Gulmarg is located at the height of 2730 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by glittering snow capped peaks, beautiful forest hills and meadows, deep ravines and valleys which make this place more beautiful. Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station which is well known as a skiing destination. This amazing town is within the Himalayas and the miles of the LOC between India and Pakistan.

It also has amazing world’s highest 18 hole green golf courses. The people who have a desire to visit the more natural atmosphere can visit the regions like Nanga Parbat, Haramukh and various other places of the Kashmir Valley.

Main Attractions

You can visit various wonderful places in Gulmarg like:


Most beautiful tourist spot of the region is Khilanmarg. The wonderful view of Kashmir Valley and Himalayan Range is visible from this place; the sight scene can be enjoyed from there.

Alpathar Lake

This Lake is located at the foot of the twin peaks of Apharwat which remains frozen till the end of June. Apart from walking, the only means of reaching the place is through pony.

Other such beautiful places are

  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Ningle Nallah
  • Ferozpur Nallah
  • Banibal Nag

Best Time to Visit

Ideal time to visit Gulmarg for sightseeing is between the months May and September. If you have a desire for skiing and other winter sports, then the great time is from November to February for these sports.

Heli Skiing Resort in Asia

Various slopes of different heights between 8,700 and 10,500 ft are situated near the Gulmarg. This makes Gulmarg the only heli skiing resort in the whole Asia and also the most amazing skiing location in India.

As it is the famous snow sports centre, suitable equipments, clothes and instructors are easily available at this place. The prominent activity which is preferred by almost all the tourist here are skiing, cable car ride and the Gulmarg Gondola, which is among the highest cable car facilities in the whole world.

How to Reach Gulmarg

There is no airport or railway station located in Gulmarg, you have to get down on Srinagar first for the Gulmarg and then you can drive to for the hill station.

By Air

The nearby airport is at Srinagar, which is around 57 km from Gulmarg.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is in Jammu.

By Road

The state bus service of Jammu and Kashmir can be taken, which is connected with all the main cities and towns. Numbers of buses are also available for Jammu and Kashmir. Otherwise you can just hire a private cab or taxi for Gulmarg.

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