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Things to Do in Gulmarg

Visiting a hill station is an amazing idea. However, you need to pick the best destination for having an exciting trip. Are you bored with the usual vacation spots? You must visit Gulmarg in Kashmir for having the most memorable trip of your life. Things to do in Gulmarg can range from skiing to playing golf. When a person visits Gulmarg, their list includes sleeping all day and soaking in the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains. A tourist should not miss the top things to do in Gulmarg. It is an ideal destination for families, honeymoon couples or a group of friends. Speaking of top things to do, you must learn skiing in Gulmarg. You do not have to be a professional or an athlete to learn the basics. The trainers will start with baby slopes and as you get better, you can ski without any support. You can hire a ski instructor for a day or even for a week. Who says India does not have skiing options? It is the most popular activity in Gulmarg. <readmore>

A Gondola ride is one of the top things to do in Gulmarg. Visit the Apharwat Peak and take this exciting ride. You will get to see one of the best views! You will be able to see the gorgeous Nanga Parbat while you are taking the thrilling ride. You cannot come back from Gulmarg without enjoying this highly rewarding activity.

Try your hands at Golfing and become a professional in few days. It is one of the most exciting activities to do in Gulmarg. Just so you know, Gulmarg has the world’s second highest golf course. There is a learning academy where you can learn the sport and become a professional. Many tourists enrol and learn the sport. Novices can learn some unique tips and tricks. The surroundings will baffle you and make you want to give up the sport and concentrate on the sceneries.

The Alpather Lake cannot be missed because it is a stunning water body where you can spend the entire day. You will find ice chunks floating on the water body. It is the most beautiful place to visit in Gulmarg. A pony ride or a trek will be a good idea.  

If you are looking for the best things to do in Gulmarg, you must try all the activities mentioned above. Do not forget to have a satisfying meal because Kashmiri cuisine is delectable. Wazwan and Kahwa at Gulmarg are something you cannot miss. You can mingle with the locals as they are warm and helpful. Kahwa is a special tea which improves digestion and Wazwan is a platter which serves over thirty two dishes. Our suggestion would be to go with a large appetite. You will have the most fulfilling trip of your life! Do not miss the activities that are mentioned above. Gulmarg is waiting for you with open arms.

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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.

Since the summer sees extra crowd populating the ski resorts, it is recommended ...

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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.

For those who like the slow side of life instead of the ris...

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    Dilon Dsouza

    Bengaluru

    Dilon's 5 days trip to Kashmir

    Kashmir is a great place. The scenic beauty with its natural essence is something that you cannot experience elsewhere. The hosts are one of the best and value for money is something you can never get anywhere else in the globe Sonmarg and Gulmarg both were breathtaking

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    Subrat Das

    Unnamed road

    Subrat's 6 days trip to Kashmir

    Initially good time but to our surprise when we reached Hotel Jamal on 3rd day at 8 PM after Gulmarg visit to our shock we were informed that no such booking in my name. Somehow after our phone calls to travel agent he managed some other hotel. I am surprised how can travel agent confirm to the customer without written confirmation from Hotel. Though booked for four star but three star hotels. We have issues with the food quality served at Hotel specially dinner.

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    Jimmy Ms

    Bangalore

    Jimmy's 5 days trip to Kashmir

    Thanks to travel home crew for making our trip to Kashmir a memorable one. We travelled on the end of July 2019 to Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg. Special thanks to Safa from travelhome for sharing all the details and helping us organize the trip. Showket Khan who was driving with us all the days was very helpful and understanding. He introduced us to the best Kashmiri food items and explained us about the significant places around during the trip. Overall..a great trip with Travel home team..Thanks guys..

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    Travellermad

    Bangalore

    Travellermad's 3 days trip to Kashmir

    Decent trip, we are a couple and visited places around sonmarg, gulmarg and dal lake, cab service is extremely good with a cooperative driver. The only place where i felt lacking is the Shefaf hotel, no proper cleanliness, but the boat house stay was good. All went good as planned. i will recommend this travel agency to other people who are willing to visit kashmir.....Happy travelling

