at a distance of merely 47 km from Srinagar. Lies at
an altitude of 7861 feet, Yusmarg is ringed by Pine
fringed forest and snow clad mountain peaks. Yusmarg
is a perfect holiday destination for the natural
lovers as it offers opportunities to enjoy
breathtaking views of flower strewn grassy meadows,
verdant landscapes and snow clad mountain peaks. An
ideal picnic spot, Yusmarg offers sightseeing of
picture perfect sceneries of Doodh Ganga, Nilnag
Lake, and Sang- e Safed valley. Tourists often flock
to this idyllic meadow in an excursion trip or a day
Major Tourist Attractions in Yousmarg
Tosa Maidan is not only famous as a pasture but also for its historical background. Bounded by dense forests, it is situated about 10 kms from Khag in the mountains of the Himalayan range.
After crossing the upper mountain reaches of Drang, Zakhora and other small villages, one reaches the pasture of Tosa Maidan.
Doodh Ganga is one of the tourist attractions of Yusmarg that lies in its close vicinity. The water of the river makes a little white foam while crashing on its way over the rocks and thus, it got its name 'Doodh' means milk. On the bank of the river, tourists either love to undertake a natural walk or enjoy picnic. The river is also known as the ideal spot for angling activities.
Sang-e-Safed or 'White Rocks' is located at a distance of 10 km from the Yusmarg Valley in Budgam District of Jammu and Kashmir. Sang-e-Safed is an oval-shaped meadow bisected by a Doodh Ganga stream. The site is visited for its various meadows which are also beautiful picnic spots.
A two hour drive from Srinagar (47 kms) will take you to acres upon acres of grassy meadow ringed by forests of pine, and towering beyond them, awesome and majestic snow-clad mountains. This is Yusmarg- close enough to Srinagar for a picnic, idyllic enough to make you want to stay for a few days.
Horse riding in Yousmarg
Horse riding 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.
Nearby are several peaks-Tatta Kutti and Sang Safed to name a couple of them. About 13 kms from Yusmarg, a short detour away from the Srinagar road, is Charari- Sharief, the Shrine of Kashmir's patron saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din or Nund Reshi, now rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1994 which engulfed the entire building.