Skiing and Snowboarding in gulmarg India

Most of us associate India with warn sunshine, delicious foods and Bollywood. Unknown to many of us the town of Gulmarg is a skiers paradise.  This small Himalayan town is 52km south-west of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir and stands at an altitude of 2,850m.

Gulmarg has the world’s highest gondola ski lift which takes you nearly 4,000m up Mount Apharwat - with extremely beautiful views.  According to the Gulmarg.org website Gulmarg was originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Gulmarg also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650m.

Short Break Ideas First Post

I like many people love to travel and learn about other places. After a long time thinking about how best I can shear this love and fascination.  The idea of ShortbreakIdeas.com came to me after my visit to Japan.

Through this site I will be sharing some of these ideas as I come across them.

Hope to see you again soon.

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