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Gulmarg is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in all of Kashmir. With pleasant weather throughout the year, it is the ideal destination for tourists seeking a break from the unrelenting summer heat. So pack your bags and embark on a memorable journey to one of the most stunning places in the world and explore the true soul of Kashmir. With this list of things to do in Gulmarg in June, you are sure to have the time of your life!

List Of Things To Do In Gulmarg In June

As stated before, Gulmarg does have very pleasant weather during June, unlike the other northern states in India. If you are planning a quick visit during the holidays, we would suggest that you do plan your itinerary to avoid unnecessary rush around. To help you further, we have listed out some of the best available options for you to look into.

1. Take A Ride On The Gulmarg Gondola

Take A Ride On The Gulmarg Gondola

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While the name might make you feel like it’s a boat ride, it technically isn’t. The Gulmarg Gondola is Asia’s largest cable car ride that is available for the tourists in Gulmarg. This is a two-tiered ride consisting of Phase 1 and Phase 2 in the rides. Phase 1 is a trip till Kongdori which is situated at a height of 2600 m and Phase 2 is the one where the tourists are taken up to an altitude of 3747 meters till the Apharwat Peak. The majority of the people tend to visit until Phase 1, especially if they have a fear of heights.

Where: Gulmarg
Entry fees: Starts from INR 900 per person
Timings: Depends

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2. Explore The Beauty Of Khilanmarg

Explore The Beauty Of Khilanmarg

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If you are visiting Gulmarg during June, one of the most popular and sought after spots that are often suggested by the expats there is to explore the vibrancy of Khilanmarg. This miniature valley is located around 6 km away from the main city of Gulmarg and accounts for one of the most popular sightseeing spots during the summer months. The place is known for the flower beds and the breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas that it offers. Apart from natural beauty, you can also indulge in some adventure sports, if that is something that you are interested in. It is considered one of the best yet underrated spots in Kashmir that is perfect for the offbeat travellers to explore around. You need to walk from Gulmarg or rent a pony to reach this spot because no other vehicles visit this place around.

Where: 6 km from Gulmarg
Entry fee: Free
Timings: Varies


3. Take A Stroll Around The Outer Circle Road

Outer Circle Road

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Another one of the popular spots in Gulmarg that is worth visiting and exploring is the Outer Circle Road. Apart from the breathtaking view of the surroundings, the place is also quite famous for its serene atmosphere that it has. This road runs along the Gulmarg golf course and has all the necessary sites of attraction that you would necessarily want to see and explore around. It is said that one loop in the outer circle is 10 km and does account for one of the most popular sites around. If you have a lot of free time in hand and want to explore the natural beauty around, we’d suggest that you explore this place for the beauty it beholds. Apart from that, it is also said that completing the entire trip takes around 2-3 hours, depending on your pace, so make sure that you have that sorted too.

Where: Outside the Gulmarg golf course
Entry fees: Free
Timings: Varies

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4. Explore The Gulmarg Golf Course

A tourist ready to tee off at the Gulmarg golf course

While golf is often regarded as the rich people’s sport, it is one of the main sites of attraction in Gulmarg when you are visiting during June. The sunny yet soothing weather makes it perfect for you to enjoy a fair play of golf with some people around or even by yourself if that is something that interests you. This golf course is one of the leading ones in the country and has gained recognition over the years. The course has 18 holes, 72 par courses like no other in the world. This is what makes this such an amazing option for you to explore and try your hand at the game. If you don’t know how to golf, there are trained professionals who can easily help you with the same. They also provide top-notch facilities, further making this an amazing option to look into.

Where: Outer Gulmarg Link
Entry fees: Varies
Timings: 08:00 am to 10:00 pm

5. Visit The Baba Reshi Shrine

Visit The Baba Reshi Shrine

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If you want to engage your spiritual side while in Gulmarg, visiting the Baba Reshi Shrine is an absolute must. The shrine is believed to be 500 years old and has spiritual power which is what attracts the tourists the entire year around. The shrine is dedicated to Baba Payamuddin who was a well known Muslim scholar back in the days. This spot is frequently visited by couples who have been having a very hard time conceiving a baby. Apart from the amazing results that people experience and the extensive range of religious beliefs, the place is also quite famous for its amazing architecture it bestows. The architecture on this wall does have the amazing influence of the Mughal and Persian architecture that you can further stack on to the list of things. There is a praying hall which has further been found to accommodate over 1000 people at once.

