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Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys.
Known for its scenic beauty, Gulmarg has also been a popular destination for shooting of various Bollywood films. Among one of the top honeymoon locations, Gulmarg boasts of being a beautiful town without the crowd like Manali and Shimla. Gulmarg has also been developed as an adventure hub as Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here. A lot of courses on trekking, mountaineering, skiing, etc. are offered by IISM at great prices here. However, if you are planning to do a course, it is advisable to book your course well in advance. There are a lot of other private tour operators in Gulmarg as well which provide similar courses and facilities for skiing, snowboarding and trekking. The cable car here is also one of the prime attractions here and is the 2nd highest cable car in the world.
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Had an unpleasant experience with the guys who bring horse for riding. They force you for horse riding and finally threaten. You can walk to the cable car point in Gulmarg and take tickets to go up. The taxi drivers will stop way before the cable car point as per the agreement with the horse wallas. Even the police their take bribes. But you are free to walk. Never go for horse ride in Gulmarg. Have fun.
Carry optimal winter clothing to the peak. Winter gear like boots, coats, gloves and hats are available on daily rent basis at the foothills, you do not have to buy them. While on the Gondola ride, visit Phase II first, before camping out on Phase I. Carry an umbrella as well.
- With invariably low temperatures, travellers must make it a point to be well equiped with wollens, hand gloves, boots and overcoats. Also, ensure that you have enough money stashed on you as there are only 2 ATM's there which can not be completely relied on.
A great destination to visit in both summers and winters. Stunning landscapes throughout the year.
Terrorism activities and curfew are very common in parts of Jammu and Srinagar which affect tourism. Outside private vehicles are not allowed in Gulmarg except for drop and pick at the hotel.
A paradise for the honeymooners and romantic vacation. Perfect for adventure lovers as it is a great ski destination.