Located in the Baramula District of Jammu & Kashmir and situated at a height of 2730 meters above sea level, Gulmarg is one of the most popular destinations in Kashmir. Given its mesmerising scenic beauty, Gulmarg has also gained public acknowledgment due to a lot of Bollywood shootings done here. It is also famous as a honeymoon destination. Gulmarg, as name means 'place of roses', is an extremely beautiful place and houses great variety of flora. The original name of Gulmarg was 'Gaurimarg', named after the wife of Lord Shiva; however one of the Indian Kings, Yousuf Shah Chak changed to 'Gulmarg'. Gulmarg is the only skiing resort in Asia with slope heights ranging from 8,700 feet to 10,500 feet. Gulmarg also has the world’s highest 18 hole green golf courses. The best time to visit Gulmarg is during the month of May to September, when the climate is pleasant compared to winters when the temperature goes down to -170 C
Snow Festival Celebrated in the month of January and February, Snow Festival is designated to promote tourism in Kashmir. During this festival all kinds of activities ranging from sports to dance and music are organised and the air is filled with festivity. Gulmarg Winter Music and Adventure Festival Celebrated for the first time in March 2012, the Gulmarg Winter Music and Adventure Festival is being annually celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and vigour. All kinds of dance forms and music genres are played and celebrated during this festival. Along with all these, many adventurous activities are also organised.
Tourists can shop Kashmiri Handicrafts, decorative linens, brass, silverware, Pashmina Shawls, carpets, carved furniture, etc in the main market of Gulmarg.
Nearest Airport – Srinagar, 56 kilometers away.
Nearest railhead is Jammu/Udhampur i.e. 180/142 kilometers respectively.
Gulmarg is well connected with all cities within Kashmir. State run buses / private luxury buses / taxis are available.
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