Where: Gulmarg
Entry fee: Free
Timings: Open from 08:00 am

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6. Witness Wildlife At Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Witness Wildlife At Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

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If you are visiting with kids and family, another amazing spot that is worth visiting and exploring is the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a must-do when you visit in June. The time is optimal for you to get to witness the wild animals in their natural habitat and witness the dense forests surrounding it. Apart from the wild animals, you also get to experience the beauty of the bird watching as the place is infiltrated by the migratory birds during that time. The reserve is spread across a total area of 200 sq. km and has beautiful surroundings that will make you not want to leave the place at all. During the summer months, you can also witness the amazing range of the rare musk deer along with the red foxes around.

Where: Gulmarg
Entry fees: Not specified
Timings: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm

7. Take A Day Trip To The Alpather Lake

Take A Day Trip To The Alpather Lake

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It is high time that people start appreciating the Indian beauties when it comes to the natural habitats around. While you are out visiting Gulmarg in June, take a day trip to the Alpather Lake during that time. The unique thing about this lake is the fact that it remains frozen even during June if not, you can at least see ice chunks floating around.

Where: 13 km from Gulmarg
Entry fee: Free
Timings: Varies

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8. Apharwat Peak

Offering moderate difficulty, the mighty Apharwat Peak is the perfect trek for beginner trekkers and adventurers

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Situated at the staggering height of 4390 metres above sea level. Apharwat Peak is one of the most fascinating places in Gulmarg. The trek to the peak is moderate and takes you through dense pine forests, alpine meadows, and rocky terrains. So even if you are new to trekking or just looking for a great way to polish your skills, the Apharwat Peak trek is perfect for you. The mountain also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as horse riding, ridge climbing, etc.

Where: 13 km from the town of Gulmarg
Entry Fees: No entry ticket is required
Timings: Open 24 hours

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9. Children’s Park

Despite its name, Children’s Park in Gulmarg is ideal for adults as well and makes for one of the most stunning views

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With an impeccable design, the Children’s Park in Gulmarg is perfect for spending some quality time with your young ones! But that doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy it. Children’s Park in Gulmarg is dotted with colourful flowers and is truly one of the most breathtaking attractions of the town. So while your children are busy counting the flowers, take a stroll through the beautiful small hills of this park. You can also indulge in activities such as horse riding, zorbing, hot air ballooning, and zorbing. The picturesque backdrop and an artificial lake in the centre further accentuate the beauty of Children’s Park and make it a perfect spot for a family picnic.

Where: 397J+647, Gulmarg, Forest Block, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Entry Fees: INR 20
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

10. Nagin Valley

Hidden for 22 years, Nagin Valley is one of the most jawdroppingly beautiful places in Gulmarg that you must visit

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After being hidden from tourists for almost 22 years, Nagin Valley is one of the most breathtaking places in Gulmarg. This picturesque valley stretches for 10 km and is ideal for trekkers and nature lovers. The lush alpine meadows, blue pines, and wildlife will definitely enhance your trip to Gulmarg. This valley is actually a part of the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, where you can spot various animals like Musk Deer, Leopards, Red Fox, and Kashmir Stag.

Where: Gulmarg
Entry Fees: No entry fees is required
Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM

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If you are worried that there is nothing to do in Gulmarg during June, you are mistaken. The ones that we have mentioned around are just a glimpse into the possibilities, so make sure that you plan your trip accordingly. So when you’re planning your next trip to Kashmir make sure to enjoy these extravagant things to do in Gulmarg and have fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do In Gulmarg

What are the top things to witness in Gulmarg?

Apart from the breathtaking natural sights around, there are several small and big adventure spots and other attractions that make Gulmarg such a frequently visited spot by the tourists.

What is the one thing that makes Gulmarg famous?

Gulmarg is predominantly known for the Gulmarg Gondola which is the second-highest cable car service around the world. It is also the highest one to date in Asia.

Is it safe to travel and explore Gulmarg?

It would be a lie to say that Gulmarg is completely devoid of unrest but with time, things have fizzled down and it is considered one of the best sightseeing spots around that you can visit.

How should one travel to Gulmarg?

If you are travelling via flight, the nearest airport is the Srinagar airport and when it comes to railways, Jammu is the nearest spot.

Which time of the year is best to explore Gulmarg?

Depending on your holiday destination needs, you can explore Gulmarg either during the summer or winter months. If you want snow, visit during the winter months. If not, visit during the summer months.

How much does the Gulmarg Gondola cost?

If you didn’t know, the Gulmarg Gondola has two phases and the cost for these vary depending on till where you are going. The entry fee generally starts from INR 740.

What is the distance between Gulmarg and Katra?

If you are thinking of visiting Katra from Gulmarg, it is going to take you quite a few hours to reach mainly because the distance between the two is 130 km.

Does Gulmarg experience snowfall?

Yes, it snows in Gulmarg, especially during the extreme winter months from December till February or so. Make sure that you pack accordingly if you are visiting.

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