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Things To Do In Gulmarg
Gulmarg is a popular tourist destination in the state of Jammu And Kashmir in India. A hill station with a view, ancient architecture and a handful of adventure sports options. Gulmarg will always surprise you with its beauty no matter which season you visit this quaint little town. Here are some of the best things to do in Gulmarg besides marveling at the magnificent snow peak views.
Gulmarg Gondola is the second highest cable car in the world. Offering a view of the valley from a height of 10,000 feet is a surreal experience, one you would regret missing. Head all the way up to more than 12000 ft, right to the peak of the Kondoori mountain. It's a breathtaking experience which will stay with you for a long time.
Gulmarg Golf Course
This is best suited for Golf lovers. Gulmarg, along with being a hill station, has also emerged as a trending sports destination. Golf is one of the most luxurious sports played in India and Gulmarg’s Golf Course is a coveted destination for golf lovers. The asymmetrical contour here is considered to be the largest 18-hole golf courses in the country. A number of tourists’ flock this region to enjoy a game of golf and escape the summer heat.
Gulmarg has always been a coveted and premier skiing destination in India during winters. This is one of the best adventure sports experience you can gather here. Don't worry, this isn't just for the experts. Friendly and skilled trainers will help you make the most of your first attempt. To have an experience of real Gulmarg, one should definitely try their hands at this sport.
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
There are numerous species of flora and fauna in Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and it is among the top tourist places to visit in Gulmarg. A place of magnificent biodiversity, the reserve is a perfect haunt for photographers who are looking for opportunities to capture the animals in scenic natural settings. Musk Deer is the main attraction of the reserve. Other species can also be found, such as Hangul, Red Fox, Leopard, Black Bear etc. The area has a large population of indigenous and migratory birds as well.
Visit Alpather Lake
At a distance of around 13 km from Gulmarg, the Alpather lake is one of the best sights to behold here. A blue stretch at the feet of the twin Aparwath Peaks, this glacial lake stays frozen for the better part of the year. Almost until June, the lake is semi-frozen. With the views of sharp snow-clad peaks and a crystal blue lake, this makes for a great picnic spot with friends and family.
The Ningli Nallah
This stream site makes for a great picnic spot. Head here with friends and family to enjoy an appetizing picnic and spend a great day. Just 8 km from Gulmarg, this beautiful spot is easily accessible. The stream is fed by the melting ice of two glacial lakes, Apharwat and Alpather. Later it merges with the great Jhelum River near Sopur.