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Fishing in Gulmarg

In and around Gulmarg, there are number of fresh water streams for catching fish

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About 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 to indulge in fishing for the people who would want to avoid crowd and seek peace. Heading to the Confluence is a good bet for fishing. The confluence is where the streams from Ferozepur Nallah and River Bahan merge.

Another good place to go fishing would be to Ferozepur Nallah (that flows through Chinamarg and Nurpur Pass). Just 5kms away from Gulmarg, you can trout fish out here. Camping is also allowed near the nallah where you can enjoy with your friends and family.

One can also head to Ningle Nallah. This place offers all the privacy a fisher usually needs since it is completely isolated from the crowd of tourists. Trout fishing is famous in ningle nallah. You can also arrange for a camp fire here to party after your catch! This area is also an ideal place for picnics.

Kashmir`s sport trout are not native to Kashmir. This fish was brought-in by the British. The Himalayan water is natural and rich in nutrients. Thus, it supports very many aquatic lives. The fish species od rainbow as well as brown trout flourished since their inception in the water of Gulmar and were completely acclimatized here. Fishing is a permitted activity in streams of Gulmarg. However, glacial lakes remain untouched as usual.

Fly fishing is also an important activity of Gulmarg. Tourists enjoy fly fishing in various water bodies of Gulmarg. Fishing in Gulmarg is common among foreign tourists. Talk to your trip agent or guide and spend a day just relaxing and fishing in Gulmarg. It sure would be a different experience. The beautiful weather and scenery adds more fun to this activity.

The place called fishing pond is yet another place to practice fishing in Gulmarg. The water here is crystal clear water and you can literally see all the fish swimming inside. Fishing gear like rod and reel can be easily hired here. If you have your own fishing rod and reel, then you are all set to catch some big and small games here. The place itself is beautiful and calm, which is what makes it ideal for fishing.

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    Satish Gopalani

    New delhi

    Satish's 7 days trip to Gulmarg

    Thanks to Travel Triangle and Henat from Kashmir Boulevard Tour Travels for the awesome Kashmir trip. Our driver Aadil was very good and co-operative and helped us a lot during our trip

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    Shivam Shinde

    Srinagar

    Shivam's 6 days trip to Gulmarg

    We booked from Rizz and they really planned well. Hotels were good at good locations and also the transport provided was good. Would thank Sana from Rizz for constantly being in touch and providing us the tour for a competitive price and Mr Fayaz, our driver, for guiding us well throughout.

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    Milind Pandey

    New delhi

    Milind's 8 days trip to Gulmarg

    Kashmir is the beauty we fell in love with. There is no doubt about that. Let's review the arrangements. Driver: Our driver Muzzaffar uncle was an awesome guy. Though he took us to showrooms where we bought things a tad higher but he was knowledgeable, polite, and helping. Overall he was good. Hotels: 1. Golden Tulip (Srinagar): A good hotel in terms of infrastructure and food. 2. Royal Park(Gulmarg): Though the location is fantastic. The infrastructure was pathetic. My wife almost got burnt due to a leakage of hot water in their bathrooms. Staff behavior was excellent. If they fix their infrastructure it would be the best hotel. 3. Pahalgam Retreat(Pahalgam): Worst hotel. They served a half-cooked chicken because they were busy preparing for dinner. I would request TRAVEL HOME to stop dealing with them. They told us to manage because they are in the mountains. But at the same time, they mentioned their amenities like any other hotel. JUST STOP DEALING WITH THEM. They will reduce your reputation. A piece of advice: Don't listen to everything your driver says. While our driver was right most of the time. He made us get guides and ponys when it was not needed. Overall he was good. This is not a complaint against him. Most of the drivers will do such things. The travel home team was nice and responsive. Check-ins and checkouts were hassle-free. Just stop dealing with Pahalgam retreat and check the hotel infrastructure which you deal with.

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    Deepak Panwar

    New delhi

    Deepak's 5 days trip to Gulmarg

    We had an awesome trip to kashmir, houseboat stay was the best and the food was delicious. Expecting proper lunch services in houseboat soon. Gulmarg was amazing, had lots of fun Sledge ride in Gulmarg. Shikara ride in the cold evening. Pahalgam horse ride.

