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Gondola Ride in Gulmarg

One of Asia`s highest as well as longest cable car plans

Tourism in Gulmarg

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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.

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    Sunny Talreja

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    Sunny's 5 days trip to Gulmarg

    This 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

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    Vinayak's 6 days trip to Gulmarg

    We had a very memorable experience in Kashmir. Thanks to Travel Triangle for connecting us with Kashmir Boulevard.

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    Zainmohammed's 4 days trip to Gulmarg

    Travel agent did not deliver what they promised and house boat was not well maintained

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    Mumbai

    Khansaad's 7 days trip to Gulmarg

    I 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

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    Abhisheik Raps

    Hyderabad

    Abhisheik's 6 days trip to Gulmarg

    All’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.

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    Mumbai

    Kiranpink's 4 days trip to Gulmarg

    All the series given are the best .only Jammu hotels has poor service nt even 2 star hotel The arrangement was

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    Abhishek's 3 days trip to Gulmarg

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    Puneetgoel's 7 days trip to Gulmarg

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    Kolkata

    Suman's 7 days trip to Gulmarg

    Best 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

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    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.

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