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Places to See in Gulmarg

Witness the ravishing beauty of the lush green meadows
Tourism In Gulmarg

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Places to See in Gulmarg

Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is a popular hill station and skiing destination. The town is located in the Pirpanjal Range of the Western Himalayas and its name literally means “Road of Flowers.” Pride of the Baramulla district and of India, there are many beautiful places to visit in Gulmarg.

Among the most stunning places to visit in Gulmarg is Apharwat Peak which is well known as the skiing destination. The way to this tourist hotspot is by Gondola, which is itself among top tourist attractions in Gulmarg. The view of the entire mountain scenery is breathtaking. Gulmarg Gondola rides come in two phases – phase one, and phase two. Phase two ends in Apharwat Peak and is a beautiful experience.

Top Gulmarg tourist places include the Baba Reshi shrine built on the grave of Sufi Saint Baba Payam-ud-din Reshi. Located at an altitude of seven thousand feet above sea level, this is one of the most spiritually uplifting tourist places in Gulmarg and the annual Urs is held sacred by all. The lush green lawns of this dargah dating back to the early fourteenth century are serenity itself.

Roughly two kilometers away from the Apharwat Peak lie more beautiful places to visit in Gulmarg. Alpather Laker is definitely one of the best Gulmarg tourist places in terms of natural beauty. Alpather is a small meadow thirteen kilometers from Gulmarg at the base of the Apharwat peak. A gorgeous lake with crystal blue water during summer, and frozen skating grounds in the peak of winter, this is among the best places to visit in Gulmarg.

Places to visit in and around Gulmarg are in plenty. A list of all places to see in Gulmarg is difficult to make as the entire location is truly beautiful and sightseeing in Gulmarg is an absolute delight.

Gulmarg Gondola connects important places to see in Gulmarg. As a skiing destination, the Apharwat Peak is the best in India and is among the biggest Gulmarg tourist attractions.The peak is also quite close to Alpather Lake and in winter, ice-skating is open done by locals. A central place of tourist activity, this entire region is one of the best tourist places in Gulmarg. There is also no shortage of travel options. Besides the gondola, ponies and cabs are also available. Walking is another great option in these regions. This place is, however, located very high up and people with breathing problems may need to take some breaks along the way.

Besides the obvious natural beauty, Gulmarg also houses some very famous religious locales. St. Mary’s Church, Baba Reshi Shrine, and Rani Temple are all well-known religious locations. With more and more tourists every day, Gulmarg tourist attractions never cease to amaze. With several options for varying tastes, from being every photographer’s dream to offering adventure sports, tourist attractions in Gulmarg are meant for everyone.

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Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows
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Alpather Lake in Gulmarg

Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows covered with wildflowers, the Alpather Lake is nature at its best. This lake stays frozen until most part of the year. Even if you visit in mid-June, you will get to see the frozen version of Alpather lake. Summer time lasts from May to September and this is when yo...

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This towering summit stands tall at 4,390 metres
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Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg

Apharwat Peak is one of the main attractions of Gulmarg tourism. Ski-lovers always find their way to this summit to enjoy their hobby. This place is sure to provide you an out of the world experience while skiing. Since Kashmir is popularly known as the Switzerland of India, you would not deny this post your visit to Apharw...

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Nothing less than a picture-perfect moment, this place is!
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Ningle Nallah in Gulmarg

Ningle Nallah is just 10kms away from the Gulmarg town. Mountains always have wild stream and rivulets flowing here and there. Ningle Nallah is one such mountain stream that has become a popular tourist attraction of Gulmarg. Either side of the stream is like a painted canvas of green meadows with wildflowers. The gurgling ...

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It is said to be more than 100 years old
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St. Mary`s Church in Gulmarg

Every tourist destination has some religious places among the sought-after tourist spots. Religious places are mostly characterized by architectural excellence of our ancestors. This 100 years old church stands sturdy and tall even after so many years.

However, St. Mary’s Church of Gulmarg did receive some renovation and ...

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Golf Course in Gulmarg

Gulmarg golf course is also amongst the few largest 18-hole golf courses in our country. For golfers, this is a dream golfing destination in India. Tourists love to visit this place to golf, or to learn to golf. Golfing in Gulmarg started as early as the 1920s, when India was British India. Since then, the golf course has c...

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Where can I fish in Gulmarg?

The best place to fish near Gulmarg would be the confluence of the streams from Ferozepur Nallah and River Bahan.