Yusmarg, situated at a distance of around 50 km from Srinagar in the district of Budgam, is a town known for its beauty. The place is located at an altitude of 7500 ft above sea level in the Pir Panjal Mountain Range. A perfect destination for nature lovers, Yusmarg, give tourists the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of valleys, peaks, and grassy meadows. Visitors here can also indulge in activities like trekking, skiing, and pony riding. Nilnag, located at a distance of around 4 km from the destination is a starting point for treks here.
Tourist places In and Around Yusmarg
Nilnag Lake, Mount Tatakuti, and Sang-e-Safed are some of the popular tourist attractions of Yusmarg. Known for its beautiful blue-water, Nilnag Lake is also considered as a fantastic picnic spot. Mount Tatakuti located at a height of 15500 ft above sea level can be reached on foot or pony rides from Yusmarg. Sang-e-Safed is an oval-shaped meadow that is ideal for picnics. Travellers can also spot the beautiful meadows of Haigin and Liddermar while on the way to the site.
How to reach Yusmarg
Yusmarg is easily accessible via airways, railways and roadways. The closest air base to Yusmarg is the Srinagar Airport which is well connected with major cities of India like Shimla, Chandigarh, Mumbai, and Delhi. The nearest international airport to the destination is located in Delhi. The Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest rail link to Yusmarg. Regular and direct buses for Yusmarg are easily available from Srinagar.
The region of Yusmarg has a sub tropical climate. The place experiences mild summers and chilly winters accompanied by little snowfall. The best time to visit the place is between May to August, during the summer season, and October to March, during the winter season.