Places To Visit In Gulmarg

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1. Gulmarg Gondola

Gulmarg Gondola
Must Visit 4.4 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Highlights: Gulmarg Gondola Chairlift, Kongdoori Phase 1, (Read More) Apharwat Peak Phase 2

Gulmarg Gondola is the second longest and second highest cable car in the world and the prime attraction Gulmarg is known for. Divided into two phases, it ferries almost 600 people per hour to and from the Apharwat Mountain, which is where most of the winter sports happen in Gulmarg.

2. Kongdori Phase 1

Kongdori Phase 1
Great For Family Outing

2 km
from city center
2 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Highlights: ATV Ride from Gulmarg to Kongdori

Kongdori Phase 1 in Gulmarg is the initial stage of the Kongdori Gondola, one of the highest cable cars in the world. Situated in the Pir Panjal range, this phase is the starting point for an exhilarating journey that provides breathtaking views of the snow-covered peaks. Visitors can access the Kongdori Phase 1 from Gulmarg and experience the charm of the meadows and dense forests during the ascent.

3. Apharwat Peak

Apharwat Peak
Great For Family Outing

2 km
from city center
3 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Highlights: Gondola Ride to Apharwat Peak, Skiing at Apha (Read More)rwat Peak , Sledging, Alpather Lake, Gulmarg

Apharwat Peak, situated in the Pir Panjal range near Gulmarg, is a stunning alpine attraction offering breathtaking views from an elevation of 4,390 meters. Accessible via the Gulmarg Gondola, it's renowned for year-round snow cover, attracting winter sports enthusiasts offering opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. In summer, the peak transforms into lush meadows, making it ideal for trekking amid stunning mountain scenery.

4. Drung Waterfall (Frozen Waterfall)

Drung Waterfall (Frozen Waterfall)
Must Visit

3 km
from city center
4 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Highlights: ATV Ride from Tangmarg to Drung Waterfall

The Drung Waterfall is an extremely popular tourist attraction located in the Tangmarg tehsil of Gulmarg, Baramulla. A cascading waterfall set amidst majestic mountains, it freezes completely during winter due to the extremely low temperature. This frozen waterfall is a must-visit in the area.

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5. Alpather Lake

Alpather Lake
Instagram Worthy 4.1 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Alpather Lake is a high altitude lake set between the twin Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg. It is popularly known as the Frozen Lake as it remains completely frozen from November to June. It is popular for the one-day trek which starts from Gulmarg and covers a distance of almost 13km.

6. Skiing in Gulmarg

Skiing in Gulmarg
Must Visit 4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, nestled in the Pir Panjal range, stands as a premier skiing destination, renowned for its pristine slopes and breathtaking landscapes. The Gulmarg Ski Resort attracts skiing enthusiasts from around the world, offering an exhilarating experience against the backdrop of snow-covered peaks.

7. Tangmarg

Tangmarg
Must Visit 4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Tangmarg is a small town located almost 13km from Gulmarg. Known as the gateway to Gulmarg, Tangmarg has options to stay, rent snow gear for Gulmarg and take a chained union taxi during the winter months. Tangmarg is also a major stop for all buses travelling from Srinagar to Gulmarg.

8. Khilanmarg

Khilanmarg
Great For Couples 4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Highlights: Alpather Lake, Gulmarg, Gulmarg Gondola, Gulm (Read More)arg, Skiing, Golf Course, St Mary's Church, Gulmarg, Maharani Temple, Gulmarg, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Gulmarg

Khilanmarg is miniature valley set at a 6 km walk and 2000 feet above one of the most sought after tourist destinations in J&K - Gulmarg. One of the most delightful place to be in, Khilanmarg is surrounded by panoramic glimpses of some of the tallest Himalayan peaks. This place is the perfect incorporation of natural beauty couple with adventure sports, making it a favored destination for thousands of visitors.

