GULMARG, or the “Meadow of Flowers”, at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,950 ft), was developed by the British around a meadow on the northern flank of the Pir Panjal Range. The central bowl has been laid out as a golf course, one of the highest in the world. Around it are fairy-tale cottages with pine forests behind them. Gulmarg, together with Khilanmarg, some 300 m (984 ft) higher up in the mountains, is among India’s few ski resorts. Its facilities, catering to all levels of proficiency, also include beginner courses.