Gulmarg is a city in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, Gulmatg is located in Jammu region is fampous for having cable car situated on the worlds highest peaks called Gondola (cable car)
How to visit Gulmarg
Gulmarg is 13 kms from Tangmarg. Tangmarg is like a base of the base for mountains servicing Gulmarg. Most of the tourist sightseeing places are in Gulmarg and the hotels are in Tangmarg along with few tourists points. Gulmarg to Tanmarg is about 13kms and take 45mts.
Gulmarg is a very small town having wide spread meadows in the centre of the valley.
It has many hotels, gondola, shops, government residences at its periphery. Few of the tourists sightseeing places are Rani's temple, Children's park, St. Mary's Church, Golf course etc. are located in the valley. The Gondola is situated at one of the corners of the paddock. There are lot of street g\food joints and restaurants for the tourists. The tourists can also walk on foot or on pony. Local auto rickshaw is also available. On foot is advisable to enjoy the local sightseeing dn culture its worth walking. Its advisable to stay close to market.
Walking would take about one hour in summer. Around Gulmarg go for a You can go for a sledge ride driven by locals people. The quickest means of transport in Gulmarg depends upon your negotiation skills. The gondola is located around 1.5 km walking distance from central Gulmarg.
What is Gondola
Gulmarg has some of most wonderful treks in the world which are only easily accessible in summer season.
Skiing season commences from December and lasts till March. Snow Conditions are fabulous .
The main attraction of Gulmarg is “The Gondola”. Completed in the year 2004, its of about 3995 meters run. It is the highest "ski lift" in the world.
The skiing sight trip is accessible through Gondola Rope-way ride in 2 phases.
Phase-I Gulmarg to Kungdoor which is near Khilanmarg
Phase-II Kungdoor to Aparwath
The Gondola ticket is between Rs. 800 & 1000 approximately including return journey. You may buy the ticket at the counter.
Between May to Oct there will not be any snow near Phase-I Hence, so It is advisable to book gondola for Phase-II tour only.
The view is extraordinary and breathtaking which is also surprising. The mountains are visible from the view point of the top hill. The Mountain Biking can be done from June to September and take pleasure in some of the finest downward Mountain biking in world.
Adventure sports in Gulmarg
Skiing and snowboarding are the primary activities for any tourist in Gulmarg. The skiing season begins from 25th of every December till March. The snow is generally powdery and deep. There is a huge number of opportunities for skiing from each of the gondola stations and the chairlift on predominantly underground powder runs. Gulmarg is comparable to the higher areas of Whistler / Blackcomb.
For beginners of skiing area is opens between 10am to 2:30pm
Gandola ski area is on Mt. Apharwat, 4,100mts to 1,800mts vertical meters.
The Phase-I of Gondola is open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Stay safe : The Temperatures in Gulmarg is always below zero
Distances from :
Gulmarg from Srinagar is 45kms