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Gulmarg Tourism, Kashmir

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Tourism in Gulmarg

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Gulmarg Travel Guide

Situated at an altitude of 8,694 feet, the hill station of Gulmarg is a popular ski destination in Kashmir. Gulmarg tourism is all about witnessing the scenic beauty of the snow-capped mountains, sprinkled with lush green borders, a calming weather, and most importantly, adventure activities like skiing, Gulmarg gondola, snow biking, and sledge riding. Gulmarg, situated at an altitude of 2730m, with its abysmal gorges scattered on the terrain, is bound to give a spine-chilling experience to the visitors. The best time to visit Gulmarg is during the summer season, from April to June, when travelers can enjoy various activities, gondola ride, along with the warmth of the summer sun.

Why Visit Gulmarg?

The city of Gulmarg has hosted innumerable Bollywood films which undoubtedly increases the TRP of certain destinations here; all of which is mandatorily visited in assistance with the Gulmarg travel guide. The rugged beauty of the rocky terrains blanketed with white snow having the lush green meadows peeping out of it makes the city a popular destination for the honeymoon couples too, and this beauty can be best witnessed by visiting Gulmarg in summer.

Tourism in Gulmarg also includes a prestigious visit to the number one Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering where one can enroll themselves by the pre-booking facilities. Besides this, the one of the best things to do in Gulmarg is opting for a ride in the world’s second-highest cable car, also known as the Gulmarg Gondola, which is going to send the sharpest chill down the spine with its ravishing views of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg conjoined.

Tourism in Gulmarg hoists specific trips to the religious shrines of Imambara Goom and St. Marys Church where one can worship in front of the almighty. The Maharani Temple located at the heart of Gulmarg should also be visited in assistance with the Gulmarg travel guide.

Valley of Flowers

Choose to visit Gulmarg during the winter season, and see it becoming a wonderland. And, its beauty enhances even more during the period of summers. While, with the arrival of autumn season, here one can get to witness the brightest of flowers blooming everywhere. Offering fascinating views throughout the year, this place is a  ust visit on a Gulmarg tour.

Attractions in Gulmarg

Gulmarg travel guide takes the tourists on a day trip to Khilanmarg, to capture the glimpse of the kaleidoscopic flower beds lingering all over the snow. Another striking piece of lake – Alpathar Lake at the foothills of Apharwat Peak makes the visitors question about the perfection of the Creator! With the frozen lake in winter and floating ice chunks kissed by the dense fog, Alpather Lake is nothing more than a skiers dream come true. A similar gesture is presented by Gulmarg at the Ningli Nallah and Ferozpur Nalla, whose cold stream is guarded by the scenic beauty from every corner imaginable. Gulmarg tour guide lists down the other interesting places here, such as, the Tangmarg and the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve; which too are rated among the best attractions in Gulmarg tourism.

Places to Stay in Gulmarg

The search for budget hotels in the heart of this city calls for a number of options like Pine view Hotel, Pine view Resort, Gulmarg Meadows etc, whereas, the topmost luxury resorts providing the best comfort in return of a reasonable price, worth mentioning would be The Vintage Hotel, Nedous Hotel, Grand Mumtaz Resort and a few more.

Best Food Places in Gulmarg

The best restaurants in town have been listed down by the Gulmarg tour guide for every tourists assistance. For the one’s seeking luxury and fine décor along with best meals served to them, tourism in Gulmarg mentions The Alpine Lounge, Nedous Dining Room, Hotel Highland Park, Big Bites Fast Food and a few more.

Adventure in Srinagar

Crammed with some of the best travel destinations, Gulmarg is not only for nature lovers. Instead, the beautiful valley of flowers has many sites where one can indulge in adventure for a thrilling experience. The hill station offers specific reservations for skiing, trekking and golfing.

Head to Apharwat Peak to ski through the steep gradients. Here, one can also partake in snowboarding and sledging. Besides that, enjoying a rendezvous with wildlife in Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is also one of the best things to do here.


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Places To Visit In Gulmarg

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  • Alpather Lake in Gulmarg

    Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows covered with wildflowers, the Alpather Lake is nature at its best. This lake stays frozen until most part of the year. Even if you visit in mid-June, you will get to see the frozen version of Alpather lake. Summer time lasts from May to September and this is when yo...

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  • Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg

    Apharwat Peak is one of the main attractions of Gulmarg tourism. Ski-lovers always find their way to this summit to enjoy their hobby. This place is sure to provide you an out of the world experience while skiing. Since Kashmir is popularly known as the Switzerland of India, you would not deny this post your visit to Apharw...

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  • Ningle Nallah in Gulmarg

    Ningle Nallah is just 10kms away from the Gulmarg town. Mountains always have wild stream and rivulets flowing here and there. Ningle Nallah is one such mountain stream that has become a popular tourist attraction of Gulmarg. Either side of the stream is like a painted canvas of green meadows with wildflowers. The gurgling ...

