Gulmarg: The meadow of flowers; see pics

Originally referred to as Gaurimarg, its proximity to Srinagar makes it one of the most popular hill stations in Kashmir.

Sajad HameedUpdated: Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 02:41 PM IST
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Young girls walk next to the lavender flowers in the meadows of world famous Ski resort in Gulmarg | Sajad Hameed

Gulmarg, a town nestled in the Pir Panjal Range of the Western Himalayas at an altitude of 8,690 feet above sea level is the most popular hill station in Kashmir.

Gulmarg has been aptly christened, which when translated, literally means ‘Meadow of Flowers’ as its landscape is dotted with colourful Bluebells, Daisies, Forget Me Not and Buttercup flowers.

American Goldfinch sitting on a leavender flower in the meadows of world famous Ski resort in Gulmarg

American Goldfinch sitting on a leavender flower in the meadows of world famous Ski resort in Gulmarg | Photo: Sajad Hameed

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Girl take their selfie amid lavender flowers in the meadows of World Famous Ski resort Gulmarg

Girl take their selfie amid lavender flowers in the meadows of World Famous Ski resort Gulmarg | Photo: Sajad Hameed

Originally referred to as Gaurimarg, its proximity to Srinagar makes it one of the most popular hill stations in Kashmir.

Gulmarg is also counted among the world's best ski destinations. The hill station is not only famous among adventure lovers, but it is also famous among families enjoying their vacation.

Couple pose in front of the lavender flowers in the meadows of world famous ski resort Gulmarg

Couple pose in front of the lavender flowers in the meadows of world famous ski resort Gulmarg | Sajad Hameed

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Gulmarg has the world’s best natural sights along with a huge scope of adventure activities that are fit to amaze any sort of traveller.

The Kashmiri hill station has one of Asia's longest and highest cable car rides comprising two stages-Gulmarg to Kongdoori and Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak.

It also has one of the largest (18-hole) golf courses in the country. Situated at an altitude of 2,650 meters, it is also the highest green golf course in the world.

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