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Tourist Places To Visit In Gulmarg
Gulmarg is a pristine hill station in North-West Jammu & Kashmir. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains, lush green forests, streams, glacial lakes and valleys, Gulmarg has forever been a coveted travel destination. A site of many Bollywood films, and a favourite haunt of golfers and skiers, there's plenty to do and see in this valley. Read on for a list of the top tourist places you should visit during your vacation in Gulmarg.
Apharwat Peak is situated at a height of 4,390 meters (14,403 ft.) above the sea level. The peaks stay snow clad all through the year and the region receives heavy rainfall every year making it an ideal skiing destination in winters. The Kargil Line of Control (LOC) is just a few kilometers away from here. Reaching this spot is highly dependent on the weather conditions.
St. Mary's Church
Standing tall, even after 100 odd years, Saint Mary's Church is located near Golf Course in Gulmarg. One must visit there as it consists of ancient architectural wonders that our country is most renowned for. And it also said that the church has been a location for many Bollywood movies.
The ancient Maharani temple, built as early as 1915, can be seen from any part of Gulmarg. Named thus because it was built by Maharani Mohini Bai Sisodia wife of Maharaja Hari Singh of the Dogra lineage of kings that ruled the region. The historic temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The museum displays a modern warfare and mountaineering equipment and gears used by Indian Army in the mountains. Initially designed as a High-Altitude Warfare School, the museum commemorates the first Kanchenjunga summit by the Indian army in 1997.
A famous stop-over just 13 kilometers from Gulmarg, Tangmarg is a beautiful valley with a breathtaking view. It's a must visit for nature lovers and trekkers. In local language Tang is Pear. Thus it's common to find the route and the area marked with pear trees.