Jammu & Kashmir
Best To Travel
All the year round
- Skiing, Snowboarding
- Summer - 25 deg to 35 deg C , Winter - drops to minus 10
Sashay down snowy slopes in Winter, picnic by a serene stream in Summer or
enjoy the drama of nature in Fall you will always find more reasons
than needed to visit Gulmarg. Gulmarg is a great winter destination which
showcases a unique and majestic form with every change of season. Spring
here brings with itself lovely flowers and Autumn sees the changing of the
leaves from shades of green to flaming red and bright yellows. Even a
sitting around the place in magical silence , watching the flames of the
bonfire lit near the banks of the streams gives a great sense of delight.
Located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir,today, Gulmarg is not merely a
mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf
course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m. Gulmarg looks like a fantasy
set in a film and not surprisingly have been the venue of several films.
Gulmarg was earlier called as 'Gaurimarg' by the shepherds but later on it
was the 16th century Sultan Yusuf Shah, who got inspired by the sight of the
grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers and transformed the name of hill
station to Gulmarg. It was also a favourite haunt of emperor Jehangir, who
once collected about 21 varieties of flowers from here.
Travel Attractions in Gulmarg
Skiing & Heliskiing
- Gulmarg is the proud owner of
Asia's one of the most famous Heli-skiing resorts. The place also has great
slopes for learners , good equipment for hire and well -qualified
instructors to teach the right technique.
- Gulmarg also has one of the world's highest
green golf courses, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building
in its own right. For the would-be golfer, there are golf sets on hire, pros
to instruct one in the game, and temporary memberships. Naturally, these
facilities are available to players as well, except that serious golfers
usually carry their sets along.
- The Gondola Lift will take you up above
15,000 ft and is one of the highest in the world. You can touch the skies
and merge with the clouds.
- This beautiful lake lies across the
Apharwat peak and remains frozen even during summers.
Tourist Preferred Hotels
There are a number of accommodation options in Gulmarg which ranges from
Star to budget. To mention a few are:
Gulmarg Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
- Hotel Highlands Park
- Hotel Hilltop
- Pine Palace
- Hotel Kingsley
- Hotel Nedou's
: The nearest airport to Gulmarg is in Badgam district.
: The Jammu railway station is the closest in the vicinity.
: Gulmarg is 56 kms from Srinagar. Jammu & Kashmir SRTC
operates regular deluxe and ordinary bus services from Srinagar. In winter,
the buses operate up to Tangmarg (11 kms from Gulmarg), the remaining
distance being covered with smaller vehicles. Tourist taxis also operate
between Srinagar and Gulmarg.