Gulmarg is a small town in Baramula District of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a very famous hill station. It is famous because of various attractive places to visit and a lot of adventure activities are being conducted here. This town lies in the Pirpanjal range of Western Himalayas.
Gulmarg is one of the very attractive and the most visited tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir. There are so many places to visit and a lot of things to do in Gulmarg that make it a great tourist spot. The best thing about this hill station is that it has natural beauty in abundance and you can make your adventure travel India amazing by visiting this place. If you really want to spend some time in the lap of nature, you must definitely visit Gulmarg. In our tour guide India, we have mentioned some attractive places to visit here.
Let us have a look at few places to visit and things to do in Gulmarg.
- Learn Skiing:
Gulmarg is very famous for this sport as there is a lot of snow covered mountains here. There are various small slopes for beginners. You are always under the supervision of expert trainers while performing this sport. It also has bigger and higher slopes for experts who are well trained.
- Gulmarg Gondola:
It is known as Gulmarg’s lift. It is a cable car ride and is declared as world’s second highest ropeway. If you are in Gulmarg, you must go for this Gondola ride. It is completed in two phases. In the first phase you get to visit Kongdori. This place is approximately at height of 2600 meters. In the second phase, you are taken to Aparwath Peak. It is at the height of 3747 meters. In case, the day is clear, you can also get a picturesque view of Nanga Parbat from this height.
Like Skiing, you can also get a chance to play Golf and try your hands on it. You will not be surprised if you are told that it is world’s second highest Golf Course. It is approximately 2650 meters high. You can also get training in a smaller area (3-Hole Golf course). The entire golf course is a 18-Hole Golf Course. The area of this golf course is 7505 yards.
- Alpather Lake:
This lake is very beautiful and will definitely leave you mesmerized with its scenic beauty. This lake is situated between Aparwath Peaks. It is at a distance of 13 Kilometers from Gulmarg. This lake remains frozen till the month of May and June. And, after that also you can see several ice chunks floating in it for some days.
- Gulmarg Biosphere reserve:
This biosphere reserve has a great diversity of fauna and flora. You get to see a large number of different animal species such as Hiamalayan Musk Deer, Bear (Brown and Black), etc. This biosphere reserve is a great place to see various migratory birds.
- Delicious cuisines:
One should definitely taste the delicious food of this place. You should definitely go for Wazwan and Kahwa. Wazwan is a collection of 32 dishes. Kahwa, on the other hand is a Kashmiri tea. It is served after every meal as it helps in digestion of food.
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