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Yusmarg, India

Yusmarg or Yousmarg is a beautiful hill station, located in the western part of Kashmir Valley of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This place is situated 47 KM south of Srinagar, the summer capital of the state. In Kashmiri language, Yusmarg literally means "The Meadow of Jesus". It is believed by the natives that Jesus came to Kashmir and stayed at Yusmarg for a while. Yusmarg is laced at the bank of Doodganga River, which is a stream of Jhelum River. It is a popular tourist destination, cuddled within the magnificent Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range of Himalaya. This place is situated at an altitude of 2396 metres above sea level. The great green meadows offer a great scope for adventure tourism with varies activities such as fishing, horse riding, skiing (during winter) and nature photography. Whatever may be the reason of your Yusmarg travel, choose any Yusmarg holiday package offered on


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:16°C- 35°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Yusmarg

Pakharpora Shrine:
It is district pilgrimage in Yusmarg and reckoned as the holy mausoleum of Syed Balkhi. During the Urs celebrations, this place is flocked by thousands of devotees. Pakharpora represents a unique picture with rare trees in the premises, which are not found anywhere else in whole of Kashmir..

Constructed to commemorate Sheikh Noor-ud-din (Patron saint of Kashmiris), Charar- i-Sharief is the oldest sacred shrine in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a 600 years old wooden shrine that tells an array of historic saga. This shrine is revered by both Hindus and Muslims of Kashmir.

Dudh Ganga:
The white foam formed by the unbridled gushing of water, gives Dudh Ganga its name. Flowing through high altitude peaks, the river provides a picturesque view to be savored. This place is a perfect place for angling and trout fishing. Also, Dudh Ganga is the haven for adventure and leisure seekers alike. Trekkers set out for popular treks in Sang-e-Safed Valley, Romesh Thong, Tatakoti and Sunset Peak after camping at Dudh Ganga.

Nilnag Lake:
It is a high altitude lake nestled amidst dense pine forest. The sparkling blue water of this lake and pictorial surrounding with soaring pine trees as well as snow-capped mountains magnify the natural beauty of the region.

Other Adventure Activities:
Yusmarg offers a great scope for adventure tourism. Therefore, you can enjoy various adventure activities such as horse riding, skiing during winter and photography.

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