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    Zubair Shaikh

    Srinagar international airport srinagar

    Zubair's 7 days trip to Kashmir

    We were a group of 56 people including senior citizens and infants and kids. Our stay was a Pahalgam for first 2 nights at Kolahai Green Resort. The resort, rooms, food and service staff all were very good here. Third night was in Gulmarg at Rosewood Hotel. Rooms were good here but service and food was pathetic. Not even to the standard of a budget hotel forget about 3*. The worst experience was in Hotel Montreal, Srinagar where we had last leg of our tour for 3 nights. The hotel didn’t serve fresh food for breakfast and dinner and water served in the rooms was not packaged bottled water but reused plastic bottles and refilled tap or RO water(as claimed by them). Second night of our stay people started getting sick with Food Poisoning and Severe Diarrhoea. By the afternoon of third day almost more than 25 people had to be hospitalised for immediate treatment with saline and injections and rest of them were given medications for the same. It was a dangerous situation as almost everybody had fallen sick. A waiter from the hotel informed that even other guests and few staff too have fallen sick with diarrhoea as the water is not potable. The management rather than accepting their fault was arguing that you people have eaten lunch out and that’s why fallen sick. Whereas that wasn’t the case. Infants who don’t even eat food too had got diarrhoea and also people who didn’t eat out that day. The travel agent and his staff was very helpful in this whole episode taking people to hospital and arranging medicines etc. But the hotel was one of the worst experience we ever had. I request Travel Triangle and its Partner Agents to black list this hotel from their future services as to not ruin their own reputation and travellers vacation.

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    GAUTAM KUMAR

    Delhi

    Gautam's 5 days trip to Kashmir

    I am writing this review after a long time of trip of Kashmir and trip was so amazing that still I have remembered each and everything about unforgettable trip. The company did a wonderful job coordinating and setting up our Honeymoon trip of Kashmir i.e. Srinagar, Pahalgam & Gulmarg. They took care of all the details that we wanted for our honeymoon and then some. The driver cum guide that was selected Mr Aizaz Bhai was always timely and extremely knowledgeable of the activities and sites we were seeing. Very professional and flexible if we wanted to see more of something or slightly change our plans. For the most part though there was no real reason to change anything they put together.

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    Mailshilp Goel

    New delhi

    Mailshilp's 5 days trip to Kashmir

    It was a memorable trip with all the best hotels and facilities that kashmir tours and travel could provide us. All thanks to Shahanawaz sir and Khalid bhaiya who made the trip soo easy and as per our requirement. They did best to their efforts and as promised. These people are very polite and make efforts to satisfy the customer. Khalid bhaiya was very cooperative, polite and professional. Houseboat was too good at nigeen lake. we visited all the main places like pahalgam, sohanmarg, gulmarg with lots of fun and masti with ease of khalid bhaiya. Also, the prices are reasonable.

