Gulmarg -‘Meadow of Flowers’, is located 55kms from Srinagar(Capital of Kashmir) and is easily accessible from the Sriningar Airport (2 hours by road)
The old name of Gulmarg was “Gaurimarg”, the name of Lord Shiva’s wife.
‘Gulmarg Gondola’ in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is the world’s second highest operating cable car. After the establishment of “The World’s Highest Gondola” and a skiable vertical of 2000 metres consisting of vast alpine bowls and awesome tree skiing it has become one of the world’s must visit destinations for adventurous Skiers and Snowboarders.
The unlikely location of Kashmir is making a name for itself as one of the world’s top ski destinations. Skiers and boarders from all over the world are now enjoying the snow powder of Gulmarg.
Season for winter adventure sports starts from late december and continues till the end of March. For beginners in adventure sports, March is considered to be the best period for Skiing & Snowboarding.
The villages around which were finding it tough to survive due to the political situation are now doing really good, thanks to the new life adventure tourism has given to the locals.Visitors are heading for the slopes in spite of the challenges faced by the tourist industry in the region.
CNN Quotes Gulmarg as “The heartland of winter sports in India”
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