The town of Yusmarg is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Its a new destination for tourist this town is a very popular tourist destination in the region, and it is also located very close to the capital city of Srinagar.
The town of Yusmarg is located in the Badgam district, which is known for its picture perfect locales and scenery. The entire region is filled with grassy pastures and the town of Yusmarg is also covered by very dense forests.
Families from Srinagar normally use the town of Yusmarg as a picnic spot due to its proximity to the place it is also used by local school of vally for picnic.
Adventure buffs will love travelling to the town of Yusmarg, as they can embark on treks in this place. They can take a trek to the town of Nilnag that is located at a distance of four kilometres from Yusmarg.
This region has a very small lake that is popular among tourists. Another major tourist destination is a frozen lake that is present in the Sang E Safed valley, which lies at a distance of ten kilometres from the town.
You can take a trek to this place, and you can camp out near the frozen lake, nestling within the raw beauty of the place.
You can also go horse rising during your trip to the town of Yusmarg.
The holy mausoleum of Syed Balkhi, Pakherpora Shrine is quiet a popular Muslim pilgrimage in Yusmarg. The sacred place is also a heritage site built several centuries ago. The shrine is thronged by a large number of devotees during the annual urs (death anniversary) of the saint.
Pakharpora displays a unique picture with rare trees on its premises that are not found anywhere else in Kashmir.
Built to commemorate Sheikh Noor-ud-din (Patron saint of Kashmiris), Charar-i-Sharief is the oldest sacred shrine in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This 600 years old wooden shrine is not only popular with Muslim devotees but is also highly revered by Hindus.
Charar-i-Sharief is popularly known as the Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali, after the famous Kashmiri saint who offered his Friday prayers in this mosque. His remains are also buried in this popular religious site near Yusmarg. During the annual Urs (death anniversary) of the saint people from all faiths swarm the shrine to seek the blessings.
Dudh Ganga River
Flowing through the beautiful Yusmarg, Dudh Ganga is a gorgeous river known for its water that appears milky in colour. The river is rich in the population of trout fishes and thus, is considered one of the best angling & fishing destinations in Kashmir.
Dudh Ganga also acts as a perfect base for many trekking expeditions. Trekkers set out for popular treks in Sang-e-Safed Valley, Tatakoti, Romesh Thong and Sunset Peak after camping at Dudh Ganga.
A high-altitude lake, Nilnag nestled amidst dense pine forest is one of the top places to visit near Yusmarg. The blue water of this sparkling lake and the picturesque surroundings of towering pine trees and snow-capped mountains makes this place a must-visit.
Nilnag offers a great opportunity of trekking to adventure lovers. The trek goes through a picturesque pine forest through which run many streams of water. It is a beautiful yet steep uphill trek to Nilnag Lake that does make for some incredible memories.
Horse riding is an adventure option to do while visiting Yusmarg. Besides, it is a means of transport for tourists visiting Yusmarg. Ponies can be hired directly or through the Tourist Office or Local union and on all the important locations of Yusmarg tariffs are displayed.
In summer local peoples from srinagar do camping in Yusmarg and many local school do camping program here. Indeed Holidays also arrange for there client camping and activities.
Spell bounding natural setting, adventurous trekking trails, snowcapped undulated hilly terrain and the pleasant climate during springs and summers make the trekking expedition in Yusmarg a wonderful experience.
The town of Yusmarg enjoys a sub tropical climate and the basic seasons in this town are those of summer and winter. Precipitation in Yusmarg is normally in the form of mild snowfall during the winters. Summers are mild and winters in Yusmarg are very cold.
(October to March) are chilly and snow bound. The minimum mercury level goes below sub zero levels and the region mostly covers receives fresh snowfall. The views of the landscape are excellent with snow covered hilly terrains.
Summers in the town of Yusmarg are mild and warm, and this is a very good time to visit the place. The maximum temperature will range around thirty degrees (30°C) during this time and the minimum temperature will rage around eighteen degrees during the summer months. You need not carry protective clothing. May, June, July, August are the summer months in Yusmarg as the temperatures hover around the late twenties only during these months. Temperatures start coming down only from September..
(July to September) are very scanty. The region becomes highly humid during this period.