A lot of people in Jammu and Kashmir believe that
Yusmarg is one of the most beautiful places around. Since it has not been
commercialized to a lot of extent, Yusmarg is still untouched by human
activities, and is, therefore, serene. It is destined to be a great tourist
destination, now that the government is constructing a very good road to
Yusmarg. Even now, the road to the place is quite good. If you are one of those
people who would like to spend time away from the regular hustle-bustle,
Yusmarg, with its forests and maple trees, is just the place for you.
It is a mini hill station and probably one of the
most beautiful places in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.
People visit Yusmarg for trekking. Since it is at
a distance of only 47 kms from the beautiful city of Srinagar, trekking
enthusiasts try to include this city in their checklist. You can compare the
beauty and serenity of this place with Switzerland’s.
Best Time to Visit Yusmarg
The period from May to September is the best time
to visit Yusmarg in summers. In winters, consider visiting from November to
Stay Near Yusmarg
can find a decent place to stay at JKTDC Tourist Bungalows and Hutments.
Sightseeing Around Yusmarg
Nilnag Lake and Doodh Ganga are good tourist attractions in Yusmarg. These
places are one to two hours from Yusmarg. Other than that, there are many
scenic landscapes for you to enjoy here.
Activities at Yusmarg
activities at Yusmarg include Trekking and Hiking.
Food At Yusmarg
food options at Yusmarg are quite limited. The few that are available, are
offered by JKTDC resort and huts that provide Indian and continental food
Restaurants Near Yusmarg
options at Yusmarg are limited to dining at JKTDC accommodations. It is better
to carry your own food while you are taking short trips here.
Sample Itinerary for Yusmarg
a day should be enough to witness the beauty of Yusmarg. It is only a 2-hour
drive away from Srinagar. Once you reach Yusmarg, have lunch and then start
with the Nilnag lake. Doodh Ganga is also a beautiful lake near Yusmarg. It is
named so because of the foam it produces. Return to Yusmarg after spending a
good time amid natural beauty only to be back in a peaceful setting. You can then
opt to go for trekking within the town. Head back to Srinagar after spending an
entire day in Yusmarg.
Tips for Visiting Yusmarg
advisable that you carry your own tents and food options while visiting
Yusmarg. There are Travel agents that organize all-inclusive trips to Yusmarg
that you can opt.
Air: The Srinagar airport is the closest airport to
Yusmarg. It is 47 km from there and takes about 2 hours to reach.
Rail: the nearest railway station to Yusmarg is Jammu
Road: There are regular buses and taxis going to
Yusmarg from Srinagar