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Gulmarg

, Jammu and Kashmir

(Gulmarg is also known as Gaurimarg; also spelled as Gulamarg)
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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Baramulla
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi
Best Season: March - Oct
Weather: Summer 10 to 37°C, Winter -8 to 11°C
Altitude: 2690 m
Pincode: 193403
STD code: 01954
Gulmarg literally means meadow of flowers. It is a majestic hill station in the district of Baramula of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The hill station, at an altitude of 2730 m, was earlier known as Gaurimarg, where Gauri stands for Goddess Parvati the wife of Lord Shiva. The name Gulmarg was given to this place by the King Yousuf Shah Chak.

Nestled with stunning peaks in the Himalayan ranges, Gulmarg is a spectacular picnic spot attracted by all kinds of tourists with its lush green backdrop, beautiful landscapes, flowering gardens, serene lakes and pleasant climate during the summers and falls.

This imposing hill station was a pleasure resort for kings and royal family members and a summer retreat for the British officers during the British rule in India. Sir Marc Aural Stein, the renowned central Asian explorer made this place as his halting location between the expeditions during early 20th century. History claims that Mughal emperor Jehangir was a frequent visitor to this pleasant environment.

Gulmarg is an eye catching place with picturesque surroundings, beautiful gardens with mind blogging flowers and fragrance. This is one of the best ski resorts in India as it gets heavy snowfall, especially during winter which makes it the best time to book Kashmir tour packages. Some of the highest ski slopes in India lies in the sloppy Himalayan regions in Gulmarg.

Mother Nature has blessed the regions of Gulmarg with all its showers of beauty and the tranquil atmosphere available presently in this region makes it a best tourist destination. Gulmarg is credited with the longest and highest cable car project in Asia. The experience in this cable car is breathtaking and really memorable. Gulmarg is spotted as one of the potential location for 2010 Winter Commonwealth games.
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Jammu and Kashmir - The Journey to the Mystical Mountains

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Jammu and Kashmir is the replica of heaven on Earth and is famous all over the world for its ethereal beauty. Enjoy a holiday in Kashmir to experience the best of nature and man made attraction.

Gulmarg - The meadow of flowers

  by Akshay Balraj  on Jan 11, 2010
Gulmarg gives you what other hill stations don't: An amazing off-road experience combined with a few adventures like skiing and curling. To be short, Gulmarg has it all!

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Focus Is on Increasing the Average Stay of Tourists in J&K - Nawang Rigzin Jora

   Feb 17, 2012 03:45 PM
The Minister of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir has emphasized the center and the state governments to look into the average stay of the tourists in the state. The state has also inculcated new ventures in many of the tourist destinations. Read on to know mo

Kashmir Valley Witnesses Record 10 Lakh Tourists in 2011

   Jan 05, 2012 04:34 PM
Jammu Kashmir received an all time high influx of tourists in the year 2011. Read on to know more…

Travel within city


Gulmarg is small hill town that does not require any mode of transportation. Since most of the town is covered by snow for many months of the year, vehicles will find it difficult to traverse. The nearest airport is at Srinagar and a traveler can take a taxi from right across the road. They usually charge around Rs 950 for the trip if the trip can be booked in advance. Normal fares are Rs 1,250 due to the airport parking charges of Rs 300.

Taxi


Taxi drivers such as Sharoor Ahmad (Phone No-91 941 972 9634) are available at the airport. Travelers can also book taxis through the TRC Taxi stand (Phone No-91 0194 245 2527). Advance booking through the TRC stand is the best option.

Srinagar is also the nearest railway station and TRC taxis can be booked in advance as well.

Sledge


There are two ways to travel around the city. Travelers can either travel on foot or hire sledges which are hand pulled. These sledges are available during the off season and they are a fun way to travel around the town.

However the best way to see the town is on foot. Most of the places are accessible only on foot as roads are small and snow covered.

Shopping


Gulmarg, located in Jammu and Kashmir is an adventure destination in the remote Himalayas and has limited range when comes to shopping. Though there are many stores in the town selling carpets, clothing etc. yet are costly and higher price than in Srinagar.

Some of the better shops in Gulmarg include Khan Cloth House where you can get western version of Kashmiri Faran, pashminas and clothing. For jewellery, antiques and other handicrafts you can go to Ladakh Art Palace while beautiful linen products and carpets are available in Faiz Shawls located next to the Ladakh Art Palace.

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I have a programe to visit srinagar amarnath on 10 july 13. what will be mansoon at that time.
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