THINGS TO DO IN GULMARG – A Complete Travel Guide

Gulmarg can be called a happy place. You will be happy at this hill station on your Kashmir trip. Gulmarg is a top Indian winter destination and a great place to ski. Gulmarg also boasts the highest Gondola ride in the world. There are many other interesting things you can do in Gulmarg.

Gulmarg is stunning in winter. This was actually one of the reasons that I was skeptical about visiting this spot in spring. We were also exploring offbeat Kashmir, so I considered skipping Gulmarg. Boy! But I was wrong. It is breathtaking at any time of the year. Gulmarg is a must-see on any Jammu and Kashmir Tour Package for anyone who has never been to Kashmir.

Agni was the one who literally took me there. Yeah! Yeah! Sometimes, the wife is wrong! Sometimes, the husband has brilliant ideas. ).

Gulmarg literally translates to “the meadow full of flowers”. The green hills of this area are filled with colorful flowers in summer. This place is a must-see with its stunning beauty, breathtaking landscapes, gondola rides and adventure activities. You can read our entire experience to learn more about Gulmarg and what to do there.

Where is Gulmarg located?

Gulmarg, a picturesque hill station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla District is known as. It is situated at an elevation of 8690 feet within the Pir Panjal range in the western Himalayas.

This place was named ‘Gulmarg’ by Sultan Yusuf Shah Chak in the 16th Century. Habba Khatoon, his wife, used to visit this place.

Gulmarg was also a favorite destination of Emperor Jahangir. He may have collected up to 21 wild flowers here for his gardens.

Gulmarg was used as a refuge for British soldiers during British rule just like Darjeeling Shimla and Mussoorie.

Is Gulmarg secure?

It is safe to visit Gulmarg. Tourists visit the place throughout the year. Tourists are always welcomed by the friendly Kashmiri people. This is not just in this area, but throughout Kashmir.

Gulmarg Travel Guide

How do I reach Gulmarg

You must first travel to Srinagar in order to reach Gulmarg. Flying from New Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai to Srinagar will connect you to the city.

Gulmarg, located approximately 60 km from Srinagar is reachable by car in 90 minutes. Private taxis will take you from Srinagar and Gulmarg. Taxi fare includes driver and fuel.

Gulmarg by shared taxi

Srinagar is not accessible by shared taxis. You will need to share a cab with others to Tangmarg. You will need to take another taxi to Gulmarg. You can also take a local bus, but they are limited to Tangmarg.

When is the best time of year to visit Gulmarg

It all depends on what you are looking to do in Gulmarg. Winter is the best time to visit Gulmarg if you love snow and snow activities. Some people visit this area to escape the heat of the plains. Summer will be the best season for them. The best time to look for greenery and flowers in the valleys is July through September. The busiest season is April through June.

Things to Do in Gulmarg In 1 Day

Gulmarg Tour Package has many things to offer. We decided to take a day trip, even though we would love to spend a night there. We decided to spend the night there the next time we visited in winter.

We left Srinagar early and were soon out of the city. We were immediately shown what to expect from the day when we first saw the mountains. We soon reached Magam, which was a small village along the way.

We finally reached Tangmarg, the point where the uphill road begins. The landscape changes slowly too. Slowly, the mustard fields and plains are being replaced by tall pines or cedars. The green meadows were soothing for the eyes.

We soon reached Gulmarg which was our destination for that day. It is small, but it houses the bus stop and parking lot. It is a tiny hill station that relies on tourism. The market area is home to many shops and restaurants. This area is home to many guides and ponies. Outside cars are not permitted beyond this point.

We were greeted by a group of ponies owners and guides as soon as we arrived at the parking lot. They will approach you and ask you to ride a pony or help with the guides. You can take a pony ride if you want. It will benefit the local economy.

 

To explore this area, you don’t need a guide. The places are clearly marked, and a guide is not necessary to tell the stories.

 

Ponies are not required to visit Gulmarg if you enjoy walking around. Although not too far from the attractions, they are still easily accessible. You can explore the area on foot if you’re staying overnight. Let me tell you about what we did.

 

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