9 Reasons Why Gulmarg should be on your itinerary!
Gulmarg is one of the most popular summer gateways of India, due to its spellbinding natural beauty and soothing atmosphere. This hill station is located at Kashmir at an altitude of 2690 meters.
A Galvanizing Gondola Ride
The cable car or gondola rides are the prime attractions of Gulmarg. These are more like ropeways which take you to the top of the immense heights of the Himalayas; 2690 and 3090 meters. Passing over the pine covered woods, the snow Cladded Mountains and the colourful floral carpet of Khilanmarg, you will fall in love with nature. Do not forget to enjoy an amusing pony ride from the entry point of Gulmarg to the gondola; it will surely be a lifetime experience.
Gulmarg Gondola Ride
The Stimulating Snow Sports
With the sparkling snow all around, you just cannot resist plunging into the fun world of snow sports. Skiing and snowboarding are the famous adventure sports here. Be at the Drung stream to be just by your own, fishing and rock climbing through the lush green hills. The twists of the Apharwat Peak make skiing challenging and exciting to the skiers.
The Alluring Alpather Lake
As you reach Alpather Lake you will feel to be in the land of fairytale. With snow capped mountains and green gardens, this triangular water body is completely frozen in winters. It is an ideal spot for picnics and trekking.
The Sanctified Shrine of Baba Reshi
Be blessed at the mosque of the great Muslim scholar, Baba Reshi at Gulmarg. This sought after pilgrimage is also well known for its exquisite architecture, a blend of Persian and Mughal style. The mosque is charming being encircled with profuse meadows.
At The Meanders of Ningle Nallah
Treat your eyes with the pristine beauty of nature at Ningle Nallah. It is a snow land with the white cascade breaking through the hills. It is a lively place with picnic parties, trekking and snow sports.
Visit Ningle Nallah and Nagin Valley to witness the changing beauty of Gulmarg as time progresses. Nature is truly celestial at the valleys of Gulmarg.
Golf under the Big Blue Sky
The Gulmarg golf club boasts to be the highest altitude golf clubs of India. The fun of playing golf is enhanced by the lavish spread of greenery and pleasant weather. Tourists can get even a single day membership to play golf here.
The Wild Life of Gulmarg
Gulmarg is a bio diverse region with high density of coniferous forests, offering a safe shelter to the endangered species of musk deer, hangul, seron, black bear and the red fox. Tweets of varied species of avian life greet you as you step into the reserve; Kashmir roller, European Hoopoe, Monal and Griffin vultures are common at this reserve.
Sweet and Simple Shopping At Gulmarg
Gulmarg shopping experience will be lot different from that of Srinagar or other tourist towns. Here the market is a mini treasure of Kashmiri handicrafts, soft Pashmina shawls, warm woollen clothes, leatherwear, brass and silverware.
Gourmets of the Glacial Gulmarg
As the sumptuous platter of ‘Wazawan’ is served, you will surely think of extending your vacation at Gulmarg. The taste of this local platter of seven dishes, tabakh maaz, rogan josh, rista, aab gosh, dhaniwal korma, marchwagan korma and ghustaba is enhanced by the chilly weather of Gulmarg. Firni and aromatic tea, Kahwah are your all time companions here.
As you come to the end of your vacation at Gulmarg, you will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to re-dive into your hectic work schedule, planning for a re-trip to Gulmarg, a gem of Incredible India.