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Yusmarg

Yusmarg
The Meadow of Jesus[1]
Hill station
Yusmarg is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Yusmarg
Yusmarg
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Badgam
Elevation 2,396 m (7,861 ft)
Languages
 • 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.

Contents

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

Geography

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]

Tourism

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]

Access

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.

See also

References

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External links

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