Yusmarg or Yousmarg is a hill station in the western part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 47 km south of Srinagar the capital of the state.
Yusmarg is a small set of meadow located in the Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir 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 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 day trip. Sprawling over acres of grassy meadows, serene nature of Yusmarg can rejuvenate soul of every weary tourist.
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.
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 Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest rail link to Yusmarg. Regular and direct buses for Yusmarg are easily available from Srinagar.