Previously known as ‘Gaurimarg’ the name of Lord Shiva’s wife, Gulmarg is a testament to the wonders of nature. Situated at a height of 8690 in the Pir Panjal range of the Western Himalayas, Gulmarg is a captivating paradise with blanketed white layers of snow in winter, vibrant hues of wildflowers in the spring season, emerald-green meadows in summer and golden foliage in autumn that paint a breathtaking panorama that grips the heart and soul of travellers who wander through this idyllic landscape. One of the prominent attractions of Gulmarg is the Gandola, the highest cable car in the world. The 1st phase of the Gondola takes tourists to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station and the second stage of the Gondola goes up to Apharwat Peak with an elevation of 12293 ft. Gulmarg is a dream destination for every adventurer with its vast of activities. The powdery snow and diverse terrain of Gulmarg make it possible for both beginners and dexterous skiers to dive down snowy slopes. One can enjoy ice skating, snowmobiling, ATV rides, and horse riding in Gulmarg. Tourists can enjoy riding to the magnificent “Strawberry Valley”, Leopards Valley and ride up to “Kongdori” to see the frozen lake of “Al- Pathar”. To make the most of this trip to Gulmarg, one must visit Gulmarg Biosphere, Gulmarg Golf Course, Rani Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Shrine of Baba Reshni, Khilanmarg, Buta Patri, Durung Waterfall, Seven Springs.

  • Best Time to Visit: For snow lovers November to February and for green covers April to September
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 days
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is approx. 54km away from Gulmarg.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railhead is at Baramulla. The distance is near about 53km.
  • Distance From Road: Gulmarg is about 54km away from Srinagar
  • Travel Tips: Skiing, snow skating, snowmobiling, horse riding, ATV riding, a leisure stroll in the meadows, photography.
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