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    Sush C

    Pune

    Sush's 5 days trip to Gulmarg

    It was a well planned trip of J & K, customized as per our requirements, was a nice experience.

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    Pruthvi

    Bangalore

    Pruthvi's 6 days trip to Gulmarg

    Thank you zippgo and aarooj for arranging a wonderful and memorable trip in gulmarg, srinagar . We had a blast, fun filled vacation where we did all possible activities like skiing, ATV ride, snow mobile, cable car, sledge ride, horse ride and lots and lots of fun in snow. A big thanks to Rafiq bhai for taking good care and covering all the places in time.

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    Sidhart

    Mumbai

    Sidhart's 8 days trip to Gulmarg

    Things that went well: 1) Good support from zippgo travel consultant Arooj. She has really helped me with all my travel queries and issues regarding during my travel whenever asked within quick time. When Pahalgam hotel was pathetic, she was quick to arrange another hotel in Srinagar. 2) Hotel in Gulmarg was perfect. Also the day in Gulmarg. 3) Driver had good driving skills, arranged a good guide for us in Gulmarg. Suggested good places to buy winterwears and dry fruits. Things which did not go well: 1) Srinagar hotel Golden Tulip was not good in terms of service and variety of food (not good options for vegetarians) 2) Driver could have been better in terms of suggesting or helping us in our daily trip itineraries. He was not that informative like local Kashmiri people. In Srinagar he was in a hurry to finish off our sightseeing quickly, especially last day. He didn't even know or acted not knowing that I already had a dal lake shikara complimentary. He was also not made aware enough by zippgo about our last day trip. 3) Hotel in Pahalgam was the worst possible experience. Big fault from zippgo to suggest us this hotel for stay. They should have reviewed this, as there was no proper heating or support staff in green heights pahalgam. Dinner was inedible here. 4) I was charged higher when hotel in Gulmarg was upgraded. But no price was reduced when pahalgam was downgraded from Eden resort 4 star to Green heights (Cannot be rated in stars.) Things which could have been better: 1) Communication gap between driver and zippgo 2) Driver in tourist locations should have an element of being a guide. He should have the energy or enthusiasm to make our trip memorable. For our case, it was just a driver. The day in Gulmarg was mesmerizing. The guide arranged by our driver was perfect. Pony ride was full of adventure in Pahalgam.

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    Virajhegde

    Mumbai

    Virajhegde's 7 days trip to Gulmarg

    Mr. Meer our tour manager was helpful and kept in touch with us throughout the tour to ensure our well being. Mr Fayaz our cab driver is an amazing person and was more like friend. They ensured that our trip remained memorable.

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    Ravi Thapliyal

    New delhi

    Ravi's 6 days trip to Gulmarg

    Hotels except Sxr n houseboats were worse. Power cutting was their routines. Hotel at Pehalgam was very far and poor road condition. You cannot go out for walking. Hospitality except Sxr were not good. In Gulmarg we have to bring water for drinking from kitchen. Very poor. In pehalgam hotel we forget my wife coat. Despite several requests we have not recd the coat. Even rqstd to Ms Rabia but in vain.

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    Salmashebnum

    Bengaluru

    Salmashebnum's 4 days trip to Gulmarg

    Best experience !! We were taken care by SHAHID SALAM KHAN for the entire trip,which was incredible.. keeping my kids 5years old n 8years old in mind.. the rooms were huge enough with extra bed.. as told,we were given Etios car with ADIL,the guy who drove us round kashmir.. these both guys,made us feel safe and comfortable without any issues.. there was warmth in their hospitality and very kind hearted guys.. who were at peck of a call .. must visit through KASHMIR HOLIDAY PACKAGE only.. worth every penny spent.. It's at chandanvadi, and betaab valley.. where in we have to go though government given vehicles only..

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

    Yes, a permit is required for trout fishing in Gulmarg, and can be bought from the Directorate of Fisheries, 77-B, Gogjibagh, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar. The permit is valid for only a day

    Trouts are the prize catch that everyone is after in Gulmarg.

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