh best skiing destination in the wolrd.
Followings are some famous place to visit and must do things in Gulmarg:
Gulamrg is worlds second most popular and Asia’s highest heli skiing destination. Its gentle slope and fluffy powedry snow makes it most amazing and uniques experience for skiers.
Ice Hockey Ice skating
The excitement of hockey wearing skatesn a natural frozen river gives an adernalin rush to yourbody. Ice skating here has totaly different meaning. Skating over unending frozen rivers gives mcuh delight and thrilling experince to skaters.
Apharwat Peak and Alpather Lake
Apharwat Peak is situated at 4200m above sea level giving best slopes for skiing and snowboarding enthusiats. These twin peaks are located 13 km away from gulmarg town. Alpathar Lake lies at the foot of apharwat peak. It’s a great idea to have a day picnic or trekking in the serenity of lake and reflections of moutains.
Gulmarg Gondola is the seocnd highest cabel car ride in world.There is two stage of this ride.First from Gulmarg to Kongdoori and then to Apharvat Peak at an elevation of 4200m. The View from Gandola is just mesmerising.
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, built by Maharaja Hari Singh and last remmants of Dogra Dyansty. It is visible from evry corner of Gulmarg.
Baba Reshi shrine
The Shrine of Baba Reshi is dedicated to Muslim Scholar Baba Payamuddin (a desciple of baba Zainuddin), has very religious importance in Baramullah distrcit of gulamrg. Childless spouse come here to fulfil tehier wish of child. It’s a great fusion of Mughal and Persian architecture and attraction site for people.
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Church a Roman Catholic Church built in 1902. Its architecture has been described as a “Victorian architectural wonder”. Trekking is the only way to reach here.Ningle Nallah
Ningle Nallah stream flows through lush green valleys. . It originates in Allaptri Naag. It’s an ideal site for camping and trekking.
Gulmarg Golf club is the highest green golf course in the world. Situated at an altitude of 2,650 m, a novice can also try his hand in golfing here.
The stream of Ferozepur Nallah flows between Chinamarg and Nurpur Pass.It is situated 5km away from Gulmarg.Famous for trout fishing and family outing.
Gulmohar Biosphere Reserve
Gulmohar Biosphere Reserve has got nature’s gift of rich flora and fauna. It’s Situated around 48kms from Srinagar.Iits paradise for Wildlife photohraphers, home for several rare endangered species such as Hangul, Musk Deer, Serow, Brown Bear, and Red Fox, etc. and common birds Griffon Vulture, Monal, Snow Cock, Koklas, etc.
Banibal Nag is a beautiful lake located at a height of 9,600 ft above the famous Ferozpore Valley. It can be reached by a 5 hours journey from Gulmarg to Banibag Nag.
Khilanmarg is a small valley. Capeted with flowers it offers a alluring view of the great Himalayas from Nanga Parbat to peaks of Nun and Kun.