Natural Scenic Beauty and Sprawling gardens.
is 47 km from the Srinagar and it lies in the Badgam
district of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) state of India. It lies
13 km south of Charari Sharief a town of Budgam district. It
lies at an altitude of 2396 metres above sea level. It is
situated at the bank of Doodganga River which is a tributory
of Jehlum River. It is a popular tourist destination,
nestled with in the imposing Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range
of Himalaya. The Peaks are: the Sunset Peak and the
Tatakooti Peak for which the expeditions lead from this hill
A major trekking route from Yousmarg eads to a famous spot
called Tosa Maidan, a large meadow used for cattle grasing
by nomads. This area is connected through rough routes to
places like Gulmarg and Poonch. The region is full of
springs , the one at Khag is most famous for the curative
properties. The natural slopes of Yousmarg offer skiing
opportunities to experts. School camps and adventure lovers
make a week to fortnights stay at Yousmarg for the thrilling
trekking routes around.Day treks are mostly commenced by the
visitors. Stay in personal tents is recommended for the
visitors intending to stay for longer duration. The
expeditions to the various peaks in the range can be
organized through the reputed Travel Agents in Srinagar.
in the valley can be great fun, the ponywallas in Yousmarg
have quite reasonable charges for a ride compared to other
destinations. A visit in summer to a place like Yousmarg
will positively be cherished by every one in a group.
Yousmarg is suitable for young couples, as it is quietest
place out of all tourist destinations. Last few years of
large tourist inflow into Kashmir valley has seen the
diversification of tourism to this wonderful destination.
Most of the travel agents include Yousmarg as one day trip
in their packages.
A short trek of 4km to Nilnag a small lake amidst pine
trees, near a hamlet gives an ultimate pleasure to visitors.
A full day trek from Yousmarg to frozen lake in Sang e safed
valley 10 km from Yousmarg is quite fascinating one. Most of
the portion of the lake is covered under ice throughout the
year. Trekkers are advised to carry tents along during the
trip as the weather at high altitude changes frequently
which can make further journey quite hard. Assistance of a
guide is advisable.
Tsrar-e-Sharief from political,
social and economical upheavals, the Rishis or saints
emerged with a sacred thoughts which gave comfort and
mitigated the miseries of the people of valley. Nund Reshi
was the patron of the Sufism in Kashmir who showed
disinterest in worldly matters from childhood and renounced
the world at an early age of 12 in search of divinity of God
. He was an illiterate Shiekh Noor-ud-Din Noorani RA popular
as Nund Reshi or Alamdar-e- Kashmir was born in 1378 AD at
Kaimuh a village in Anantnag district. When the people of
valley were suffering and yet spontaneously uttered concise
and rhythmic verses called ‘Shruks’ which are considered of
high value in Kashmiri literature.
Local buses ply only upto Chrair e sharief, tourists are
advised to hire a taxi from Srinagar or take the assistance
of a travel agent. The road from Tsar e sharief to Yousmarg
remains closed during the winters.
Since Yousmarg is not so crowded like other tourist
destinations, accommodation here is available only at JKTDC
Tourist Bungalows & Hutments. The trekkers are advised to
carry tents and other necessary food items for the stay.
Travel Agents assistance for organized all inclusive tours