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Gulmarg is one of the most popular skiing destinations in India that has got absolutely stunning beauty along with the picturesque landscapes. The snowfall, the panoramic mountains, the valleys, and everything is just beyond perfect. It is sure shot summer getaway for people who like chilling winters. Gulmarg Gondola is one of the prime attractions of Gulmarg and is the second-highest cable car on the planet.

The Gondola ride gives you the most luxurious sight of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg merged. The cable car rides are unquestionably the essence of catching the excellence and quality of this place. The first phase of the Gondola takes visitors to the height of 8530 ft. to Kongdori Station and the second phase of the Gondola goes up to the tallness of 12293 ft. Visitors can enjoy horse riding or can go riding to the glorious "Strawberry Valley", Leopards Valley and ride up to "Kongdori" to see the frozen lake of "Al-Pathar".

History of Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a small village located in the Pir Panjal Peaks in the extreme western age in the Himalayan range of India. It was established as a Ski Resort by two British Army officers in 1927. It was considered as the favourite vacation destination for the Mughal to British rulers.  

Places to Visit in Gulmarg

Apharwat Peak. Situated at a height of 4,390 meters above the sea level in Gulmarg, this place receives a very heavy amount of snowfall. Moreover, what is quite interesting to know about this place is the fact that the line of control is situated at a distance of a few kilometres from this place. Doesn’t that sound somewhat interesting? Apharwat peak offers the tourists an amazing sense of awe along with the scenic and majestic views of the valley. This is definitely a must-visit tourist attraction in Gulmarg.

Gulmarg Gondola. The Gulmarg Gondola is one of the world's highest operating cable cars. The highest lines are inclusive of the Dagu glacier in Sichuan, China. This lift ferries about 600 people on an hourly basis to and from the Kongdoori Mountain.

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Alpather Lake. This lake is also known as Alpather Lake which owing to its very nature of being frozen from the month of November to mid-June is quite popular among tourists. The charming and spell-binding aura of this place is all about relating with people offering them peace and soothing travel experience.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Ningle Nallah. The Ningle Nallah is quite a charming tourist destination to particularly visit in Gulmarg. This alluring mountain stream flows through the phenomenally green valleys. The snow-capped mountains which are there in the backdrop of the blooming wildflowers on either side of the gurgling stream quite successfully make a dreamlike setting for the overall place. And it is after passing through the mountains along with the valleys, this stream mixes into the Jhelum which is situated near Sopore.

Visit Khilanmarg. If you want to know how a paradise may look then Khilanmarg is the kind of place which you should visit. The place is carpeted with flowers of varied colours and a divine ambiance. And it is in the spring season that the overall beauty of this place is at its peak.

Maharani Temple. What is quite surprisingly interesting about this place is the fact that in this particular temple all the rituals are specifically performed by a Muslim priest. Now, that is a great and unique reason to visit this tourist destination all the more, isn’t it so?

Events and Festivals in & Around Gulmarg

Gulmarg Winter Fest. The Gulmarg Winter Fest was started in the year 2003 with the main objective of spreading awareness about travel and tourism, music and adventure sports popular in Gulmarg.

Golfing. If you are a golf fan then, in Gulmarg you will be finding the highest golf course in the whole world. The golf course here is quite stern as well as unyielding and that can sometimes be quite frustrating for a player. But, the overall beauty is what makes this place to be simply a delight and worth visiting with your friends and loved ones.

Best Time to Visit Gulmarg

The best time to visit Gulmarg is specifically from March to June as the overall temperature and the climatic conditions are quite pleasant during this time of the year.

How to Reach Gulmarg

By Air. The nearest airport which is situated in Gulmarg is in Sri Nagar Airport. It is just 59 kilometres away from Gulmarg. One can take local modes of transport like bus or taxi towards Gulmarg which will just take 1 or more hours to reach.

By Train. The nearest railway station is situated in Jammu Tawi Railway Station at a distance of around 290 kilometres. The railway station is well-connected with other major cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. 

By Road. If you are thinking to travel to Gulmarg by road then traveling by bus or a train would be a good option to consider.

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