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Tourism in Gulmarg

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Places to See in Gulmarg

Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is a popular hill station and skiing destination. The town is located in the Pirpanjal Range of the Western Himalayas and its name literally means “Road of Flowers.” Pride of the Baramulla district and of India, there are many beautiful places to visit in Gulmarg.

Among the most stunning places to visit in Gulmarg is Apharwat Peak which is well known as the skiing destination. The way to this tourist hotspot is by Gondola, which is itself among top tourist attractions in Gulmarg. The view of the entire mountain scenery is breathtaking. Gulmarg Gondola rides come in two phases – phase one, and phase two. Phase two ends in Apharwat Peak and is a beautiful experience.

Top Gulmarg tourist places include the Baba Reshi shrine built on the grave of Sufi Saint Baba Payam-ud-din Reshi. Located at an altitude of seven thousand feet above sea level, this is one of the most spiritually uplifting tourist places in Gulmarg and the annual Urs is held sacred by all. The lush green lawns of this dargah dating back to the early fourteenth century are serenity itself.

Roughly two kilometers away from the Apharwat Peak lie more beautiful places to visit in Gulmarg. Alpather Laker is definitely one of the best Gulmarg tourist places in terms of natural beauty. Alpather is a small meadow thirteen kilometers from Gulmarg at the base of the Apharwat peak. A gorgeous lake with crystal blue water during summer, and frozen skating grounds in the peak of winter, this is among the best places to visit in Gulmarg.

Places to visit in and around Gulmarg are in plenty. A list of all places to see in Gulmarg is difficult to make as the entire location is truly beautiful and sightseeing in Gulmarg is an absolute delight.

Gulmarg Gondola connects important places to see in Gulmarg. As a skiing destination, the Apharwat Peak is the best in India and is among the biggest Gulmarg tourist attractions.The peak is also quite close to Alpather Lake and in winter, ice-skating is open done by locals. A central place of tourist activity, this entire region is one of the best tourist places in Gulmarg. There is also no shortage of travel options. Besides the gondola, ponies and cabs are also available. Walking is another great option in these regions. This place is, however, located very high up and people with breathing problems may need to take some breaks along the way.

Besides the obvious natural beauty, Gulmarg also houses some very famous religious locales. St. Mary’s Church, Baba Reshi Shrine, and Rani Temple are all well-known religious locations. With more and more tourists every day, Gulmarg tourist attractions never cease to amaze. With several options for varying tastes, from being every photographer’s dream to offering adventure sports, tourist attractions in Gulmarg are meant for everyone.


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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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  • Nature

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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  • Orthodox Church

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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      I personally want to thank miss Rabiya mir for planning our trip so nicely.... Her planning made the trip so comfortable and fun... We enjoyed a lot.... All the hotels were great.
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      Dibrugarh 2 days ago

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      Had a bad experience particularly with saarer travels.No response in true sense after the entire payment has been made.Was stuck up with some problem & called up surav by mail,but no response from his side too
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      Ashis Das

      Jammu 2 days ago

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      - Hotels mentioned in Itinerary are allotted. - My itinerary got disturbed on 1st day as the roads were closed. - As we need to reschedule our itinerary, I only had to manage everything and come up with the idea so that we won't miss any destination. - Tour agent was relaxed and almost about to skip my Sonmarg destination if I would not have contacted them. - Driver hindi was not fluent but still we somehow managed to understand. - At least Ahmad, the manager, booked Gulmarg hotel at 11th moment and was ready to take permission to allow us to go to Gulmarg on Wednesday even if roads were closed, but he sometimes misunderstood our situation and then started talking bit rudely. - Shikara ride was waste and that guy didn't even complete 1 hr ride, we told him about time but then he was arguing with us. - Overall I could not sit comfortably and could not enjoy my trip as we had to manage many things which are supposed to be managed by agent
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      Pune 3 days ago

