Enchanting Meadow

Situated 47 km away from Srinagar in Budgam district, Yusmarg is known for its grassy pastures, dense forests full of pine trees and splendid snow capped mountains. Within commutable distance from the summer capital, Yusmarg is one of the most beautiful and enchanting tourist destinations of Kashmir. Bilal Bahadur captures the meadow known for housing captivating peaks

Yusmarg in Kashmiri means The Meadow of Jesus.[2] It is believed by the natives that Jesus came to Kashmir and stayed at Yusmarg for some time.[3] It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of Pine and Fir.
Yusmarg is an alpine valley covered with snow clad peaks and planted with Pine and Fir trees.
 It lies 13 km south of Charari Sharief a town of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
It lies 13 km south of Charari Sharief, a town of Budgam district.
 It is situated at the bank of Doodganga River which is a tributory of Jehlum River.
It is situated at the bank of Doodganga River which is a tributary of River Jehlum.
 It is a popular tourist destination, nestled with in the imposing Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range of Himalaya.
It is a popular tourist destination, nestled with in the imposing Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range of Himalaya.
It lies at an altitude of 2396 metres above sea level.
It lies at an altitude of 2396 metres above sea level, and is regularly visited by people from nearby villages for fetching firewood.
Yusmarg has a great scope for adventure tourism. Doodganga a river flows through this meadow.
Yusmarg has a great scope for adventure tourism due to presence of Doodganga.
 In its vicinity lies the alpine meadow of Tosa Maidan.
In its vicinity lies the alpine meadow of Tosa Maidan.
A trek of 4 km leads to a small Lake named as Nilnag surrounded by pine trees.
A trek of 4 km leads to a small Lake named as Nilnag surrounded by pine trees.
 Another 10 km trek leads to the most interesting lake the frozen lake in Sang-e-Safed valley, most portion of this lake is covered by ice even during the summer.
Another 10 km trek leads to the most interesting lake, the frozen lake in Sang-e-Safed valley. Most portion of this lake is covered by ice even during the summer.
 During winter the road gets sometimes closed due to snowfall and remains cut off from the Valley of Kashmir for weeks.
A number of tourist huts, restaurants and hotels are available for lodging in the meadow.
During winter the road gets sometimes closed due to snowfall and remains cut off from the Valley of Kashmir for weeks.
During winter the road gets sometimes closed due to snowfall and remains cut off from the Valley of Kashmir for weeks.

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