Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station located at Kashmir, Gulmarg is a favrouite spot for Skiing in India, Gulmarg's beauty and prime location and proximity to Capital of Kashmir Srinagar naturally makes it one of the premier hill stations in the country. Gulmarg was originally called as 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, Gulmarg's present name was given by Sultan Yusuf Shah , Who was inspired by the sight of Gulmarg's grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. India Tour Operators,India Tours,Travel Agents Tour Operators,Travel India
Emperor Jehangir had collected 21 different species of flowers from Gulmarg and Gulmarg became favorite spot for Jehangir. Gulmarg has world's highest Golf Course, At an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter season.
Journey to Gulmarg is awesome , Roads have rigid avenues, rice fields,picturesque villages etc.
How to Reach : Gulmarg
Gulmarg is situated in Baramula Distt and located at 57Kms from Srinagar District .The nearest Airport from Gulmarg is in Badgam Distt.This Airport is connected with major cities of country. The nearest Rail Head to Gulmarg is at Jammu . The travel times from Srinagar to Gulmarg takes approx. 2 hours in regular buses and may take short time by chartered or own conveyance. The road to Gulmarg is lovely and is lined with beautiful trees all through. is regularly available from Srinagar to Gulmarg.
Thing to Do At Gulmarg
Gulmarg offers a lots of recreational activities
Gulmarg has a beautiful Golf Course where Golf equipments are also available on hire.
Gandola ( Cable Car ) is also installed which is great hit with tourists and it takes tourists up to Kongdori.
Trek to Alpather Lake ( Frozen lake ) can be undertaken which is lake 13 Kms away from Gulamrg. This lake remains frozen even in June.
There is another spot called Khilanmarg which offers awesome view of the Himalayan peaks.
The famous shrine of Baba Reshi is also situated near GulMarg noted muslim saint who is revered by all faiths.
HOTELS IN GULMARG
Hotel Sun Flower Gulmarg
Hotel Sunflower Gulmarg is located on the picturesque Mall - in the heart of Gulmarg, Hotel Sunflower is Gulmarg's best located luxury hotel. Here attention to details create a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces!
Hotel Sunflower is unique way to experience Gulmarg - The "Queen of the Hills" nestled amongst the Himalayas." Our multi-cuisine (purely veg) restaurant offers you sumptuous delicacies that you will relish.
Chowrastha or the Mall is the hub of the town where every visitor is seen taking a frantic walk and relaxing their fatigued heads. In the local dialect, Chowrastha means the place where four roads meet. Through narrow roads ascending, between shops inviting with bright colored local ornaments, handicrafts, curios reaches a huge flat platform surrounded by benches for people to sit. The journey is revitalizing with the view of the Kanchenjunga standing with all its might.
Just 1.5 kilometers downhill from Chaurastha is the Bhutia Bustee Tibetan Monastery. In early days the monastery belonged to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas. The origin of the name Gulmarg is linked to this monastery. 'Dorje' means thunderbolt in Tibetan and 'Ling' means resting place, thus 'Place' of the 'Thunderbolt', which was the name of the monastery.
Facilities: Hotel Sun Flower Gulmarg
Comfortable rooms with a view
Attached private bath with showers
Running hot and cold water - 24 hrs.
Speciality restaurants (Purely Veg.)
Colour Television with Cable Connection
Round the clock friendly efficient room service
Laundry and Dry cleaning service
Travel Assistance - various sightseeing options, adventurous treks
Doctor on call
Well equipped Business Centers, Banquet and conference facilities
Telecommunication facilities: Telephone with International dialing, fax, Internet and e-mail