Gulmarg Ski

Gulmarg the “Meadow of Flowers” counts amongst some of the best tourist spots of the world. Gulmarg is being mooted as a possible host for the 2010 Commonwealth Winter Games. The beauty of this place can easily enchant the mind of any individual. It is said that the emperor once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. The snowy mountains, lush green grasses, forest etc. together creates a memorable moment in the life of a person. And that is the reason why thousands of tourists are attracted towards this destination every year. Gulmarg is the most beautiful place in the Kashmir to watch, in the month of December and January, this place is covered with snow. Doing skiing here is just fabulous. The Snowy Mountains and valley together creates a fabulous beauty. Gulmarg hill resort boasts of not only picturesque locales, but also of the highest golf course in the world. Situated at a height of 2,650 m, Gulmarg golf course is one of the major attractions of the awesome hill station. Along with that, Gulmarg boasts world highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak 4,400 m.( 13780 ft ) The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski. The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 4400 m on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,400 m (13,780 ft)).Skiing is normally offered from mid-December to mid-May. The hill resort of Gulmarg is rated as one of the unrivaled tourist spots in the world.