About The City Gulmarg Gulmarg is located 52 kms south west of the capital city of Srinagar and lies close to the Indo-Pakistan border area. Immensely beautiful, the landscape of Gulmarg offers a pleasant and comfortable stay to its visitors. Today the place. has been famous for the different adventure activities and gives a fabulous background to many bollywood movies. The original name of Gulmarg was gaurimarg. Its name has been changed by Yousuf Shah Chak after collecting 21 kinds of flowers.Gulmarg, “Meadow ofFlowers”, was discovered in 16th century during the reign of Sultan Yousuf Shah. Historians describe the famous love couples, Habba Khatoon, poetess of Kashmir and King Yousuf Shah Chak, and Jehangir and Noor Jehan visiting Gulmarg for enjoying life.. Gulmarg is on full bloom during the Summer with flowers like bluebells and daisies. This wonderland of nature was first discovered in the year 1927 by the Britishers as a place of recreation and relaxation amidst the glory of nature during pre independence India. During summer months Gulmarg is famous for its highest green golf course in the world which is at an altitude of 2732 mtrs. Since 1972, proved by the famous Australian golfer Mr. Peter thomson who played golf at gulmarg. Gulmarg is blessed with nature- the magical meadows and the snow capped mountains is a wonderful touristdestination in the world. One of the best adventure destinations of India, Gulmarg is called the Meadow of Flowers. The towering peaks provide the required background to the landscape of Gulmarg which is oneof the finest heli-skiing resorts in the whole of Asia. Places of Inetrest Gulmarg has an old St. Marys Church atop o meadow built in 1902, Rani Temple near the main market and the Maharaja Palace a few meters away from Circular Road. A newly developed Lake and Children’s park is quite fascinating. Khilanmarg, Ziarat of Baba Reshi, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves, Tangmarg, Drang, Alpather Lake. Shopping in Gulmarg Pure woolen shawls are a good buy in the local markets of Gulmarg you can also find pure Pashmina shawls at a reasonable price. Where to eat in Gulmarg? Most of the hotels in Gulmarg have their inhouse restaurant where one can order for all type of continental and Indian food.Few restaurant and café at the entrance point into the Gulmarg valley provide Indian food.JKTDC Restaurant in club building offers all type of continental and Indian food for the visitors at economical price. How to Reach Gulmarg? Accessible from Srinagar. You can reach Gulmarg by car or bus from Srinagar (Capital of Jammu & Kashmir) in about 1 hour.During summers the SRTC daily sightseeing coaches are available in the morning at Tourist Reception Centre. Local buses are available only upto the Tangmarg market from where the mini coaches can be hired upto Gulmarg. Taxi can be hired from any taxi stand at fixed one way or return journey charges. During winter a jeep type vehicle (Scorpio, Qualis or Sumo) is recommended as the regular snow fall and minus temperatures makes the Tangmarg-Gulmarg road portion highly slippery with narrow passage. Travel agents assistance can be useful. By Bus: Available from Srinagar (Batmaloo bus stand) buses operate to Tangmarg which is just few miles away from Gulmarg. From Tangmarg there is a regular service of buses and taxi to Gulmarg. Taxi / MUV:Direct Taxi / MUV service ia also available from Srinagar (Batmaloo bus stand). Prepaid Taxi / MUV is available from Srinagar International Airport and Tourist Reception Centre. Accomondation in Gulmarg Gulmarg can accommodate any type of tourist as the hotels vary from budget to luxurious. Centrally heated hotel accommodation, budgeted, tourist bungalows, JKTDC Huts, Tented Resorts & private cottages with complete facilitiesHotels situated right from entrance point along the road towards Club Road on the right and Gondola road on the left,offer comfortable accommodation with pleasant view of the valley. The private hotels and hutments constructed in natural ambience, keeps Gulmarg’s environment and beauty everlasting. Facilities in Gulmarg Gondola (Highest Gondola ride in the world) Another highest in the World in Gulmarg is Gondola Cable Car, installed by a world renowned French company. The first phase is up to Kongdori, 3045 meters, where a sledge or ski can be hired even in Summer when the slopes are covered with snow. The second phase connects Kangdori with Apharwat, 4060 meters, a ridge that offers breathtaking view in all seasons and adventurous slopes for downhill skiing / snow boarding. It has became the best alternative for heliskiing, making Gulmarg the most economical Ski Resort in the world. >> Sledges and Snow Scooters. >> Imported Snow Beaters. >> Ski equipment’s >> Ski instructors & Skiers >> Medical assistance Other Attractions in Gulmarg Gulmarg has Asia's longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. Gulmarg has World's highest 18 hole golf course situated at a height of 2,650m.Horseriding and Buggy Ride in Gulmarg is a delightful experience. The green carpeted meadows offer a pleasant view and perfect level of slopes to the golfers . Gulmarg has a Golf Club established in 1902 with Capt. John Hill as first Honorary Secretary. The 8-hole golf course of 1892 has developed into on 18 hole golf course par 72, where competitions are held every summer. It is the highest golf course in the world.
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