Located at the base of the Alpather Mountain, the Alpather Lake is 13 kms away from Gulmarg hill station. This serene lake is located at a high altitude of around 4,511 meters.
The lake is surrounded by green landscapes filled with colourful flowers and adorned with snow peaked mountains, making it one of the most popular Karshmir tourist places. This beautiful lake is one of the most visited picnic spots, in fact, if you’re going to Gulmarg, this is the place to visit if you want a quiet and peaceful time, immersed in the natural beauty of the place.
Jammu and Kashmir tourism experts suggest that the best time to visit the lake would be during summer which is bterwen the time of May to September, this is mainly because the lake is clear and bubbling and there is no ice. Also the best time to visit would be early in the morning to get a clear view of the mountains and a better picture of the scenic beauty.
Situated 13 kms away from the main town of Gulmarg, this lake is one of the most visited Gulmarg tourist places for adventure junkies as well as horse riding enthusiasts too.