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
This Gondola service takes you to the very top, the highest point in Gulmarg. The view of the whole town underneath is beautiful. The Gondola takes you cutting right though the snow covered woods. When you reach at the top, you might find film sets being prepared as Gulmarg is a hub for movie shooting. When you are famished out there, aloo parathas will serve as you saviours.
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.