Gulmarg, known as Gulmarg in Kashmiri, is a town, hill station, popular skiing destination, and notified area committee in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located at a distance of 31 km from Baramulla and 49 km from Srinagar.
Gulmarg is the crowning glory of Jammu & Kashmir and is located 2,650 meters above sea level. Known as the “Meadow of Flowers”, it boasts of the world’s highest golf course.
Gulmarg lies in a cup-shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,650 m (8,694 ft), 56 km from Srinagar. The soil in Gulmarg comprises glacial deposits, lacustrine deposits, and moraines of the Pleistocene age covering shales, limestones, sandstones, schists, and other varieties of rocks. The natural meadows of Gulmarg, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wildflowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots, and butter cups during spring and summer.
The meadows are interspersed by enclosed parks and small lakes and surrounded by forests of green pine and fir. Skiing and other winter sports in Gulmarg are carried out on the slopes of the Apharwat peak at a height of 4,267 m (13,999 ft). Many points on Apharwat peak and Khilanmarg offer a panoramic view of Nanga Parbat and Harmukh mountains.
Best Time To Visit Gulmarg: APR-JUN Peak Season, OCT-MAR Moderate Season, JUL-SEP Off-season
Things to do in Gulmarg: Gulmarg Biosphere, Reserve Gulmarg Gondola Ride, Alpather Lake, Gulmarg Golf Course, St. Mary’s Church Strawberry Valley, Shrine of Baba Reshi