9. Maharani Temple

Maharani Temple
Popular among Locals 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The Maharani Temple of Gulmarg is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and lies on a small hillock which is visible from all corners of the town. It looks striking with its red roof against the green meadows. Also known as the Rani Temple or Mohineshwar Shivalaya, it is popular as the spot where the famous Bollywood song "Jai Jai Shiv Shankar" was shot.

10. Glass Igloo Cafe

Glass Igloo Cafe
Instagram Worthy

1,498 km
from city center
10 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Situated in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir, the Glass Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg is India's First Glass Igloo Restaurant. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and meadows of flowers, the cafe has become a unique tourist destination. Although the cafe appears to be ordinary mirror glass, it is built with top-quality fabricated glass imported from Austria and can accomodate upto 8 people. 

11. Seven Springs

Seven Springs
Great For Family Outing

2 km
from city center
11 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Seven Springs is the majestic stream, known for its seven different outlets of water. Located on a hillock near Kongdori, the springs offer a spectacular view of the valley of Gulmarg and Srinagar. A gondola cable ride from the base of the Apharwat mountain can take you to this enchanting place with sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains and the blooming vale below.

12. Strawberry Valley

Strawberry Valley
Hidden Gem

12 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

A hidden attraction in Gulmarg is Strawberry Valley, unexploited by tourism and still holding its nascent beauty and charm. The emerald meadows with budding red strawberries look like a picture straight out from Garden of Eden.

13. Gulmarg Ski Shop

Gulmarg Ski Shop
Fun For Kids

2 km
from city center
13 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Situated at Gulmarg Gandola Road, Gulmarg Ski Shop is one of the rental shops in Gulmarg. You may rent snowboards, split boards, avalanche backpacks, touring skis, avalanche gear, etc., at fair prices from the store. Additionally, rentable ABS canisters of carbon and steel are also available here. They also provide SnowPulse or Mammut RAS 2.0 & 3.0 cartridges refill facilities.

14. Ningle Nallah

Ningle Nallah
3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
14 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Situated 10 km from Gulmarg, Ningle Nallah is a mountain stream flanked with snow-capped mountains and lush green pastures from all four sides. The water formed by the melting of ice in Apharwat Peak and Alpather Lake is the main source of Ningle Nallah. It is popular for picnic and camping.

15. St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Standing tall, even after a 100 odd years, is this Victorian architectural wonder of the Saint Mary's Church located near the Golf Course in Gulmarg. The church is accessible only by trekking and is known for the stained glass artwork.

16. Gulmarg Golf Course

Gulmarg Golf Course
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Famed as the highest 18 hole golf course in the world, the Gulmarg Golf Course is also the longest in India. Situated at an altitude of 8700 feet above sea level, this place was used to play golf by Britishers since 1911 and the golf course was inaugurated formally in 2011. The golf course is very beautiful and consists of a meadow with various varieties of beautiful and rare species of flowers. The flowers are in full bloom during the months of June to September.

17. Baba Reshi Shrine

Baba Reshi Shrine
3.9 /5

23 km
from city center
17 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Ziarat of Baba Reshi is a Muslim shrine built in the 13th century on the slopes below Gulmarg. The Ziarat or the tomb is of a well-known Muslim saint, Baba Payam-Uddin who died here in 1480.

18. Miasa Cafe

Miasa Cafe

2 km
from city center
18 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The Miasa Cafe & Lounge is located at the Hotel Hilltop in the hill station of Baramulla district in Gulmarg. The stunning cafe at the centre of Gulmarg offers the best blend of coffee. The restaurant also has a lounge area to enjoy DJs and nightclubs. The fantastic place is close to Rani temple, about 3.9 km, and it is one of the perfect places to enjoy hot beverages and snacks that will fill you up.

19. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
3.3 /5

4 km
from city center
19 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a protected reserve situated 48 km from Srinagar. It is known for housing many exotic and rare species including musk deer, snow leopard, etc. The reserve boasts of its rich avifauna population which are a beautiful sight during the months of migration.

