A visit to Gulmarg or Meadow of Flowers

neeli By neeli, 29th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1n0k_jaw/
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Gulmarg is both summer and winter tourist resort located at an elevation of 8,500 feet or 2,600 meters in the state of J&K in India. The resort displays an amazing panoramic view of the whole Kashmir Valley and Nanga Parbat one of the highest peaks 26,660 feet or 8,126 meters of the world from various lookout points on Gulmarg`s Circular Path.

Gulmarg displays an amazing panoramic view.


I had gone to Gulmarg or Meadow of Flowers to celebrate the birthday of my little son there. It fell on the day of Christmas. It is both summer and winter tourist resort located at an elevation of 8,500 feet or 2,600 meters in the state of J&K in India.
The hill station of Gulmarg was earlier called Gaurimarg. It was the King Yousof Shah Chak who gave the name Gulmarg to this place. He was a regular visitor to this pleasant hill station.
The resort displays an amazing panoramic view of the whole Kashmir Valley and Nanga Parbat one of the highest peaks 26,660 feet or 8,126 meters of the world from various lookout points on Gulmarg`s Circular Path.
The resort is famous for the world's highest golf course and has excellent fields for tennis, skiing, and polo.
The day we reached Gulmarg the famous winter sports destination in Jammu and Kashmir, was being dressed up to host Snow Festival on the eve of Christmas.
Gulmarg has amazing regal peaks in the Himalayan regions that makes it a noticeable or dramatic picnic spot with its lush green background, beautiful landscapes, serene lakes, gardens full of flowers and heavenly climate during the summers and winters.
It was an awesome experience to watch snow scooter races,snow cycling, night ice skating, snow rugby, snow making competition, sledge race, skiing, and many more games in such scenic spot. It was first established as a ski resort by the British in 1927,who had set up the Ski Club of India here . It has one of the highest golf courses in the world.
Gulmarg has been blessed by Mother Nature with all its showers of beauty and the tranquil environment and makes it the best tourist destination in all seasons. Its legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar city naturally make it one of Asia's best hill resorts .
It was a pleasure resort for kings and royal family members and a summer retreat for the British officers under the British rule.
According to Historians Mughal emperor Jehangir was a regular visitor to this heavenly place.
Sir Marc Aural Stein,the renowned explorer was a frequent visitor to this place.
This hill station is an attractive place with virgin beauty, visually attractive surroundings, beautiful gardens with colorful flowers full of fragrance and attractive views. This is one of the top ski spots of India



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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Fantastic getaway.

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author avatar Shiv
4th Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks. I love the way you have described Gulmarg.

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author avatar neeli
30th Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks

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author avatar neeli
30th Jan 2014 (#)

thanks

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