Gulmarg

Gulmarg

Things to do - general

Gulmarg (translation: “Meadow of Flowers”) is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee inBaramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.The town is within the Himalayas and is within miles of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan.

Gulmarg is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (SXR), the capital of Kashmir, in under 2 hours by car or bus. Just 1 hour on the way is the town of Tangmarg, a key tourist attraction and also a main destination for skiers riding down from Gulmarg during the winter months. From Tangmarg, the Gulmarg plateau is just 30 minutes travel. Gulmarg has around 40 hotels ranging from extremely budget accommodation in private huts to hotels that are of a similar standard to a western Bed & Breakfast. When hotels say 5 star expect similar standards to the aforementioned bed and breakfast or motel. The peak season starts with the snowfall in December and lasts until March (April if it is a good season). The charges for one night stay during peak season in a hotel range typically between Rs1500 to Rs6500+, however there is also accommodation available for Rs500 which is only for the hardcore. The pre-season and post-season rates may have a discount but this is not standard.

Country India
Area 664
Languages spoken Kashmiri, Urdu, English
Currency INR

Sports and nature

Gulmarg has been the location of shooting of many Bollywood Films like Bobby,Jab Tak Hai Jaan,Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,Highway,Phantom etc. A scene in Bobby was shot in a hut in Gulmarg,that later come to be known as Bobby Hut.

Nightlife

As the destination itself is still undeveloped, skiers and riders never have to suffer the long queues that are so prevalent in other international snow destinations – it is not uncommon to get up to 10 runs in a day from the top of the gondola and to be carving fresh lines in untracked snow for the best part of a day.So there is no Night life in Gulmarg

Culture and history

Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was "Gaurimarg", the name of Lord Shiva's wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses. During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

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