One of the most popular skiing destinations, Gulmarg (which means meadow of flowers) is a town in Jammu and Kashmir, situated in the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas. Originally called Gauri Marg, the town was named Gulmarg by Sultan Yusuf Shah of the Chak dynasty.
British officials started to use the town as a retreat to escape summers in North Indian plains in the 19th century. It entered the independent princely state of Jammu and Kashmir after the London colonial rule was terminated. At an altitude of about 2650 meters, It is situated in a cup-shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, 56 km from Srinagar.
Skiing is one of the most famous attractions in the town. Apharwat Peak, Khilanmarg, St. Mary Church, Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary, Alpather Lake, and Children’s Park are some of the most popular attractions in the town.