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Alpather Lake

By Jaisonvincent @globlvisiontour
Alpather LakeKhilanmarg is the acclaimed spot for skiing in winters.
From Khilanmarg, you can adore the view of the Kashmir valley and the Himalayan range. It takes a couple of hours by pony, to reach Kilanmarg
as it is hardly best on foot.
Khilanmarg offers an unparalleled view of the great Himalayan range. The Apharwat peak leads to the Alpather Lake, a picturesque alpine lake that remains frozen until backward June. For horse riding freaks, Alpather Lake makes an exciting day’s excursion. Slightly lower than Gulmarg is the shrine of Baba Reshi (a Muslim abstruse saint) visited by peoples of all religion and caste.
If racing adjoin the chilly wind on a horseback on the snowy trails of the Himalayan area is your desire of fun and adventure, then a short tour to Alpather Lake is for you. At the bottom of the twin 4511 beat Apharwat peaks, lies this beautiful mountainous lake which remains frozen till the month of June. As the lake starts thawing, one can see clumps of floating ice blocks which makes a very -very appealing picture. There are assertive regions around the lake where you need a special an appropriate army permit. Please get the details from the tourism office, afore venturing out.
Surrounded by mountains and the blooming wildflower meadows or snow burdened fields (depending on the season), the lake is a nature photographer's paradise, particularly so with the mesmerizing little ducks moving around the lake. The horse enthusiasts racing past accomplish for a very elemental and allegory shot, especially when taken adjoin the collected lake. You can reach it by a well-graded clue on the back of a pony. With the back-drop of arresting snow-capped terrains, the enchanting lake is absolute for a picnic spot as well.
The mesmerizing lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the entire world at such height and is prime scenic place worth to visit. Nature lovers, photo fanatics, honeymooners and adventure seekers visit this place in abundant. No entry fee is required to visit the wonderful place but note one has to take a special permission from the Army officials before visiting this place.

How to Get Here

By Rail- Jammu is the nearest rail head,
By Air- The closest airport is located in Srinagar about 57 km from Gulmarg. Regular flights connect Srinagar with the other major cities in India.
By Road- Gulmarg is well connected by road with Srinagar, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Jammu and various other cities of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg is 56 kms from Srinagar. 

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