Gulmarg is about
twenty-eight miles from Srinagar. It is located to the north of the Pir
Panchal mountain range. In Persian 'gul' means
'flower' and ''
means 'meadow'. Gulmarg is covered with flowers and greenery, that is why
it has been named "Gulmarg".
It is situated at a
height of eight thousand feet above the sea. It is not difficult to go to
Gulmarg. One can reach it by bus, car, or jeep. Three miles before Gulmarg
there is Tangmarg. Many people walk these three miles or go on horseback.
While climbing from Tangmarg, Gulmarg looks like a flower garden at the
foot of the mountain. The mountain remains snowclad for about seven
months. (In order to reach Gulmarg) most people ride the horses for fun.
On either side of the road from Tangmarg to Gulmarg, there are trees and
Many tourists camp in
tents at Gulmarg. In sunmer Gulmarg is crowded with tourists. From June
until September tourists from all sorts of places visit Gulmarg. Whosoever
comes to Kashmir invariably visits Gulmarg.
The climate of Gulmarg is
very good. Even in the summer the nights are pleasantly cool. One has to
carry w.mp3 clothing along.
People play various
sports at Gulmarg. But most go to play golf and polo. Many tourists
go to Gulmarg for horseback riding or hiking. In winter when all the
fields are covered with snow, people go there for skiing and to enjoy
other winter sports.
There are provisions for
everything at Gulmarg. There are many hotels and tea stalls there. The
government has even built a guest house. There is also a well-known club
In Gulmarg, the scent of
deodar trees comes to you from all around. This is a very nice place for
sports and relaxation. From Gulmarg people also go to Khilanmarg,which is
only four miles away.