Gulmarg legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country, in addition to Pahalgam and to some extend Sonmarg in Kashmir. Welcome to Gulmarg the hill resort with magical meadows and mountains. Then natural beauty of Gulmarg has attracted tourists since long. In fact the hill resort of Gulmarg literally means “the meadow of flowers”. The snow-clad peaks and the lovely landscapes of Gulmarg have provided background for several Bollywood ventures. The slopes of Gulmarg make it Asia’s only heli-skiing resort. There are immense beauty and adventure activities that make Gulmarg much more than a cool hill resort.
Location: 56-km South West of Srinagar, Kashmir Region, J&K.
Main Attractions: Alpather Lake, Golf Courses & Skiing
How to spend time/Attractions: Golf, Trekking, Cable Car ride, Angling, Horse Riding, Skiing, Ice Skating, Photography, and Sledge Ride.
Best Time to Visit: May to September, November to February
Places to Visit:
Golf Courses In Gulmarg – Nestled at an altitude of 2, 650, the hill resort got the highest green golf course in the world. The layout of the Golf course is quiet striking Golf Course was started by the British who used Gulmarg as a holiday resort and then it was later on opened to golf lovers in the year 1904. The golf course is handled by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation.
Trekking – Gulmarg makes an excellent base for trekking in the northern Pir Panjal Range. Nanga Parbat can be seen to the north from several view points, including Khilanmarg, west and over 1,500 feet up the forested hillside from Gulmarg. Gulmarg trekking provides an excellent base in the northern Pir Panjal Range. You can view Nanga Parbat from several view points. You will find Pir Panjal somewhat rounded when you will walk up its slopes.
SKI RESORT :
Ski in Gulmarg – a wonderful combination of incredible Curry powder skiing and the unique Hospitable Kashmiri culture – Which Makes it one of the world’s Most Adventurous & Memorable skiing experience one can ever have.
GONDOLA (CABLE CAR) :
Gulmarg has been the premier spot for Ski lovers, with good snow conditions from December to April .Modern facilities such as T bars, ski lifts, chair cable cars and ropeways are also available.
Helisking is also possible at Gulmarg Skiing is done on open slope , off trail through the pine forests .Among the major facilities available for skiing is the Gulmarg Gondola Cable Car from Gulmarg to the majestic heights of the Apaharwat mountains, to facilitate the Ice hockey and Ice skating games are also played now at Gulmarg.