Things in brief.
Gulmarg is a sleepy snowy town. It shuts by 5-6pm.
Rent your ski Equipments a day prior from Mansoor contact details below.
Post paid cellular network works and not pre paid.
Weight on your shins and Snow plough, snow plough, snow plough.
Places we stayed at
Hotel Hilltop- Highly recommended
Hotel Heevan- lovely place but terrible service
Places to eat at
Flights cost from Bangalore -Rs14k booked a month in advance
Hotel- Rs 12k for 5 nights per person
Ski equipment and instructor- Rs2000 per day
Cab to the airport/gulmarg - Rs3300 per way
Gondola cost- Phase 1-Rs700 Phase 2- Rs 900
Ski lift Rs 100 for a half a day
Total cost approx 45-48k
Early morning flight from Bangalore to Srinagar connecting via Delhi. Land in Srinagar around noon.
Things to note about Srinagar.
--Prepaid cellular network does not work. Only Post Paid's do.
--Cab to gulmarg costs Rs. 3300. We had a friendly, chatty cab guy by the name Gulzar.
--Pick up basic medicines and groceries (drinks, snacks, chocolates) on your way to gulmarg. You can rent out or buy boots on the way. Renting out the gum boots casts Rs 100-150 a day. You can buy for Rs300. Acts as a souvenir too and also your luggage. So choose wise.
A quick stop at Tanmarg and eat lunch at HotelPine View. Delicious Kahwa and Kashmiri Wazwan must be savored here while warming yourself near the tandoor.
You will notice the changing landscapes on your way up to gulmarg. Iced up roads, frosty trees the winter sky is calling you.
Check in to your hotel and book your ski instructors.
We had an awesome group led by Mansoor who checked for our ski equipments and promised to meet us the next morning.
A light dinner and catching up with the other Skiers who were staying at our hotel we headed to bed early.
Manzoor for Ski Equipments- +91 95962 78886