Is the soaring heat hindering your daily work and the uncontrollable sweat making you irritate abruptly? Is it true, you are looking for a peaceful destination to escape from this burning temperature? Then why don’t you take a break and plan for a summer holiday in Gulmarg. The top hill stations of India has a distinct charm and they are always proved to be the best retreat for the holiday lovers, especially when summer becomes more frustrating; among them Gulmarg is the one. The survival of this snow-capped peak, forested hills and pine covered slopes, you can discover in the Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar is the best alternative as a starting point to get to Gulmarg as it takes hardly 1 hr 30 minutes by road. Though tourists flock towards this legendary natural beauty to get some relaxation from the soaring city heat, but if one wishes, they can also make the vacation more exciting and memorable by approaching towards its spellbinding scenic attractions and adventurous activities.
Skiing is the most popular activity, which is best practiced with a professional guide. The gentle and easy slopes of the site not only make skiing is easier for you, but also for your kids as well. But for those only who take skiing practice seriously. How you can forget to enjoy 2 km long ride cable car or Gondola whenever at Gulmarg. This is the second highest cable car in the world that gives pretty amazing views of the surrounding by taking you over the pine forests.
Make your camera ready to take some amazing snaps of Alpather Lake. 13 km trek you need to cover from Gulmarg via Khilanmarg to reach this wonderful lake. As the winter comes, the lake becomes frozen and it remains in the same state until June and while summer arrives, the floating pieces of ice create a picturesque sight. Horse riding around the nearby area of the lake could be an amazing experience for you. During summer, the melting snow flows down from Apharwat Peak to Alpather Lake and arise at Ningle Nallah brook, which finally meets the most beautiful Jhelum River; this view will surely make your holiday a memorable one.
So, afford to spend some great time in this blissful holiday destination of Kashmir and experience a true sense of living amidst the snow-clad mountains of Gulmarg.