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  • St. Mary`s Church in Gulmarg

    Every tourist destination has some religious places among the sought-after tourist spots. Religious places are mostly characterized by architectural excellence of our ancestors. This 100 years old church stands sturdy and tall even after so many years.

    However, St. Mary’s Church of Gulmarg did receive some renovation and ...

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  • Golf Course in Gulmarg

    Gulmarg golf course is also amongst the few largest 18-hole golf courses in our country. For golfers, this is a dream golfing destination in India. Tourists love to visit this place to golf, or to learn to golf. Golfing in Gulmarg started as early as the 1920s, when India was British India. Since then, the golf course has c...

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Things To Do In Gulmarg

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  • Gondola Ride in Gulmarg

    Background history says that the work on the Gulmarg Gondola Project was started by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in 1987. The whole Gondola ride has two phases: Phases I and II namely from Gulmarg to Kongdoori and Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak respectively. The time taken to complete the first phase is around 10 minutes...

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  • Fishing in Gulmarg

    Many people love fishing and fishing in a hill station is something else. The serenity, view and weather that hill stations have to offer, make the whole fishing activity even more interesting. Fishing is more of a summer activity in Gulmarg.

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  • Skiing at a Ski Resort in Gulmarg

    Gulmarg is considered as the best skiing destination of India. This place is characterized by steep skiing slopes that are set amongst breathtaking and picturesque views. Due to these qualities, Gulmarg draws ski enthusiasts in large numbers every year.  The skiing area of Gulmarg is known as the Gulmarg ski resort. The Alp...

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  • Tea Plucking in Gulmarg

    When talking about “things to do” in Gulmarg, you can indulge in tea plucking. Of course, there`s no skipping the mountainous adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding but you must also get to experience the local non-adventurous activities like tea plucking.

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How to Reach Gulmarg

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By Air

Someone has rightly said that all paths to heaven are twisted. Likewise, travelers think really hard to reach this beautiful destination by air. As Gulmarg is near to Srinagar, the nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar Airport. Gulmarg is fifty-six kilometers away from Srinagar. Now the question that arises is how to reach Gulmarg by air. There are many flights that are operational from many major cities of the country to Srinagar. The flights to this place are not a costly affair. You can hire a taxi for Gulmarg from the airport.

 

It will be a treat for traveler’s eyes to enjoy the traveling to Srinagar by Air and then traveling by road to Gulmarg. You can be assured that the best way to reach Gulmarg is by air and it doesn’t even affect your pocket much. If you are now sure how to reach Gulmarg by air, open your laptops and look for the best flights.

By Train

It is a big question for travelers to find how to reach Gulmarg by train. There is no railway station at Gulmarg and has no direct connectivity through railways. You can reach to Jammu Tawi Railway Station from all the major cities of the country through railways. Gulmarg is two hundred and ninety kilometers away from Jammu Tawi Railway Station. The distance from railway station to Gulmarg can be covered by road.

 

Now that you are quite clear about how to reach Gulmarg by train, you should have started cooking the plans of what all you will be doing when you hit this place.

By Road

Gulmarg enjoys great connectivity from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other cities of Jammu and Kashmir. There is still a question as to how to reach Gulmarg by road directly as there are no buses that ply directly to Gulmarg. The highway road A-1 has a good connectivity of roads. You can easily find the state owned and private buses to Gulmarg.

 

It might not be the quickest way to reach Gulmarg, but is the best for nature lovers. The travelers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place which is regarded as the Heaven on the Earth and dive in the aromatic love of the misty air. How to reach Gulmarg isn’t that great deal, but you need to plan your journey as per your preference of choices.

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      I enjoyed throughout.....bt sorry to say I am rating hotels 3 star coz of Lidder View resorts only....coz I just hated the hotel. Throughout my Kashmir trip vl always remain my best memories...thankyou
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      Aradhana Mishra

      Hirakud, a day ago

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      Everything was well organized and monitored ... we loved this trip and this will be unforgettable. Spl thanks to Ms Arwa and Mr Bilal for making all this and to travel triangle. Sonmargh was the best memory and had a lot of fun ther .
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      Kumarsarvana

      Bangalore, 2 days ago

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      thank to holiday planner for my tour with economy rate visit in Sonamarg bcz first time I play on snow with my child and my wife
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      PRAVEEN AGARWAL

      Jammu, 3 days ago

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      As we reached hotel , the reception staff waited us about one hour inspite of showing booking invoice. In between they dint ask even for water while welcome drink was mentioned in booking invoice. Second day The cab driver carried us to pahalgam while it was not in our tour destnation . there the attitude of horse operators was very rude. At last day the driver asked to come at 10.30 am so that the flight might be boarded at 1.15pm but the driver couldn't reach up to 12.00. so in emergency we hired another taxy to send one family at airport.
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      Satishashunhpc

