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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedDecember 14, 2013
TakenMay 11, 2007
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length8.41 mm
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Gulmarg literally means “Meadow of flowers”. Gulmarg is located 60 KMs away from Srinagar, Kashmir which is an hour and half journey by car. Gulmarg has attracted millions of tourists throughout its existence with the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in the back drop. One of the main attractions in Gulmarg is the Gulmarg Gondola, the Highest Cable Car in the world. The 1st phase of the Gondola takes tourists to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station and the second stage of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft. Tourists can enjoy horse Riding and can go riding to the magnificent “Strawberry Valley” , Leopards Valley and ride up to “Kongdori” to see the frozen lake of “Al- Pathar”. Gulmarg in winter is a magnificent experience, fully covered in a white blanket of Snow which turns it into a skiers paradise. The natural slopes here are untouched and prove to be a challenge to ace skiers! Besides the scenic side to Gulmarg, winter time in Gulmarg is a season of festivities with celebrations of “White Christmas” and New Year parties.

During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.

44 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    Reaching new heights in JPG's Theme Park!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    A true high altitude shot! Well done!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    A great choice and entry for the challenge and a good narrative to go with the entry!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    VERY nice shot and entry!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    Such a great shot.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (14 Dec 2013):

    great entry, my friend!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (15 Dec 2013):

    Perfect for the challenge.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (16 Dec 2013):

    oh my....perfect!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (17 Dec 2013):

    Outstanding shot Saroj !

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2013):

    Great entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (1 May 2014):

    back to vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 May 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (1 May 2014):

    oh yeah! voted.

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (1 May 2014):

    Beautiful shot, voted!

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  • Donna Mullins

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  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (2 May 2014):

    My vote.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

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  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 May 2014):

    Outstanding Saroj! Voted..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 May 2014):

    Back to vote!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (5 May 2014):

    BTV !!! The image is outstanding and the narrative was very informative ! I love it !

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (5 May 2014):

    New and old, then and now...nicely done (voted)

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (6 May 2014):

    a wonderful image! voted!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (6 May 2014):

    Yeah Rad!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (7 May 2014):

    Stunning! Voted!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (7 May 2014):

    Voted Yeah Rad!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 May 2014):

    Perfection. Voted.

  • Christine Boyer

    Christine Boyer gave props (9 May 2014):

    Great shot of beautiful scenery!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2014):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (11 May 2014):

    Perfect, Saroj - voted!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2014):

    My Vote!

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman gave props (15 May 2014):

    Voted! Another great image with fantastic scenery perfect for the theme.

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave gave props (21 May 2014):

    Incredible India...

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (28 May 2014):

    Looks like a postcard--perfect!! My vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

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  • Chip Dennison

    Chip Dennison gave props (15 Jun 2014):

    Nice shot I voted

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  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (30 Aug 2014):

    Nicely done - Voted :)

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    Great shot, Great for theme! GMV!!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (18 Sep 2014):

    got my vote

  • Harsh Wardhan

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  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (28 Oct 2014):

    Well seen and presented! Got my vote.

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