20. Kanchenjunga Museum

Kanchenjunga Museum
3.3 /5

86 km
from city center
20 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The museum has on display a modest exhibit of modern warfare & mountaineering equipments and gears used by the Indian Army in the mountains. Developed initially as a High-Altitude Warfare School, the museum was set up to commemorate 1997's first summit of Indian Army to Kanchenjunga.

21. Children's Park, Gulmarg

Children's Park, Gulmarg

1 km
from city center
21 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Children’s Park in Gulmarg sprawls over acres of land amidst breathtaking conifers, floating clouds, and spectacular hills. It houses toy trains, car rides, buggy rides, and several slides and swings.

22. Imambara Goom

Imambara Goom
3.3 /5

18 km
from city center
22 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Imambara Goom is a religious attraction located at Ahmadpora near Baramullah. It is a sacred destination for Muslims, Hindu, Sikhs and Buddhists alike. The view of the snow-dusted mountains adds to the tranquil atmosphere.
 

23. Shopping in Gulmarg

Shopping in Gulmarg
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
23 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Gulmarg is not a shopping destination and doesn't offer as much as Srinagar. However, there are always souvenirs to buy. Some of the things to buy in Gulmarg include Pashmina shawls, walnut products, dry fruits, silk carpets, papier-mache souvenirs and stone jewellery.

24. Ferozpur Nallah

Ferozpur Nallah
3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
24 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Ferozepur Nallah is another exquisite mountain stream flowing through the valleys between the beautiful Chinamarg and Nurpur Pass. This Nallah is quite famous for its activity of trout fishing that takes place over here in summers.

25. Gulmarg Snow Festival

Gulmarg Snow Festival
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
25 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Started in 2003 to encourage winter sports and tourism, Gulmar Snow Festival is a two-day long celebration organized every year by the tourism ministry. The fest offers a bouquet of delights to its visitors by organizing snow sporting activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow - sledging and ice skating.

26. Sledge Ride in Gulmarg

Sledge Ride in Gulmarg

2 km
from city center
26 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The Sledge Ride in Gulmarg is a popular winter activity that allows visitors to glide down the slopes of the Himalayan Mountains in a sled. Suitable for all ages, this experience is both exhilarating and peaceful, providing stunning views of snow-capped peaks and a winter wonderland landscape.

27. Snowmobile Ride

Snowmobile Ride

2 km
from city center
27 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

Snowmobile riding is a popular winter activity in Gulmarg, a scenic hill station located in Jammu and Kashmir. The town is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and offers some of the best snowmobile trails in the country.

28. Outer Circle Walk Gulmarg

Outer Circle Walk Gulmarg

2 km
from city center
28 out of 28
Places To Visit in Gulmarg

The Outer Circle Walk in Gulmarg, Kashmir is a popular trekking trail that offers a captivating experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This 11 km trail takes visitors on a journey around the picturesque Kashmir Valley and Gulmarg, passing through tall pines, lush meadows, and breathtaking landscapes.

FAQs on Gulmarg

How many days are enough in Gulmarg?

3 days and 2 nights are more than enough to experience Gulmarg.

What are the top sightseeing places in Gulmarg?

The top sightseeing places in Gulmarg are Gulmarg Gondola, Skiing in Gulmarg, Khilanmarg, Alpathar Lake, Maharani Temple, Ningli Nalla.

How much does a package cost for Gulmarg?

The packages for Gulmarg start at INR 11000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Gulmarg?

Being a small hill town, Gulmarg is travelled on foot by most of the tourists. One can also book a taxi which can cost you from anywhere in between Rs 900 to Rs 1500 for a trip around the town.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Gulmarg?

Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar airport or Jammu railway station. Transfer to the hotel in Gulmarg. Check-in at the hotel and rest for the day. Day 2: Leave for the local tour after breakfast. Visit the Gulmarg biosphere reserve which is a paradise for both wildlife and photo enthusiasts. Then, visit the Gulmarg Golf course, which is the highest golf course in the world. Day 3: Head to Apharwat peak, the premier ski resort where you can enjoy Gondola ride and afterwards, visit Rani temple and Baba Reshi Shrine. Back to hotel.
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