|Gulmarg (2650m, 55 Km)
|Gulmarg meaning "the meadow of flowers" remained a favourite hill resort of the romantic
Emperor Jehangir and his beautiful wife Noor Jehan. It was also patronized and developed by
the Britishers during their rule who set up a Golf Course in 1904 which is the highest green golf
course in the world .Gulmarg spell binding beauty with attractive meadow of flowers attracted
the legendry love couple king Yousuf Shah Chak and the renowned poetess Habba Khatoon.
Apart from Golf, Gondola cable Car has become a major attraction for Tourists. Gulmarg—the
country's premier ski resort—comes into its own during winter when it receives heavy
snowfall. It is referred as Alps because of ski slopes and other similarities. It has some of the
best slopes and is ideally suited for learning skiing. lt has been the venue for holding major
national winter games.
SIGHT SEEING AT GULMARG
Gulmarg has been one of the favourite spots for film shootings and hundreds of successful
movies have been shot here. lt has Rani Temple and an old Saint Mary's Church atop a meadow
hill. A children's park and a lake developed recently have become a major draw.
6 Km from Gulmarg an uphill journey through beautiful pine forests gets rewarded with a
magnificient view and the presence of snow even during summer. It can be reached by taking a
pony ride or cable car.
A magnificient lake at an altitude of 3850 mtrs and 13 km from Gulmarg via khilanmarg is rare