Surrounded by majestic mountains and lush forests, Yusmarg is a breathtaking valley nestled at an impressive altitude of 7861 feet in the Budgam district of Kashmir.

 This enchanting place is known as the ‘Meadow of Jesus’, as it is believed to be the very spot where Jesus once resided. The valley’s sprawling green pastures stretch across acres of land, creating a landscape straight out of a fairy tale.

 Embarking on a pony ride to explore this picturesque valley will surely add a touch of excitement to your expedition. Additionally, there is a marvelous trekking route from Yusmarg that leads to a renowned destination called Tosa Maidan, a delightful meadow where nomads can be seen grazing their cattle.

One of the notable attractions in Yusmarg is the Doodh Ganga, a lovely river that flows through the valley. Its water appears milky, hence the name ‘Doodh Ganga’.

This river serves as a starting point for various trekking expeditions and also offers a fantastic camping site. Anglers and fishing enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the river is teeming with trout fishes, making it a perfect spot for angling. Another gem in Yusmarg is Tosa Maidan, a stunning meadow surrounded by dense forests.

Situated at an altitude of 3,000 meters and spanning 100 square kilometers, this meadow is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare species like musk deer and Himalayan black bear. In the past, Tosa Maidan served as a firing range for the Indian Army.

 Visitors can indulge in trekking and camping activities while immersing themselves in the beauty of this mesmerizing place. For those seeking more natural wonders, a visit to Nilnag Lake is a must. This captivating high-altitude lake is cradled by hills and is located just 4 kilometers downhill from Yusmarg. The lake derives its name, Nilnag, from its stunning blue water.

Trekking to this lake is a delightful experience as the trail takes you through a beautiful pine forest adorned with numerous water streams. Although it is a 13-kilometer uphill trek, the breathtaking natural beauty that awaits you at the lake is truly worth the effort. If you’re planning a trip to Yusmarg, here are a few travel tips to keep in mind.

 The best time to visit is from April to June, September, and October when the weather is pleasant and ideal for exploration. Don’t miss the.