Today is Republic day and time for Gulmarg which is 13km from Tanmarg. Hired a packed shared taxi . Nevertheless, for a minute we completely forgot that we weren't comfortable in our sitting posture as the mesmerizing view on the way to Gulmarg were freaking us out.
As it was one way road and few of the cars were struggling enough even with chain tiers. At 11:30 AM we reached Gulmarg and here starts the exciting phase of our journey. The Gondola Ride.
Caution: Beware of the guides in Gulmarg !!
Though the cost was too high for both the phase of Gondola ride but we decided to ride through the thrilling experience of 14000 ft.
First we went to phase 2 which was at 14000ft, had an amazing view and god was too kind to share another piece of gift with snow shower and we were amazed by it. Though people visit phase 2 to have an amazing view of snow clad mountain alone as no activities are done here. All Skiing and Sledging activities are done in phase 1.
After 1 hour of entertainment in the phase 2, we headed towards phase 1 where you gonna find most of the tourist enjoying the skiing and sledging. Due to time constraint we crazy lads decided to just have a photography session alone as we were nearing the closure of the ride. The cable car ride ends at 3:30pm from phase 1.
That was the end of our Gondola ride and the experience was literally amazing, speechless to share our experience unless someone comes out here to experience the same.
It was 4:30 pm and we headed back to hotel in Tanmarg. Spent half of the night playing cards and we decided to stay back in Tanmarg for onemore day so that we can do these snow activities.