Gulmarg is a city located in the Baramulla district. Which is the famous hill station there. The city is also a popular skiing destination. The old name of this city was Gauri Marg. This hill station is located in the Pir Panjal range. There is also the world’s tallest gondola ride. The area is surrounded by snow-capped high Himalayas, flower meadows, deep ravines, evergreen wild valleys. Many Bollywood films are also shot here.
The city was named after Gulmarg Sultan Yusuf Shah from Gauri Marg. In the mid-1980s, heli-skiing was introduced in Gulmarg in collaboration with Sylvan Saudan, a Swiss skier from the Himalayan Heli-Ski Club of France.
Visiting place in Gulmarg
This temple was built by Maharaja Hari Singh for his wife Maharani Mohini Bai Sisodia. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This temple is situated on a slight hilltop with greenery. This temple is also known as Mohineshwar Shivalaya. The famous Bollywood song “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar” was shot at this place.
St Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s Church is located in the Shepherd’s Valley of Gulmarg. Gulmarg is also home to some of the ancient European arts. The church is the main attraction there. The church represents 20th-century Victorian architecture. The church is built in British architecture. It has been described as a “Victorian architectural wonder“.The church is made of gray brick with its green roof and decorative wooden interior walls.
It is the world’s highest operating cable car at a height of approximately 13,000 ft. This cable car is made by the French company Pomagalski. Its capacity is to ferry 600 people at a time. It has two phases, one at 3,080 m in Kangdori at 2,600 m from Gulmarg and the other at 3,950 m at a height of 4,200 m above sea level.
Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
Gulmarg Biosphere is a protected area near Srinagar. It is known for housing many exotic and rare species including musk deer, snow leopard, etc. Birds like Griffon Vulture, Blue Rock Monal, Snow Coke, Kashmir Roller, etc can also be seen here.
This place is located at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level. This place is very attractive. It is located near LOC with Pakistan. Winter sports are held on the peaks of Gulmarg Apharwat.