Gulmarg, also called "Meadow of Flowers" is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified place of Baramula district in Jammu and Kashmir. The town is within the Himalayas. Gulmarg is located 52 km from Srinagar. It is located at 34.05Â°N 74.38Â°E. It has an average elevation of 2,690 m (8,825 ft).Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. GULMARG, means, the place of roses. Gulmarg is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport, the capital of Kashmir, in under 2 hours by car or bus. Just 1 hour on the way is the town of Tangmarg, a key tourist attraction and also a main destination for skiers riding down from Gulmarg during the winter months. From Tangmarg, the Gulmarg plateau is just 30 minutes travel.The peak season starts with the snowfall in December and lasts until April. Gulmarg is the "heartland of winter sports in India." Gulmarg was being mooted as a possible host for the 2010 Commonwealth Winter Games. As such, Gulmarg has been rated by CNN International as Asia's seventh best ski destination.
This resort is famous because of its "Gulmarg Gondola," one of the highest cable car in the world, reaching 3,979 metres. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Apharwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)).