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    Gastroentrologydenmark

    New delhi

    Gastroentrologydenmark's 6 days trip to Kashmir

    Hi firstly the answer what most of the indians wants to know. Is Kashmir safe Answer- 100 times safer then Delhi...Every person is decent they respect women a lot..They don't hate India rather the politics has created a environment of corruption and severe unemployment...for eg a horse ride would charge you 2000but the guy with you(who would be with you will get only 200 RS a day rest all money would be taken by his Malik...even if you tip him in front of his Malik later he would snatch that money also... Not let's start the trip Day 1- we landed at airport at 12 in noon. Unfortunately that was a day of strike in Srinagar...Secondly our plan was to go to sonamarg the first day but that was not possible ......A small mistake by my travel consultant costed me one night t that beautiful place and have to stay at base station Kashmir.If you take a trip make first day Kashmir local site seeing...Nothing new you can get garden etc in Delhi also.....Target only hills from first day that's where the beauty lies.So we checked into the hotel milad regency.Excellent room very good staff.only problem was food was pathetic.Even on last day my cab driver said that he had never seen a hotel in Srinagar so lethargic that can't serve breakfast even at 9 am...lol...but they provided us with excellent rooms...cook just need a refresher course.....4/5 to Royal miladh...every one was good and have a smiling face.... Day 2 sonamarg- start of our trip...our can driver raja ji a very good person by nature and very entertaining took us to sonmarg...about 2 hours from srinagar...from there. You go for sightseeing ...the union can would charge you around 5500....I m a bad bargainer...The cab driver was even more good and took us to exotic locations with really adventurous roads....actually it's on way to kargil will take you to zero point where ladakh starts....again J.k police is damn corrupt and I saw them in necessary creating nuisance with driver...most likely for bribes. One returning we went to snow mountain did snow scooter 2500 for 2 and 1600 extra for self driving me and my wife drive it ...amazing experience....weather was beautiful....After sight seeing we returned back to our base station Kashmir(again slight negligence on part of our tour planner can't stay a night at sonamarg...but it's ok..I am not a messy person). Day 3 - We started early morning for pehegram....It's more beautiful then sonmarg.....we stayed for two nights at Eden resort...perfect is the only word I would say to describe the resort....period! At pehegram first day we took two ponies at 10500.5-6 hours adventurous ride on mountains...no roads nothing......it's some thing which only should be tried by adventurous people...finally after passing through a number ofvbeeautiful places we reach the valley called as mini Switzerland...again an awesome experience....bad thing is that I tipped the old pony man 500 RS which his Malik snatched...I rebuked him for that gave him extra 500 and gave old uncle 500 tip...at age of 55 he took us for 5-6 hour trip....uncle too told us that he is paid just 300-400 per day out of 10500 we gave...literally that's heart breaking. Evening stay at Eden is awesome...nothing to explain everything was up to the mark from food to waiter...a waiter was so good that when on second day I felt like sleeping and he don't saw me with my wife at buffet table he came to my room with 8 eggs.....vao such good peoples...Second day at pehelgam we took unionncar 1800 and went to alu betaab valley and amarnath staring point again beautiful scenes at various locations....The weather at amarnath starting point was rainy and we enjoyed it...... After that we headed back to Srinagar....Mughal garden etc.....fir tourists keep your stay at Srinagar minimum...it's nothing as compared to other places.....Basically as rest day as Srinagar was very hot that day I enjoyed wazawan.... While returning from pehegam at zabar shop we bought saffron shilajeet honey blackberry cranberry..To my utter surprise a villager sold me 2 kg of walnut giri in 1100 RS only.....we get it in 4000 RS in Delhi....we bought porchu at betaab valley and pashmina shawls from villagers at mini Switzerland...the level of bargain is that he was asking 750 per unit and at last he agreed at 4 units for 1000rs lol.....Let your wife bargain don't interfere...I was amazed to see that level of bargaining . Tour to gulmarg again awesome started at 9 reached at 11 took pony ..took gadola ride to the topmost mountain called phase 2.....enjoyed sledge...skieng and snow with rains .....14900 feet's high...our guide took 700 RS Sledge and skie was 4000 for 2. Gandola ride is fixed around 3800 for 2 till point 2...Most beautiful part of Srinagar as per me is gulmarg.again a part of mistake by my travel planner...no night stay at gulmarg(it should be there) rather we came down to Srinagar again. Please do take gulmarg night stay it's the most beautiful place.ponies took 2000 for 2...plus as my habit I tipped the pony boy with 200(depends on you).Every one was very good. Next morning we started for doodpathri....a less populated peaceful area.....again took ponies 2500 for 2 and the two gentle men took us for a 6-7 km sight seeing ...beautiful again....please tip them ...a cofee at Starbucks costs you 250....tipping those people with such good nature I feel banta hai Yar...... After doodh pathri we returned for shikara ride to our house boat....the shereon wangroo was very beautiful house boat....never expected that it would be so beautiful...old baba ki and cook uncle would serve you fresh meals and breakfast and honey moon cake..though not mandatory...I think you should tip them ...they are all so generous and polite.....The kasmir and population I met was totally different from what aaj Tak and all media channels shows....these people arrme 100 times more couteous then Delhi Gentry.......next day morning we did shikkara ride and jet skis tipped the old uncle who gave us a lots of blessing and clicked our pics...... Finally we left for airport ...Raja dropped us.... Overall a perfect trip fulll of enjoyment Keep at least 30 to 40 k extra for two person to enjoy each and every sight seeing...... In short very good peoples especially our driver and all hotel persons and shikara and house boat person and every one....The best kashmiri tea I got at phase 1 gandola ride station moon light restraunt....excellent kashmiri tea ..... Visit this place...it's really a paradise on Earth....I wasted a lots of money in Bali Thailand and all ....Real beauty was just 900 km away. From Delhi. P.s - keep Srinagar stay short. stay at every place sonamarg gulmarg pahalgam etc. Dr Rishu Saxena 7082276412 Every thing...I loved kashmiri people they are so good.

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    Pinak Parasar

    Guwahati

    Pinak's 7 days trip to Kashmir

    Everything was well planned. We loved and enjoyed every moment of our trip. Saba is very supportive and feel like a very close person to us, who is anytime ready to help us. Gulmarg is the best place among the three destination within Kashmir we have visited.

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    Niloffer Lazras

    Niloffer's 4 days trip to Kashmir

    We had a great trip to Kashmir last weekend.Excellent management by Uqba of Kashmir Holidays & wonderful hispitality of firdous bhai Superb tavera for travelling & awesome houseboat. Overall our trip was mesmerising with them. Kashmir is beautiful. Gulmarg, Pahalgam & last but not the least in Srinagar all are different, beautiful & must visit places. Specially river side camping & houseboat at nigeen lake was unforgettable. Thanks to Kashmir Holidays & Travels for everything. And Thank you for your Love. (citizens of Kashmir).

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

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

    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.

    If you want to enjoy snowfall in Gulmarg, then we recommend you to visit the place between December last till mid of February when there is enough snow on the ground, trees, and the entire landscape gets covered in snow. If you are lucky, you can even witness live snowfall anytime during these months.

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