Gulmarg Ski Area, Gulmarg

Gulmarg Ski Area

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About Gulmarg Ski Area (Sport)

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About 35 kilometres away from Srinagar, is the Gulmarg hill resort, which is a part of the Pir Panjals Himalayan range. Heavy snowfall in this region has made it a favourite ski area for foreign as well as inland residents.
Anyone coming here is spellbound at the spectacular view of the snow peaks. The skiing area consists of the gondola terrain, lower tree skiing areas and the poma terrain in the town. A good option is to go and ski in the old fir and pine trees that take you into the valley. It is also possible to do heli-ski type runs from great heights off a gondola. Apart from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow scooters and snow bobbing are popular activities seen here.
Imambara Goom, Alpather Lake, St Mary's Church, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Baba Reshi Shrine, golf course, Apharwat Peak are other interesting sites in this region.
Though Gulmarg is equally attractive both in summer as well as in winter, skiing is always more fun in winters. Tourists who plan to stay in the ski area can get many comfortable hotels and guest houses here. Otherwise, there are lots of tour operators arranging day trips from Srinagar to Gulmarg.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Rohit Rawal

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  • Rohit Rawal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  121 helpful votes
  •  756 readers
  • Posted Feb 17, 2017
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Amir Sayyed

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  • Amir Sayyed
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1724 readers

"Heaven on earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2017
The place is on earth like heaven very beautiful place with full ice scenery and totally different place from other attraction I visited many time there with my family and friends.
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Dr-imran Jan

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  • Dr-imran Jan
  • 1 Review
  •  348 readers

"Must see place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
Spectacular. Breathtaking scenery. Must see place. Kashmir as a whole is beautiful with some of the best tourist destinations. Must visit n that too at least 4 times in 4 different seasons. Each season has its unique beauty to offer. Gulmarg is a must visit during winters while during spring new blossoming can b seen everywhere with air mixed with their fragrances. Summer is the season where you can visit most of the places with cool climate when the rest of india is under simmering heat. Autumn in fall season you can get fresh fruits including apple,s peaches, pears etc n leaves of chinar, the iconic tree of kashmir, turning reddish brown looking as if they're on fire. So Kashmir is a must visit atleast 4 times that to in 4 different seasons.
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Nayona dutta

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  • Nayona dutta
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  841 readers

"Snow Magic"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
Well, we had quite an unusual journey till Gulmarg, so that's an experience in itself. Anyway, after the much anticipated arrival to our very own heaven on earth I was spellbound by its beauty. We thought we would freeze to death (our very first encounter with snow). However, it felt so pleasant and the feeling of content and accomplishment filled our hearts.

But yes the locals will try and convince you to try out lot of things around with absolute no peace which could get a little annoying for a traveller but not a tourister may be. That could be a little hard to comment. Inshort an enthralling experience overall :)
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Janardhan P g

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  • Janardhan P g
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  16994 readers

"The eternal Ski area for Indians"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
This is the place where snow is available throughout the year and is suitable for skiing. There are many visitors to this place for skiing from India and abroad. For a sum of around 1500, you will be taught to ski and also to ski around the nearby areas. Also, there snow scooters to around for about 2000. It is fun to sit under the light snow. Very enjoyable.
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Rishika Jain

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  • Rishika Jain
  • Lives in Mandsaur
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  465 readers

"Awesome place to enjoy with the snow"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
It is a good place to visit. We played and enjoyed a lot in the snow, there are various facilities available there. Skating is also available. And the sunrise gives a beautiful view.
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Venkatesh sundararaghavan

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  • Venkatesh sundararaghavan
  • 3 Reviews
  •  590 readers

"Excellent place to enjoy the snowfall"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
Excellent and beautiful place to enjoy the snowfall. Get prepared with good winter clothes complete cover is required. My request to those who are interested in snow bike ride. Please avoid this for pollution reasons because our coming generations needs to see this places if we cause air pollutions, they will not be in the position to see the snowfalls. It is is my sincere request to start with eco-friendly snow bikes.
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Tanmay Mohapatra

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  • Tanmay Mohapatra
  • Lives in Rairangpur
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome view and nice activities"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
At first sight this place steals the heart away! An awesome place to see. Perfect balance of weather in summer. Lovely ice everywhere, you can enjoy skiing, eating corn with lemon and salt sprinkled. Awesome taste, you will never forget this place after visiting this place.
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Mannu Singh

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  • Mannu Singh
  • Lives in Shimla
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  • 1 Review
  •  540 readers

"Nice skiing experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
We went to Gulmarg in Feb 2015, nice powder snow was there which was good for skiing, the skiing area is very large and one can learn to ski and have awesome first time experience of it. Do not forget to bargain, they mentioned 3000 Rs per person and we paid 1500 Rs per person only.
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Amit Porwal

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  • Amit Porwal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2145 readers

"Pristine White View of the Ski area"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2015
While taking the Gondola Ride one can get a Pristine White View of the Ski Area. Ski Area is very clean and there are lots of vendors ready to rent their equipments for doing Ski, one has to bargain though. It is either available on hourly basis or till one gets tired of it. These vendors help you to learn and do Ski. These vendors are good and very friendly.
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Debayan Bhowmik

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  • Debayan Bhowmik
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 160 Reviews
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"A winter retreat for skiers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 8, 2015
In winter the Gulmarg ski ground is one of the main attraction of tourists. You can gulp on some hot momos and brace yourselves to take a ski in the ground. Wear warm clothes here and try to come in winter if you are really interested in skiing. As during other times of the year, it may or may not remain open. Wear snow shoes and always carry your sunglasses here.
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