The state of Jammu and Kashmir is the most romantic and magnificent place in India. There are many attractions in the state which includes Gulmarg, a small town. This small town is the skiing center and is thronged by the tourists in huge numbers. Gulmarg, Kashmir is very close to the Himalayas and is situated at an elevation of around 8800 ft. Fresh snow and related adventure and sports activities make this place the favorite of tourists. Gulmarg Tourism is a must for every nature lover and those who love snow.
Gulmarg is just 52 Kms. from Srinagar, the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg base is connected by road and reaching the snow can be either by walk or horse ride. People have to go on horse ride only to roam around the place.
Best time for visiting gulmarg
The best time to visit Gulmarg is between December and March, when skiing activities are at peak. After that the number of visitors starts reducing.
Srinagar, which is about 50 Kms. from Gulmarg is well connected by road, train and air. Tourists can fly to Srinagar from Delhi or take the train.
Snow, Sports and adventure activities, mainly skiing, are the main attraction of Gulmarg. The cable car in Gulmarg which takes tourists to a height of about 4000 meters is the main attraction. People go by cable car to reach the skiing destinations and they get a beautiful view of the snow covered peaks during the journey which takes about 10-12 minutes. Gulmarg also has the world’s highest green golf course, which attracts lots of Golfers.
There are many gardens and lakes worth visiting nearby Gulmarg. Sonamarg can also be added to the itinerary which is around 80 kms. from Srinagar. The drive to this place is breathtaking and the place is famous for snow and sports activities. There is a Shiva temple at the base of Gulmarg which is worth visiting. Gulmarg tourism is a lifetime experience, enjoy every minute of your stay, travel and sports.
There are many eateries at the base where tourists get all types of food which can be enjoyed along with the view of snow clad mountains, before taking a horse ride further.
Accommodation available in Gulmarg ranges from Rs. 500 per day to five star hotels like Alpine Ridge, Gulmarg. Tourists also stay at Srinagar and visit Gulmarg which can be covered in 8-10 hours.
Depending on the time of your visit, take warm clothes. If you have not carried them, you can take them on rent. The weather condition is highly unpredictable here, so it is a must to carry snow boots, warm jackets and head cover.
Gulmarg Tourism is promoting Gulmarg for skiing enthusiasts and golfers. People from all over the world visit this place for the mesmerizing white beauty, sports and adventure.