O! for the wind in the pine-wood trees
O! for the flowery scented breeze In far Gulmarg! In far Gulmarg!
O! for the bubbling brook’s clear flow, Dancing from Killan’s heights below,
O! for the cold and gleaming snow Which Apharwat doth proudly show.
[From “Memories of Gulmarg” in Mrs. Percy Brown’s CHENAR LEAVES]
It has one of the highest SKI SLOPES on our planet, and the highest GONDOLAS in the northern hemisphere! The 50km drive from Srinagar (capital of Jammu and Kashmir) runs through the historic Lal Chowk, and then through verdant rice fields to Tangmarg; from here, winding through a dense pine forest in our 4x4s, with fabulous views of the Vale of Kashmir and the distant view of the Karakorams to give us company, we arrive at our destination. WELCOME TO GULMARG, where lofty white Himalayas surround us! To enhance the pleasure of our surroundings, we stay in a cosy hotel in harmony with Gulmarg’s rustic atmosphere!