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Yusmarg – a small meadow set in the heart of mountains in Kashmir.

Yusmarg is located about an hour from Srinagar. This place is located at a distance of about 47 kms from Srinagar
Yusmarg lies in the Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The two-hour drive from Srinagar to Yusmarg takes one through lush pastures, dense pine forests and impressive snow-capped mountains.
Yusmarg is a small meadow set in the heart of mountains to the south-west of Srinagar. This is at an altitude of about 9000 feet from sea level. This is an idyllic meadow perfect for a short walk along the mighty Doodh Ganga River. The last is so-called due to the milky white foam of its waters.
Yusmarg is also a trekkers’ base. Mountains like the ‘Trata Kutti’ and ‘Sang-safed’ are in their fledgling stage for trekking.
A little ahead of Yusmarg lies the Nilnag Lake. This lake is embraced by the surrounding hills. It is an ideal picnic spot. Charari- Sharief, the Shrine of Kashmir’s patron saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din or Nund Reshi is about 13 kms from Yusmarg.

Things to do in Yusmarg

• One can enjoy pony ride in and around Yusmarg.
• Trek to the mountain lake of NilNag.
• Enjoy the drives in lush mountains and scenic views.
• Picturesque beauty just right for photography.
• Dudh Ganga River.
• Nilnag Lake.
• Numerous peaks for trekking.

Attractions in Srinagar

• Shalimar Bagh
• Nishat Bagh
• Dal Lake
• Shankaracharya Temple
• Mughal Gardens
• Shikara Ride
• Houseboats
• Chashme Shahi Garden
• Hazratbal Mosque popular
• Pari Mahal (Quntilon)
• Nagin Lake popular
• Dastgir Sahib Shrine
• Khanqah of Shah Hamdan popular
• Sri Pratap Singh Museum
• Jamia Masjid
• Wular Lake
• Sangin Darwaza
• Masjid of Akhund Mullah
• Hari Parbat Fort
• Pathar Masjid
• Rozabal Shrine
• Kathi Darwaza
• Tomb of Madin Sahib
• Rainawari
• Naseem Bagh
• Harwan Garden
• Burzahom
• Garden of Char Minar
• Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara
• Khanqah of Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi
• Jyeshtheshvara Temple
• Imambara Hassanabad
• Makhdoom Sahib Shrine

Things to do in Srinagar

• Shikaras in Dal Lake
• Parihaspora, Dewar
• House boating
• Bird viewing

Best time to visit/climate

• Yusmarg has a humid subtropical climate.
• It is best to visit the place is from May to September (summer) and November to February (winter).

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How to get there?

YUSMARG (8900 ft)
• This place is about one hour drive from Srinagar.
• The nearest airport is that of Badgam District.
• The nearest railhead is that of Jammu.
• There is a bus stand at Batmallo.
• One can get all sorts of transport to Srinagar from here.

1. Srinagar by Air
• Srinagar domestic airport is connected with many airports of the major cities in India.
• Regular flights are operated between Srinagar and Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Shimla.
• International travelers get the connecting flights from Delhi International airport.
• This is at a distance of 876 km from Srinagar.

2. Srinagar by Train
• Jammu is the nearest railway station to Srinagar.
• This is at a distance of 290 km.
• Jammu railway station is well connected to all major cities in India by rail.
• Direct train services are available from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
• Taxi services are available from Jammu to Srinagar.
• The fare is about Rs 6000.

3. Srinagar by Bus
• Many tourist bus service providers arrange deluxe luxurious bus package tours from many neighboring cities to Srinagar.
– Srinagar is well connected by tourist bus services to:
• Chandigarh (630 km)
• Jammu (290 km)
• Delhi (876 km)
• Leh (434 km)
• Phalgan (96 km)
– Packaged tours charge about Rs 4 – Rs 5 per km.

4. By plane
• Sheikh ul Alam Airport is commonly known as Srinagar Airport.
• It is an international airport.
• Flights are operated by Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, Jet Lite and Indian Airlines from Delhi and Mumbai to Srinagar.
• The frequency is once or twice a day by each airline.
• The cost is approximately Rs 2,500 from Jammu, Rs 2,500-5,000 from Delhi one way and higher from Mumbai.

5. By taxi from Jammu to Srinagar
• Hiring a TATA Sumo SUV from Jammu costs approximately Rs 1,900-2,700 depending on time of year or even time of day.
• The journey takes around 8 hrs.

6. By bus from Jammu to Srinagar
• J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates fairly comfortable buses from Jammu costing around Rs 350 and does the journey in around 12 hrs.
• 2 day buses run between Srinagar and Leh staying overnight in Kargil.
• There are also direct buses from Delhi taking almost 24 hrs to reach Srinagar.

Some travel books from Amazon about Yusmarg

The Vale of Kashmir Travels in Kashmir: A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts Agony Of Dal Lake

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

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Blogs/Sites about Yusmarg

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Images and photos of Yusmarg

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