Gondola Ride in Gulmarg
One of Asia`s highest as well as longest cable car plans
Rated 4.36/5 ( based on 1887 reviews )
Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
2 - 3 Days
About 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 and the second one gets done in about 12 minutes. The second phase of the gondola ride project was finished really fast. In about two years, the project was done and operational from May 28, 2005. The Gondola system makes use of 19 towers for the operation running between Gulmarg and Kongdoor stretch. This phase is capable of handling 1,500 people at its outer limit on an hourly basis. The second stretch or phase II that goes from Kongdoor to Apharwat, makes use of 18 towers and is capable of handling 600 people per hour.
The Gulmarg Gondola rides serve two purpose: transportation as well as leisurely entertainment. The entire cable car ride high above is extremely scenic and hence enjoyable. Another phase of Gondola ride can also be enjoyed by adventure seekers i.e., from Kongdoori to Marry Shoulder (a popular skiing destination).
Imagine being thousands of feet above the ground and hanging in a cable car with snowcapped mountains right in front of your eyes! This enthralling experience is what the Gondola rides provide tourists. So, this sure cannot be missed from your travel itinerary. Once riding on the Gondola you will get to see a bird’s-eye view of the whole mountainous area. The two phases of the cable car rides cover around 5 kms of total distance.
The two phases of the gondola ride transports around 600 people on an hourly basis, to and from Kongdoori Mountain (which is a part of the Afarwat Peak). The operational timings of the gondola ride is officially 10 AM to 5 PM but it also depends on the weather conditions in both the phases.
During the Gondola ride, you get ample opportunity to take in the beauty of Gulmarg. The weather being always nice and cold there, the Gondola ride is a popular tourist place. If you are looking to reach the summit of the mighty Apharwat peak, this is the only way you can go there. There is no delay in changing the Gondolas between the two phases. The whole transportation system here is managed very smoothly. However, in unlike weather conditions, the operation has to be closed at many occasions. So, make sure you enquire properly before you go, especially in winters that’s harsh in this region.
- View All
Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.
Places To Visit In Gulmarg
Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destinationView All
Alpather Lake in Gulmarg
Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows covered with wildflowers, the Alpather Lake located in Gulmarg is spellbinding. 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. Summertime lasts from May to September and thi...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
- Religious Tour
- 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...
- Golf Course
Things To Do In Gulmarg
Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiencesView All
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...
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 ...
- Fishing trip
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...
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...
- Tea gardens
Our experts would love to create a package just for you!
Fill in your requirements here >
Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace
Easy, Secure & Reliable
Authentic Traveler Reviews
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
Sunny's 5 days trip to GulmargThis was my 1st Solo trip and it went well.. Stay: My stay at Srinagar was very good. Pahalgam stay was good. Gulmarg was ok ok. I was not happy with houseboat stay as facility was very less with multiple power cuts and limited time of heater availability. Cab and Driver Can was good for solo traveler but I was not so happy with driver as he was continuosly on his personal call and was hardly guiding me on trip. He was late at couple of instance and I hv to wait for long. Travel agent. Was happy with travel agent. thanks Nahida for giving me good deal and happy with travel agent service.. however just keep hotels and driver reviews, as it impacts overall experience. Snow, Snow and Snow. Gulmarg was best and shikara ride was memorable
Vinayak's 6 days trip to GulmargWe had a very memorable experience in Kashmir. Thanks to Travel Triangle for connecting us with Kashmir Boulevard.
Zainmohammed's 4 days trip to GulmargTravel agent did not deliver what they promised and house boat was not well maintained
Khansaad's 7 days trip to GulmargI was always in a dilemma whether a travel agency would provide me a good service because a lot of my friends and family faced false commitments and misleading claims. Despite of that I chose going on a trip with travel triangle and to my surprise they provided me exemplary service and everything was well planned and executed. In a nutshell i would say “ Paisa vasool” experience I would also like to mention and give my special thanks to Team Zipgo Travels, Aaliya Madam And Aijaz Sir Best part of my trip was in Gulmarg where I enjoyed a number of snow sporting activities
Abhisheik's 6 days trip to GulmargAll’s well that ends well. It was great travelling to Kashmir. Fact that driver could have been better more talkative it could have been more owesome. Doodhpatri was owesome.
Kiranpink's 4 days trip to GulmargAll the series given are the best .only Jammu hotels has poor service nt even 2 star hotel The arrangement was
Abhishek's 3 days trip to GulmargI had a very good experience from holiday planner. They have treated me as a family. i would highly recommend to take the package from holiday planner. All the staff were very cooperative and professional. and always ready to give you 24*7 support. Thanks holiday planner to made my trip wonderful. gulmarg
Priyanka's 6 days trip to GulmargAsif and Saba are very supportive and helpful. They have treated us as family and ready to help any time. They have customised the tour as per our recommandation. All travel was awesome. Overall nice experience. Highly recommended holiday planner for planning j&k tours. All the places are beautiful .
Puneetgoel's 7 days trip to Gulmargthis trip is very memorable trip of our life nd so much time of traffic jams are here but we enjoyed alot. our hotels are also good , pahalgam rooms are great and srinagar hotel is very good but a little small in size...
Suman's 7 days trip to GulmargBest part of the trip was car driver named Bilal and Sameer khan.Gulmarg hotel was really bad and this made me disappointing. Pahalgam trip and the journey in between
Want best packages handpicked just for you?
Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts
FAQ's of Gulmarg
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
The popular gondola ride of Gulmarg is a cable car that takes you from Gulmarg to Kungdoori in phase 1, and then from Kungdoori to Apparwath in Phase 2.
The first phase takes people to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station, whereas the second stage of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft.
How It Works1
Personalise This Package
Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.2
Get Multiple Quotes
Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.3
Book The Best Deal
Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.