Gulmarg Tourism

Gulmarg Tourism

Gulmarg Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 2690 m
  • Pincode: 193403
  • District: Baramulla
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 01954
  • Weather: Summer 5 to 31°C, Winter -4 to 17°C
Gulmarg is located in the Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, it is surrounded by forested hills and meadows, snow-capped peaks, deep ravines and  valleys. The scenic beauty of this place has made it a popular filmng location for many Bolywood movies.

The most visited spot of the region is Khilanmarg, from where the Kashmir Valley and the Himalayan Range is visible. Another popular spot is Alpather Lake, situated at the foot of the twin peaks of Apharwat; and remains frozen till late June. The only means of reaching these areas is by pony, apart from walking.

The slopes near Gulmarg, varying between heights of 8,700 and 10,500 ft, make it the only heli ski-ing resort in Asia and the highest ski-ing location in India. Being a popular snow sports hub, appropriate clothes, equipment and instructors are easily available. The most popular activity here is skiing, as well as the cable car ride, the Gulmarg Godola, which is one of the highest cable car facilities in the world.

Gulmarg is also home to the world’s highest 18 hole green golf course. People desiring a more natural atmosphere can visit the Nanga Parbat, Haramukh and many other regions of the Kashmir Valley. One can also visit the shrine of Baba Reshi, a Muslim mystic saint.

The nearest airport is at Srinagar, which is 57 km away from Gulmarg. The closest railway station is in Jammu.

The best time to visit Gulmarg for sightseeing, is between May and September. The best time for skiing and other winter sports, is from November to February.

Gulmarg is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Jammu and Amritsar.

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Tushar parekh

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  • Tushar parekh
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  65 readers

"Greenery and scenic snow clad mountains"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Gulmarg is a nice destination full of greenery and scenic snow clad mountains. Though Cable car and pony ride is expensive I would still advise at-least 1 night stay for experiencing the peace and tranquility of this place when one travels to kashmir valley.
Many tourist feel that Sonmarg and Pahalgam is better than Gulmarg thus drop out Gulmarg, in a way it is fine to do that if you have less days in hand.
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Dishant Shah

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  • Dishant Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1514 readers

"Gulmarg The Heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2017
Gulmarg Is Place Which Really Makes Kashmir Heaven Of India. It Is Fully Covered With 8-10ft Thick layer of Snow. We have enjoyed many activities here like sledging, skiing, scooter Driving Etc. March Is The Best Month According To Me For Visit Jammu & Kashmir.
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  • 4 votes

Rohith Sivashankar

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  • Rohith Sivashankar
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  • 32 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"True kashmir"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2017
Gulmarg is a hill station in Kashmir which is known for its snowfall and the cable car system which is one of the highest in the world. It can be reached via shared taxis from Srinagar and have few good and expensive hotels. The Gondola (cable car) ride costs about 750 rs and will take you to the nearby mountain top where they have skiing and other winter sports. The meadows near the town are very beautiful and there is a temple of lord shiva near it
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  • 3 votes

Khan asir

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  • Khan asir
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1514 readers

"The best in kashmir"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2016
Its the first and the place in kashmir which should. Be given first priority to visit in Gulmarg there is a apharwat peak which is like heaven and ita beuty can't be express in words. And because of its beuty you have to work hard because ticket of cable car are difficult to get and expensive too 700 plus 900 for both phase plus return.
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Prabir kumar  Paul

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  • Prabir kumar Paul
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 13 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1145 readers

"Visit to have a calm holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2016
Gulmarg is well known for it's beauty, the wild flowers all over the valley and quiet location. While at Gulmarg I visited Khilan Marg and also the Gulmarg Gandola, second stage. It was not much of cold in July at Gulmarg. There was snow at Khilan marg and lot of snow at the hilltop when you the top by the second stage of Gulmarg Gondola.
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 20 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  40854 readers

"Gulmarg .. Really a heaven .. If you are snow lover"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016
Gulmarg lies around 60km from Srinagar ... A place where I find snow at phase 2 of hill at any time of year. And to reach phase 2we needed gondola or ropeway .. Which we booked online otherwise chances to get onspotticket for phase2is negligible ... Phase 1of Gulmarg has nothing except grassland with no activities to enjoy ... Phase 2has snow even in late June to enjoy and skate . . Really awesome place
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Akash kakar

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  • Akash kakar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1181 readers

"Battered and bruised by time"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2016
What used to be the glory of the princely state of J&K is today like an old fiat car of the past. With lack of over all infrastructural development in the state, this city too like the most of the J&K state is in deep need of help in restoring its past glory.
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Navneet Lath

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  • Navneet Lath
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1506 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 3, 2016
Such a amazing place to visit with lots of adventure. Summers and winters both weathers are comfortable to visit just make sure you have booking of gondola. I have visited with friends and family and I would like to visit again. One more thing to visit Gulmarg just make sure road is safe and watch the local news channels please.
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Beenu Khanna

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  • Beenu Khanna
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
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"Gulmarg is a beauty in itself"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2016
Gulmarg is a beauty in itself. The gondola ride was great but there is a queue for which you have to wait for like 10-15 mins.

You have to bargain with the pony walas and the shopkeepers for handicrafts etc.

The meadows are very beautiful. Though when we visited there was snow all around.

We loved the sledge rides too.
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Raja chanda

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  • Raja chanda
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"Fantatsic experience"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jun 5, 2016
This was my third visit to Gulmarg 2014, 2015 and 2016. The level 2 experience is just fantastic, lots of snow in June. What I love most about Gulmarg is its meadows, the lush green field, the pine trees and the late evening chill. I think this is the best place to relax. Gulmarg is only one and a half hour drive from Srinagar Airport so connectivity is no issue.
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