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.

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Gulmarg Traveller Reviews

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Khan asir

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  • Khan asir
  • 5 Reviews
  •  921 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
  •  841 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
  • 19 photos
  • 70 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
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"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
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"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
  • 35 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"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
  •  2148 readers

"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
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1156 readers

"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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Shahnaz Panali

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  • Shahnaz Panali
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beautiful heaven on earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 9, 2016
If you are tired of the heat. It's better to go for a vacation where you can enjoy the cool temperature, head to srinagar, it's a beautiful place. If you want to see the snow go to Gulmarg. It's the Switzerland of our incredible India. If you cannot manage very cold in winter but still if you want to enjoy snow the Best time to visit Gulmarg is from April to May end. The weather will be beautiful with some hot clothes you can be comfortable. It is better to stay at least for one night here.

The main attraction of this place is Gondola ride, it is worth taking the ride. It is better to either book the ticket online or take the ticket in advance from Srinagar at tourist information centre at least one day in advance. Important on the same day of the ride you will not get the tickets in both places. Then you have to take the ticket at the Gondola point. But here lot of rush will be there. As it is the holiday season. And while coming from srinagar by taxi generally the taxi driver will stop the vehicle at Tangmarg for gumboots and cap and coat. If you have brought some jacket and woolen caps you need not take but shoes you can take if you are planning to enjoy snow better take boots they charge Re 100/ pair. Carry some water and some snacks along. The Gondola ride consist of 2 levels. For the the first level it it costs Rs 700/ and if you want to go to top level another Re 900/ it costs. So totally it costs Rs 1600 / for up to the second level. And it is worth going to 2nd level.. I hope this information was helpful to you.
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Richa Mehrotra

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  • Richa Mehrotra
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3949 readers

"Visit to Ice cream Land"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 3, 2016
Visit to Gulmarg was an awesome experience, it's just heaven. Full if snow capped mountains. You can enjoy snow sports. Like Skiing, Bike ride. You need to take a Gondola to reach there and as soon as you reach there the people with skiing rods and skates will catch you. You will not get a second to think about it. But skiing was a great exp. You will also enjoy Bike ride. The Skiing will cost around Rs 2500 per person and Bike ride Rs 2000 per person. Gondola Ride is Rs 700 per person. All sports are life time experience because we don't get chance to visit such places in India. You need not worry about eatables as plenty of food options are available there. But remember to carry heavy cash :)
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Mohammed aseem

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  • Mohammed aseem
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"A visit to the Heaven on Earth"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
The most beautiful place I have visited so far, you need a millions of pixels to capture this amazingly beautiful place, Gulmarg is indeed one place where you would get lost with the beauty of the nature. An adventurer's paradise, food lovers will love the cuisine here, but most of the dishes are Non Veg so if you are a vegetarian kindly ensure that you communicate to the hotel and restaurant about your food needs

The Kawa famous tea is amazing and you will enjoy it, But you can't complete the Kashmiri Wazwan in one go :) Enjoy your time here and make sure that you have the proper clothing to beat the chillness, its cold most of the time.

Photography kept me busy all day.

Enjoy nature to the best all day and night, keep cool walk places try a pony ride or a All Terrain Vehicle.
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