Gulmarg is synonymous with beauty so stunning that finding another place like it would be impossible. From its overwhelming ski-slopes, astounding meadows, numerous small streams to its hidden trekking trails, Gondola rides and Bollywood connection, Gulmarg is a must visit when you are visiting Kashmir. Gulmarg is visited by thousands of starstruck tourists every year and it's every bit worth the hype. Though at first glance it might seem like just another hilly resort, the serenity of the place will surprise you. Do try everything touristy here including the gondola and pony ride lest you miss out on a true Gulmarg experience. The route from Srinagar to Gulmarg is absolutely stunning and there are several places you can stop at including Baba Reshi Shrine and Tangmarg. There are quite a few resorts, cottages and hotels in Gulmarg so you'll be spoilt for choice though if you are visiting only for the day, the restaurants and dhabas here more than make up for a hearty meal. Do carry extra layers since it tends to get a little chilly here. Travelling here during winter is a little tricky so it's best to take a local taxi rather than driving yourself. And if you are lucky, you might just spot a snow leopard or two, though for that you'll need to go a little higher than Gulmarg. Another thing that stands out in Gulmarg is the effort to keep it clean, so if you happen to be there, do your bit.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Gulmarg is from January to February and from April to May
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Snow point called Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft) .To reach here we have to take the Asia's highest and longest cable car ride, the Gulmarg Gondola----The highlight of Gulmarg.Activities at the point include skiing,sledging,biking.Skiing can be done with the skiing guide.View of LOC (Line Of Control). Coming down from the Gandola trip you can take a pony ride or walk to other nearby places like temple ,park etc.But deal with the horsemen as a package and not as individual trips.ATV's are also there which will cost a fortune for this purpose.Gandola rides needs to be prebooked days before otherwise its all about commission to your tour guide,hotel manager or whoever guides you here.
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
65km away from the Srinagar airport, this stunning resort offers a 360–degree view of the majestic Pir Panjal ranges and the Apharwat Peak. The highlight of your experience at Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa will be the wellness treatment at The Khyber Spa by L’occitane. The spa therapies amidst the serene environs will leave you feeling de-stressed and rejuvenated. The Khyber Himalayan Resort is also known for the skiing opportunity it offers on the adjacent snow-covered slopes.Must Have Experience: The Revitalising Aromachologie Massage should be on your must–try list.Click here to book now.
Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering
If you are camping in Gulmarg and are a newbie at adventure sports, you MUST stay with IISM and take the training of their extremely able experts. Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering also has great equipments for all the sports. They give you the best stuff.
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.