Skiing in Gulmarg
Enclosing the great Himalayas mountain and some of the Pir Panjal range, Gulmarg lies in the northern area of the Kashmir valley. It was named “Gaurimarg” in ancient times and was renamed Gulmarg by Yousuf Shah Chak.
The beautiful meadows of the Gulmarg, usually covered with snow are also home to many wild-flowers in the summertime. The meadows are filled with many beautiful small lakes, forests of green pine, varieties of many flowers, and snow-caped mountains.
Due to the high elevation of the area, the temperature remains moderate throughout the summertime and when winter sees heavy snowfall the season remains relatively cool.
Skiing in Gulmarg
is the prime attraction for the visitors. Another attraction of this beautiful place is snow-covered mountains and during wintertime, the fresh snowfall adds glory to the place. Skiing in Gulmarg
and other winter sports start from December and lasts up to the end of March. At an altitude of about 4,267 meters, all winter sports are almost carried out on the peaks of Apharwat. The beautiful views of Nanga Parbat and Harmukh mountains are offered by many points at
Apharwat and Khilanmarg
For both beginners and pros, skiing here can be the most amazing experience. Skiing in Gulmarg begins in the month of December and lasts up to the mid-march. To add beauty and glory to this place the government has added more infrastructure to this village of mountains. Gondola the cable ride car, can take you to some highest peaks of Khilanmarg And Apharwat.
The pros can enjoy their skiing tour from the highest of the peaks where the
Gondola cable car ride can take you. There are so many essentials that you need to take before going on a
skiing tour to Gulmarg. Warm clothes are a must as there will be literally the dipping temperature at the peaks and the outer pants and jackets for skiing can be taken on rent as well.
After skiing is done the cold takes you completely, and after reaching the hotel make sure you must have a warm room with a central heating system. The hotel package offered by
Duke Kashmir Travels provides you the best facility of centrally heated rooms and hot water facility for taking baths, and of course the best meals provided by the hotels.
Apart from all this, Gulmarg has some religious places to visit as well, including Baba Reshi Shrine, St. Mary’s Church, and the Maharaaani temple.
The world’s highest green golf course is situated at an altitude of 2,650 meters with some beautiful resorts and huts around it. The beauty of this place can have your eyes feasted on the mesmerizing scenic meadows and mountains. There is a hack I want to share here, always wear the bright colored jackets and enjoy your fullest to get the best pictures and have the best memories that are going to live with you forever.
How to reach :-
After landing in Srinagar international airport, Gulmarg is 47 km away from Srinagar and will take almost 1 hour and 35 min to reach there.
And during the heavy snowfall, the local cab takes you only to the Tangmarg and from there you need to take the jeep that is more- safer than those of the cabs. The cabs provided by Duke Kashmir Travels are going to make your journey the safest and most memorable one.