When you hear Kashmir, what exactly comes to your mind? Large mountains covered with a blanket of snow that looks like clouds have descended on Earth to take shelter on the mountaintops. Early morning sun rising from the mountains leaving a beautiful golden hue and in the evening leaving them to bask in the silvery light of the moon. In a few words “Paradise”.Kashmir is rightly called so and not just because of its magnanimous mountains but also because of its beautiful valleys.
Especially, the Gulmarg district also known as the Meadow of Kashmir has something to offer every season. But the monsoon season is a little unique as one of the rarest flowers blooms in the valley this time.
Gulmarg and Wildflowers
Gulmarg is a small hamlet in Kashmir which is a popular tourist spot. The ‘Gul’ in Gulmarg literally translates to “flower”. Gulmarg gets covered in a carpet of wildflowers every monsoon, more specifically from mid-June to the end of July. These flowers come in various colors, shapes and sizes carpeting the sprawling green meadows in and around Gulmarg.
Wild Lupins in Gulmarg
The Lupine flowers that grow in the wild bloom in the Gulmarg district in Kashmir have become a special attraction. These flowers bloom in various colors like purple and pink hues giving the whole place an ethereal look. The carpet of flowers looks mesmerizing and has become a popular tourist attraction. Gulmarg is already a popular tourist destination known for activities like skiing but this time the lupines have caught the attention of the internet. Tourists have flocked to the valley to witness this subliminal site.
This place has been mentioned several times in the internet travel community and social media circles. Influencers and travel enthusiasts have been to this place and have made others aware of this beautiful place a lot lately.
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Kashmir- Heaven on Earth
Kashmir is a place that is on every traveler’s bucket list. From experiencing a Shikara ride in Srinagar to the historic Sun Temple in Anantnag, from visiting the witnessing lupines growing in the wild in Gulmarg to visiting the most revered Amarnath Cave – you have the entire itinerary for Kashmir. It is truly one of the most incredible wonders of India.
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