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The Meadow of Jesus[1]
Hill station
Yusmarg is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Badgam
Elevation 2,396 m (7,861 ft)
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Yusmarg or Yousmarg is a hill station in the western part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 47 km south of Srinagar the capital of the state.


  • Geography 1
  • Tourism 2
  • Access 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Yusmarg in Kashmiri means The Meadow of Jesus.[2] It is believed by the natives that Jesus came to Kashmir and stayed at Yusmarg for some time.[3] It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of Pine and Fir, It lies 13 km south of Charari Sharief a town of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated at the bank of Doodganga River which is a tributory of Jehlum River. It is located in the Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range of Himalaya. The Peaks are: the Sunset Peak and the Tatakooti Peak for which the expeditions lead from this hill station. It lies at an altitude of 2396 metres above sea level.[4]


A trek of 4 km leads to a small lake. Another 10 km trek leads to the frozen lake in Sang-e-Safed valley, which is mostly covered by ice even during the summer. Other tourist activities include horse riding, fishing, skiing during winter and photography.[5]


Yusmarg is easily from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (SXR),[6] the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, 47 km drive in under 2 hours by car or bus leads through Charari Sharief town.[7] During winter the road gets sometimes closed due to snowfall and remains cut off from the Valley of Kashmir for weeks.

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External links

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External video
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