Gulmarg's alarming beauty

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Gulmarg a prime location in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
is about 55 Km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 2,653 meter aloft the main sea level, Gulmarg is alluringly anchored in a pine endowed basin of the Pir Panjal range. 

Gulmarg or the `Meadow of Flowers' is an admirable blooming afterimage area an affluence of flora displays assorted colors with the changing seasons.

Gulmarg's alarming beauty, alluring location and proximity to Srinagar naturally accomplish it as one of the prime hill stations in the country. 

Originally alleged 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was very much impressed by the sight of its blooming slopes bizarre with wild flowers. 

Today, Gulmarg is not alone a mountain resort of admirable adorableness - it as well has the accomplished blooming golf advance in the world, at a height of 2,650 m, and is the country's prime ski resort in the winter.

Apart from all these Gulmarg Gondola is anchored in Gulmarg Region of Jammu and Kashmir. This destination is accepted for the second highest active cable car in the world after the closing of the Merida cable car situated in Venezuela, in 2008. 

Gulmarg takes pride in the Gulmarg Gondola which is the longest and highest cable car activity in Asia. It consists of a two-stage ropeway that has the accommodation of carrying about 600 people every hour from the Kongdoori Mountain which is a part of the closely anchored Afarwat Peak accepting a height of 4,200 meter (13,780 feet). 

This cable car project is the result of the combined arrangement of the Jammu and Kashmir Government forth with Pomagalski, a French firm. In the aboriginal date of the ropeway humans are transported from the Gulmarg resort amid at an acclivity of 2,600 (m) (8,530 (ft)) to the Kongdoori base that is anchored in the Kongdoori basin accepting a basin shape. 

Gulmarg takes pride in the Gulmarg Gondola which is the longest and highest cable car project in Asia. It consists of a two-stage ropeway that has the capacity of carrying approximately 600 people every hour from the Kongdoori Mountain which is a part of the closely located Afarwat Peak having a height of 4,200m (13,780ft). 

This cable car project is the result of the combined scheme of the Jammu and Kashmir Government along with Pomagalski, a French firm. In the first stage of the ropeway people are transported from the Gulmarg resort located at an elevation of 2,600 meter (8,530 feet) to the Kongdoori station that is situated in the Kongdoori valley having a bowl shape. 

The second phase of the project advancing with 36 cabins and 18 towers carries the people up to a height of 3,747 meter (12,293 feet) in the Kongdoori Mountain which is a part of carefully amid Afarwat Peak with the a height of 4,200 meter (13,780 feet).

 It took a height time of around two years to complete the second phase with an amount of Rs.110, 000, 000 and was offered to the accessible on May 28, 2005. The first phase of this ropeway was complete in 1998 which connects Gulmarg to Kongdoori.

The Cable Car ride, lovingly accepted as the Gondola Lift or Ride is the appropriate allure of Gulmarg. It is amid at a distance of 1 km in the west of the Gulmarg’s bus stand. The managing ascendancy of the Gulmarg cable Car ride is the Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Car Corporations. 

There are two capacity of the ride “one is from Gulmarg to Kongdoori and the second one is from Kongdoori to Apherwat. It starts from a height of 2690 meter aloft sea level and go up to a height of 3090 m. It assuredly reaches Kongdoori by passing over the admirable pine forests below. 

The Gulmarg Gondola remains accessible from 10 AM to 5PM (If the climate is admiring in both the stages). There is amplitude for six peoples in a Gondola in an individual time. 

The cost of the first stage is Rs.300 or $ 10 US and the second phase is Rs.500 or $ 6 US. There are as well accessories of armchair cars in the second stage at an amount of Rs. 300. The almost time for extensive phase-I is 9 minutes, and phase-II is 12 minutes.

How to Get Here

By Rail- Jammu railway head the nearest railway head to Gulmarg and is connected to the numerous states of India. 
By Air- Sringar airport is the closest to the Gulmarg which is around 54 km 
By Road- Buses are available from Srinagar, Batmaloo bus stand and runs to Tangmarg, located at a close distance from Gulmarg. Regular bus and taxi service are available from Tangmarg. 

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