PICTURES BY – ACHAL AGARWAL
“If there is paradise, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!”
Srinagar, also famous worldwide as the “Venice of East” surrounded by lush green vegetation and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Srinagar is famous for its breathtaking lush greenery all around, lakes and boats and Gulmarg is a small town and a beautiful hill station located in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas near Srinagar in Kashmir. Gulmarg’s legendary beauty, top location and adjacency to Srinagar automatically make it an important and most famous destination in the hills. So let’s explore “Paradise on Earth – Gulmarg!”
All around are snow-capped mountains.
While Gulmarg is an all tourist attraction with refreshing summer meadows and mesmerizing scenes to keep your camera busy, the main reason to come here, at least in winter, is the off-piste, deep-powder, long-run skiing and snowboarding.
Gulmarg was a favourite visit place of Emperor Jahangir. He loved this place so much that once during his visit he collected 21 flowers of different varities from here.
How to reach ?
You don’t get to Gulmarg from somewhere, you go to Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and then the Gondola cable car will take you up to Gulmarg.
So get your backpacks and camera ready and take a hike to “Paradise on Earth – Gulmarg!
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