Situated at an elevation of 8530 ft Kongdori in Gulmarg, is a picturesque haven offering stunning views and exciting adventures. Rising high above the valley, Kongdori is famous for its iconic Gondola ride. It is the first phase of the Gondola ride which takes visitors to lofty heights of Apharwat Peak where the air is fresh and the scenery is unmatched. It takes 10 minutes to reach Kongdori from Gulmarg and one can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Nanda Devi Temple and Pir Panjal Range while going up. With its rich history, Kongdori has long been a vital passage for traders and travelers navigating the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. In ancient times, it served as a crucial link along the Silk Route, connecting distant lands and facilitating cultural exchange. Today, Kongdori remains a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a range of activities throughout the year. From skiing on pristine slopes in winter to hiking through lush meadows in summer, there is something for everyone amidst the natural beauty of Kongdori. As you ascend to its elevated perch, prepare to be enchanted by the awe-inspiring landscapes and the echoes of bygone eras that linger in the mountain air.

  • Best Time to Visit: It is an ideal place to visit through out the year but if you are snow lover and want to immerse in the snow activities then December to February.
  • Ideal Duration: 1-5 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 57 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Mazhom which is 33 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Kongdori is 51 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Gondola rides, ATV rides, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and trekking.
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