Honestly the recent news of gandola accident was really very very devastating and it has affected me so much.Because when you have visited a place and then something happens, you keep on getting flashbacks of that place.But apart from all the,Gondola ride is one of the best thing which you can get in Gulmarg.
Approximately 3hrs drive arround 60 kms... but as we are staying night in gulmarg alone no problem plenty of time to enjoy nature many will select to stay in srinagar alone its nt a gud idea staying n8 in gulmarg alone given us more timeto explore the places 18 holes golf course and many...Vallley flowers is really apt name to the place..magnificent views the way to gulmarg shoping is best many factory outlets wil be there so we can get the shawls special kashmiri work dresses and handmade bags and papermachie goods everything best products at low cost.watching apple trees whole way and picking few and the taste is reallly mouth watering it where we can enjoy real taste of apple.The gondala joy ride one wil be awestruck with the experience on second level snow is better and children park varieties of flowers and lake near by on horse ride gives fun,one of the largest golf club we can watch this from flight also it is visible and very scenic greeeeeen and they told its completely covered by ice in november....aweee♥
The Khyber Spa by L'Occitane
Soon after breakfast we headed for Gondola ride, the world famous gondola ride, as we stepped out of the hotel, we saw few guides waiting there, we engaged a guide who became a good friend later Mr. Manzoor a famous Skiing expert and a professional snow boarder. He quickly arranged for Gondola tickets for us, we chose to go to both the phases and phase 2 is at the peak of ±14K Ft ASL which costed Rs.1,600 / head. And we were advised by our guide to hire gum boots which we did for a modest rate of Rs.100 /Pair. As we got to the waiting hall we saw that already some 60-70 people were waiting in the queue.Our guide being a influential fellow by-passed the queue and we got into the gondola in 30 mins time. There were many guides there and they have been telling us the stories of Gulmarg to us. There used to be days where people used to wait for 4-5 hours in queue to get their turn and also on the mountains on an good day few thousand tourists used to go. Manzoor suggested that we should go to the phase 2 straight that means we had to change the Gondola and the phase 2 Gondola looked very modern and as we got there i realised it was wise decision to take my Columbia jacket. We got out of the gondola and saw few sledge pullers waiting for the tourists, but were advised against going for sledge and Skiing guys were there ready with their Ski's and Manzoor suggested to give a try, its a funny adventure that we had to hold the ski guy and stand on the ski and he would take us for a ride. This was waste of money and super expensive for a 200-250 mar ride we paid Rs.2000 / Head. They started with a rate card of Rs.4000/ Head, bargaining is must. We got to see some breath taking views as i started taking pictures weather started to get rough and we had to leave the place.
Gulmarg Ski Resort
Skiing in Gulmarg-Day 2 was adventure filled one for all of us. We decided to go for the popular adventure sports there. We did Skiing , ATV Bike Riding and Snow Sledging.It was not just about these sports but the kind of experience we had throughout the day. We could not have had enough of snow capped mountains. The landscapes looked straight out of the fairy tales.I have been to Switzerland as well, but trust me it could not beat Kashmir in January. The pictures further will definitely proof this.