Gulmarg is situated in the heaven of India. It was earlier known as Gaurimarg in the 16th century. This place is made up of two words i.e. 'Gul' means flowers and 'Marg' means meadow. The place is known as a very popular tourist spot in Kashmir which attracts tourists a lot. The place is very beautiful with thick dense forest and remains cold throughout the year. Gulmarg is located in the district of Baramulla.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Gulmarg. Some of them are Gulmarg Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Kingsleay (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel New Zam Zam (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Pine View (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Gulmarg is Kashmiri. Other languages spoken are Hindi, Urdu and English.
The important festivals of Gulmarg are Diwali (November), Dusshera (October), Maha Shivrathri (March) and Makar Sankranthi (January).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Gulmarg. Some of them are Srinagar (42 km from Gulmarg), Khilanmarg (8 km), Budgam (41 km) and Baramulla (19 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Srinagar Airport (39 km) from the town.
The closest railway station is Rajwansher Railway Station (25 km) from the town.
Gulmarg is well connected to Baramulla via road. The distance between these cities is 19 km. The nearest bus stand is Gulmarg Bus Station at a distance of 1 km from the main city. There are regular local buses run via J&K Roadways that travels from Gulmarg to the nearby cities. The tourists can book tickets in advance to view other sightseeing places in Kashmir from travel operators like KP Travels or Sharma Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.