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Magical flower meadows, snow clad mountains, enchanting valleys, lovely landscapes and many more Gulmarg is one such place in the state of Jammu & Kashmir that offers something or the other for all kinds of tourists with varying tastes. Be it your honeymoon vacation, adventure trip or a family holiday, Gulmarg offers you the best of natural beauty and the most exciting & thrilling adventure sports.

Trekking In Gulmarg : Gulmarg makes an excellent base for trekking in the northern Pir Panjal Range. Nanga Parbat can be seen to the north from several view points, including Khilanmarg, west and over 1,500 feet up the forested hillside from Gulmarg. From a distance, the Pir Panjal appears somewhat rounded, but when you are actually walking up its slopes, you will find that its smoother peaks rise above evergreen clad slopes that seem quite equal in steepness to those of the main Himalayas.

West and slightly south of Gulmarg is the 13,592-feet peak of Apharwat. This peak is, however, near the LOC, called the Line of Control, so check with the tourist office in Gulmarg before you set out for it.

To the south of Gulmarg, a pleasant trek would be to walk up the Ferozepur Nala and beyond to the hamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and to Samaidan. For this you will need a porter who knows the way because many stock trails intersect the route. The walk from Gulmarg to Tosamaidan is considered to be three stages long. You may return by way of Riyar and Khag villages or continue south toward Sunset Peak and then walk into the foothills along the Romushi Nala to Yusmarg, where a road and bus service connect with Srinagar.

Golf In Gulmarg : Situated at an altitude of 2,650 m, Gulamarg has got the highest green golf course in the world. The layout of the courseis quiet striking and the layout is similar to a normalgolf course with land slopes and inclines along the complete area of the course, which has a par of 72. The golf club was started by the British who used Gulmarg as a holiday resort, and opened it for golf lovers in the year 1904. At present the J&K Tourism Development Corporation manages the club.

Skiing In Gulmarg : Gulamarg is also counted among the best skiing resorts in India, but you require a pretty good experince as well as training to ski down the slopes over here.Gulmarg also make a good ski spot for starters, those who are new to skiing. Ski enthusiasts can easily find out all required gear and equipments as well as professional ski instructors in Gulmarg, to try out a hand on skiing. The longest ski run in Gulmarg is provide by the Gondola Cable Car, where skiers can swoosh down the slopes from the height of 2, 213m.