Gulmarg Tourism

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Must do activity if weather permits in winters

Must do activity if weather permits in winters  Video Review
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Gondola Lift

Rohit Rawal
18th Feb 17

The USP of Gulmarg

The USP of Gulmarg  Video Review
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Gulmarg Ski Area

Rohit Rawal
17th Feb 17

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg, Kashmir  Video Review
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Gondola Lift

Neha malhotra Malhotra
7th Jun 16

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Reasons to go to Gulmarg

1Ski season
Ski season

Why: An exhilarating combination of incredible powder snow and the clear blue sky, Gulmarg is the best place to go long-run skiing and snowboarding in India. Gulmarg is known for its legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar. “We went to Gulmarg in Feb 2015, nice powder snow 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.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Mannu Singh.

Enjoy the bird’s eye view from ‘Gulmarg Gondola’, which is the highest cable car in the world. “Gondola experience was amazing travelling over hills covered with snow, it feels so awesome from the top station of Gondola that experience can't be described in words.” adds HolidayIQ traveller Govind Babu.

When: December to March

How to get there:

  • Closest airport - Srinagar

  • Railway station - Jammu (290 km)

  • Srinagar-Tangmarg Road - 49.5 km to Gulmarg from Srinagar

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2Sledging in Gulmarg
Sledging in Gulmarg

Gulmarg is another place popular for skiing and sledging. 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 skiing 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.

HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan says, "If you are visiting Kashmir, then one of the best place to stay overnight in Gulmarg because of its utmost beauty and serenity. The Gondola trip, the outer circle walkway, the fishing pond are some of the must visit tourist spots. Though very few food joints are scattered here and there, but they serve some delicious North Indian cuisines. We visited the sights and most of the time walked across the hill linings having a wonderful time. Try to visit Gulmarg on the onslaught of winter for the best experience of your lifetime."

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3Enjoy Skiing In A Fully Snow-Covered Gulmarg
Enjoy Skiing In A Fully Snow-Covered Gulmarg

If you want to make Icemen and ski in February, Gulmarg is where you want to be. HolidayIQ traveller John Don from Srinagar shares, “Gulmarg is a wonderful place to be at as it has scenic beauty and wonderful forests. Nature has bestowed Gulmarg with all the eye catching things. Gulmarg also has the highest gondola of the world. In Gulmarg Gondola is the best thing I have ever seen, taking a ride in cable car while enjoying the beauty is breathtaking. Our stay was nice but I think too much human interference has taken the sheen away from Gulmarg a lit bit. I think it is best place for any kind of people whether adventurous, romantic or just nature loving it is a beauty to watch. So every person should visit this wonderful place once.”

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4Places In India Where You Might Find Snow In February
Places In India Where You Might Find Snow In February

HolidayIQ traveller Basab Ray Chaudhary shares, "Situated at a distance of 56 kms from Srinagar, the altitude of Gulmarg is around 2650 mts. Today, it is famous for winter ski sport and Gondola Cable ride to upland snow area in Apharwat range during summer. Gulmarg can be covered by a day trip from Srinagar. However, spending a night in this magnificent surrounding is always recommend, especially during moonlit night. For cable car ride advance ticket must be purchased."

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5Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country
Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country

HolidayIQ Traveller Rachita Biswas from Kolkata says, “I had never visited any hill station covered with such amount of snow. Truly justified with the saying "Heaven on Earth". Gulmarg is perfect pallet of bliss and solitude. There is a golf course also located here. However, the main attraction here is the Gondola cable car. There are two levels. Make sure to take both the levels. The second level takes you to more than 4000 m altitude. Both the view from that height and the Gondola ride are breathtaking.”

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Reviews (179)

Ruheel khan

Ruheel khan5.0/5

3 reviews

Gulmarg

Very nice place to enjoy especially in the winter season lots of places to go gondola ride and skiing. From 3 star to 5 star hotels are available here it's a cool place it's an enjoyable place you can talk to the Nature. Especially the Afarwat stage 2 of the gondola that is awesome place it looks like you are in the deep Sky

Ambrish vasudeva

Ambrish vasudeva5.0/5

4 reviews

Switzerland in india

This mountain place is the best one through the year as the peak will have snow even in the last period of summer . There is one drawback in places like Gulmarg and sonmarg. The local people who address themselves as guides and horse helpers are the culprits because of whom tourists don't think of going to Kashmir again as they overly charge the tourist and purposely them skip places if we negotiate them more . The most important thing one has to note while visiting Gulmarg is there is an option to avail the Gulmarg gandola cable car tickets with online booking at. Com/gondola_tickets. Php . . The price for horse ride to phase 1 is Rs1300/- round trip but atv bike is expensive at 4000/- per person If you don't get a online gondola ticket then you have to start your days horse ride to phase 2 by 8 am so that you reach there by 9:30. The counter opening time is at 10:30 but huge crowd will gather at that time. So better be on time to enjoy the ride .

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Recommended Duration in Gulmarg

Number of days to spend in Gulmarg as recommended by our travellers.

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2 days

64.52%

3 days

19.35%

4 days

9.68%

5+ days

6.45%

Gulmarg Overview

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.

Photos of Gulmarg

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

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Gaurav Goenka

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Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

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Prabir kumar Paul

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

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Kiran

Cable Car in Gulmarg
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

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Ujjal Dutta

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