Fast Facts :
Location : Situated in Baramula district in Jammu and Kashmir and 52 km away from Srinagar.
Prime Attraction : Gondola
Also popular for : Trekking, Skiing, Horse Riding, Sledging and Golfing
Language Spoken : Kashmiri, Pahari, Dogri, Gojiri, Balti, Ladakhi, Pashto and Shina.
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, India :
Gulmarg, the name itself suggests the blessed land from Mother Nature. It is a small hill station with a notified area in the Baramula district in Jammu & Kashmir. From Srinagar, it is located about 52 km. To describe this place definitely a person will fall short of adjectives, as Gulmarg offers magnificent picturesque. The place is shrouded with Snow Mountains and massive pine forests. The place is moreover constellated with colorful flowers of buttercups, daises, forget me not and bluebells. Gulmarg pulls more than thousand tourists from all over the world, as it offers exquisite opportunities and natural beauty specially for golfing, trekking.
Best Recommended time to Visit :
Visiting Gulmarg in summers will be best, if you are more interested in trekking and if you love Skiiing then November to February is the best. Golfing too can be enjoying with the exquisite beauty of the location in summers.
Major Tourist Attraction :
Gondola: It is the sightseeing trip that takes you to the top of the Gondola peak. It is a like cable car trip that takes you breathtaking journey by seeing the exquisite view of Gulmarg from the top.
Trekking : Gulmarg serves you an important platform for your short & long treks with your companion. As the picturesque of the location is magnificent and is cloaked with dense forest with pine trees. Trekking in north part of Gulmarg is the range of Pir Panjal. Even walking towards the Ferozepur Nala for a trek is breathtaking because of the natural beauty been spread on the mountains. Beyond the Nala is the Danwas, Tejjan and on the south is the Bamaidan. The trekking from Gulmarg towards Tosamaidan is intresting and is considered to be travelled in three stages.
Skiing : If you are exploring Skiing for the first time, then Gulmarg is the place to show of the skills. Here you can get all skiing equipments on hire. Gulmarg is tagged as a favorite destination for the skiers during the winters. The slope over there is clear enough and is separated for the beginners as well as for professional skiers. The skiers who are well versed with skiing often practice these adventurous sports on the top of PeaApharawat that last your journey for 30 mins. Besides these there are other adventurous sports such as Snow Bobbing, Snow Mobile and Tobogganig. The longest skiing is practiced with a height of 2213 m on the Gondola Cable.
Sledging : Take your wooden board on the top of a hill and slope downwards on the snow covered region. The sledge pullers and sledge is available there on the shops.
Golfing : It is one of the adventurous sports practiced in Gulmarg from more than hundred years. It is also the best spot to visit during holidays. The Gulmarg Golf Club is the place where you can start your temporary account by hiring golf equipments.
Horse Riding : The exquisite natural beauty allows you tranquil horse riding in Gulmarg.
Accodomation in Gulmarg :
You can avail with plenty of options for staying in Gulmarg. The Royal Park, Hill top, Zahger, Pine Palace, Gulmarg Inn and Grand Mumtaz are some of the best hotels in Gulmarg.