Gulmarg, which was initially called as Gaurimarg was renamed by Sultan Yusuf Shah in the 16th century. It is located in the located in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir at about 57 km southwest from the capital city of Srinagar.Gulmarg literally means’Meadow of Flowers’ and is close to the Indo-Pakistan border. This popular tourist resort of the country has one of the highest golf course in the world, situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level.Gulmarg is fully enclosed by forests of pine and deodar on all sides. It gives beautiful breathtaking sights both in Gulmarg and on the journey to this destination.
HISTORY : Gulmarg one of the premier hill resort of the country was discovered in 1927 by the British. Sultan Yusuf Shah who got very much inspired by the grassy slopes and meadows with full of colourful and wild flowers gave its name Gulmarg.This is one on the best place in the for skiing. History says that even before British could discover this place Emperor Jehangir collected nearl 21 different varieties of flowers.