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History of Gulmarg

History of Gulmarg city dates back to the era of Emperor Jahangir and King Yousuf Shah Chak. This hill resort has been a summer retreat for the kings. Gulmarg was initially called "Gaurimarg", named after Lord Shiva's wife. King Yousuf Shah Chak changed the name to Gulmarg, which means the meadow of flowers.

Mughal King Yousuf Shah Chak, Kashmir King Zain-ul-Abidin ruled the kingdom of Gulmarg. In the early 20th century, The Maharaja Palace was built by Maharaja Hari Singh, which has eventually become a tourist attraction.

In 1927, the British discovered the meadow of flowers, during their colonial rule. The Ski Club of India was set up in the same year to promote adventure sports. Annually, two major skiing events are held, one during Christmas and the other during Easter.

In the present times, Gulmarg has been declared the Winter Games Capital of India by Winter Games Federation of India and boasts of the highest and the longest ski slope in Asia.

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