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      Even after requesting the cab driver for local sighseeing of Badamvari garden (which is not known to tourists), the driver didn’t took us to the said location. Also on the last day the driver hurried us to drop us to airport even when we had time to see Hazratbal dargha. Eventually we couldn’t go n see the dargha. Tulip garden - Unlimited range of tulip flowers with different colour shades. Gulmarg - Snow everywhere, enjoyed alot playing in snow with my daughter. Pehalgam - Aru valley’s scenic beauty, Betaab valley n Chandawari (snow everywhere) Dudhpathri - A new destination not known to outsiders (tourists). Again superb cool temperatures, snow, dudhganga river. Srinagar - Shankaracharya temple, superb 360 view of city, an amazing panoramic view. Very good service by all the hotels as well as the houseboat members. Very warm n caring. Very informative.
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      Mumbai 4 days ago

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      Highly recommended! Everything was perfectly arranged. We were extremely satisfied with Young Bombay tours, Mrs Zara, has proven to be very courteous and helpful from the very beginning, trying to organise the best trip to srinagar.without young bombay and Our Wonderful tour guide and driver "Burhan, bhai this trip would be incomplete. We were accommodated at the Victory Hotel for 4 nights and one night at houseboat, which were awesome and very comfortable. Our tour guide was really patient and understand that people from different cultures and background would need extra time to absorb all the information about kashmir. Not only Burhan Bhaijaan, every person we met in kashmir was humble and nice, that we were just overwhelmed. Our tour was to visit at local sightseeing of srinagar, gulmarg, pahalgam, sonamarg, and one day in houseboat. But due to snow blockage at sonamarg, we decided to visit at Doodhpatri . This place is tremendous beautiful and mesmerising. Special thanks to Mrs Zara and burhan bhai, to arrange the doodhpatri trip despite poor road condition. This tour company is very professional and friendly. I highly recommended it, Mrs Zara will turn your trip into an unforgettable experience.
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      We were a group of 9 adults and 4 children. Classic Holidays Kashmir provided us a customized Itinerary for 7N and 8D to travel to Srinagar, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, katra and Amritsar. Our agent Rabiya was very diligent and patient enough in preparing our itinerary. It was a memorable trip for all of us. Though we had a few hurdles in our travel during our trip due to the convoy, Rabiya helped in rescheduling the hotel bookings and our driver Thanveer was very friendly and cooperative and he guided us very well to reach our destination with a private van that we had to book on our own to reach Katra on time so that we did not miss our helicopter to Vaishnodevi Temple. He was helpful in getting a good guide in Gulmarg and also helped us in getting cabs in Sonamarg. The following are the reviews for the hotels that we stayed: Royal Milad , Srinagar - very good hotel and good service Montreal house boat- food was good, but cleanliness and hygiene was an issue Moon view, Pahalgam - Good hotel but service was not very satisfactory Hotel Dolphin,Katra - good hotel and good food Hotel Roopa International, Amritsar - leaking taps, dining hall was under construction, some sewage problem so the lobby area was stinking. Se we definitely recommend Classic Holidays Kashmir. Thanks to Rabiya and Thanveer.
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      Kashmir is really heaven on earth, and if anyone is travelling to Kashmir, I strongly recommend to choose Travel Home as their tour manager. My trip was a five star experience all because of Miss Safaa from Travel Home and our dear cab driver Aijaz, who treated us like family. Thank you, Travel Home. This has been such a wonderful trip, citing one memory as the best is really difficult. However, I personally got mesmerized by the beauty of Gulmarg. That was the best snowy moment of my life.
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      Kolkata 5 days ago

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      Trip is memorable for lifetime. Services provided by Mr Aamir Sb was par of excellence. Cab Driver Mr Helal was very nice. He was such a noble and kind man. At no places felt any bad experiences. All was well. Wishing in future, if I plan any trip to Kashmir Area, it would be my pleasure to be with Aamir Bhai(Kashmir Holidays). Thanks to the team. Gulmarg snow and horse riding at Pahalgaon is memorable. Excellent place to visit again. Local site in Srinagar like Nishat Bag and Tulip Garden is incomparable .
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      33 6 days ago

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      Hotels were mostly of our choice leaving solar residency Thanks to Mr Ahmed (owner) for all support we need during our stay...
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      Gurugram 9 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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