Gulmarg is a town in Jammu and Kashmir. The town is nestled within the Himalayan peaks. It receives heavy snowfall and so is a popular ski resort.
In spring Gulmarg really lives up to its name the Meadow of Flowers. In winter, it is a ski resort.
It is famous for the Gulmarg Gondola one of the highest cable cars in the world. As it is not very well known compared to other international skiing resorts, skiers donâ€™t have to wait in long queues and get to go on untracked snow. Government is trying to develop it for beginner skiers also.
Gulmarg also boasts of the worldâ€™s highest golf course.
In summer it is popular for trekking, mountain biking, water skiing and fishing.
It is very close to the border and there is a huge presence of army, though it is not very intrusive.
Gulmarg used to be known by the name of 'Gaurimarg' was a resort for Jahangir. Its name was changed to Gulmarg by Yousuf Shah Chak. Gulmarg was a favorite summer retreat for the British.
Srinagar, the gateway to Gulmarg is located just 57 km away and is well connected by air to major Indian cities and also by bus with neighboring cities.
Gulmarg has been called the 'heartland of winter sports in India' and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Gulmarg is also known for its "Gulmarg Gondola", which is the world's second highest operating cable car. Gulmarg is a perfect destination for various kinds of extreme sports and activities. During the winter season, the snow covered terrain makes it one of the best snow destinations in the world and attracts thousands of tourists mainly skiers who get ample opportunity to indulge in skiing.
Gulmarg is an equally attractive destination even in the summers. With a pleasant weather, and opportunity to indulge in various outdoor activities such as trekking, golfing, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding etc., Gulmarg is just as popular tourist destination in the summer.
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