      3 days ago

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      It was good managed by Classic holiday as per our plan. Miss Hina was so supportive till out travel start. We have only concern with TravelTringle who took the convenience charges and not provide us the feedback which they have to do .They just took charges from customer and forget. I had direct contact of travel agent (miss Hina) who has sent me all details on whatsapp. I have not to wait reaponse from Travel tringle executive. So trust on your agent through you have made booking not on traveltringle agents. Overall good trip .... Kashmir is very nice place which is a memorable for us. The good thing is that houseboat was vey nice means more from our expectations. Good behaviour of houseboat person. Will recommend same boat to other.
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      Rajeev Gupta

      Delhi, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      All thanks to classic holidays kashmir, specially miss rabiya. She organised the trip perfectly. Iam a travel agent, still i wanted to book this package from local agent in kashmir to ensure safety. As media hyped so much about pullwama attack, so family nd relative was curious nd said no to kashmir, bt i stick to plan. And so do rabiya ensured us safe trip. From start to end trip was great. Travel triangle and classic holidays both organised a trip exactly wat we wanted. Hotel was great , every information was right, driver was very good, i forgot his name. Car was new etios. I went in april so found snow every wre in sonemarg, pahalgam, gulmarg. I thing i like to mention, union taxi and pony agents/workers are worse, thy dont care abt tourist, thy just want to grab money. U can reach sonemarg pahalgam and many places with tourist cab or self car, bt once u reach there, u hav to take either union taxi or pony, In sonemarg- 1000-1500 per pony/person ask them to include jacket nd boots. And go till thajivas glacier. Thy might ask u 3000-5000 In pahalgam - depends on points u cover , starting from 1,2,3,4 points. Well just tell u want to go beisaran or just first 3 point , including boots - 1500. Guide, ski rider, skate/sledge rider , every one will come around u, for doing activity, thy dont let u roam around, eat. Just keep on forcing u to do activity. Which is worst part. Even after a direct NO, thy keep on forcing u. So watever activity u want - do in gulmarg. Well this information was already provided by our organisers. For shopping of dry fruits/kesar - buy from royal kashmir dal lake . Go by shikara. In dal lake market. If any one want info about any location or activity or route can ask me . My Hotel review - ROSE PETAL (srinagar) - 4/5 CHINAR - ( pahalgam ) - 5/5 KOLAHAI GREEN - 5/5
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      Vineet Jain

      Srinagar, 5 days ago

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      It was an awesome experience and the most memorable trip. My Wife and I had a wonderful time together. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. All the arrangements Accommodation, Food, Travel & Guidance were all well made by the Travel Home. The hotel provided in Srinagar was very good. A special thanks to Safaa for the arrangements done and the way she coordinated with us was remarkable. And we cannot imagine this trip without our driver and guide Imran bhai. He guided us very well and he explained each and everything throughout our trip. .We enjoyed each and every place in kashmir. Mountains, Snow, Rivers, Valleys, Horse Riding and dangerous drive will be in our memories forever. Thanks alot Safaa, Imran and Travel Home.
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      Chaitanya

      Chennai, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      The kashmir trip from 4th June 19 to 08th June 19 was simply awesome and unforgettable. Our travel agent- Zippgo travels had given us the best of services right from hotels to accommodation to planning of the trip. My trip leader from Zippgo Ms. Arooj was always available on call whenever we had any doubts or queries. Our first point of contact , Ms. Arooj was very patient and helpful. I give my special thanks to Mr. Mir and his entire team specially Ms.Arooj for holehearted support & cooperation during my tour. Thanks to Zippgo travels without whom this trip would not have been possible.we are very much satisfied with Zippgo travels TEAM & travel triangle app and their services.We loved this trip.Thanks travel triangle & Specially Zippgo for making our trip a memorable one. Area for improvement : WIFI facility needs to be improved in all hotels Pahalgam,Srinagar&Houseboat.
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      Deepakanand

      Katra, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Hotels and Houseboat wasn't good. especially service of staff was very poor.. Food quality wasn't good. Only Cab service was good and driver was very cooperative.
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      Raj Vigen

      New delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Beautiful journey with wonderful guide assistant. Far from home yet the locals made it feel like a home. Will cherish the memories forever. Thanks Travel Triangle and Kashmir Holiday Travels for making this a memorable trip. Gulmarg was exceptionally beautiful..
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      Atanvi

      New delhi, 7 days ago

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    Gulmarg is now counted amongst the safe destinations to visit in India. With a low crime rate at its credit, here people can enjoy an excursion with a little precaution.

    Located in the Baramulla district of the state, Jammu and Kashmir, this small town has a population of around 600.

    The best place to fish near Gulmarg would be the confluence of the streams from Ferozepur Nallah and River Bahan.

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