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Khilanmarg Tourism

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. Khilanmarg is a great place for offbeat travel enthusiasts as the place is not directly reachable on vehicles. One has to either walk from Gulmarg or take a pony to reach this place.
Khilanmarg is covered with blossoming and aromatic flowers in spring and is a hot shot destination for skiing enthusiasts in winter. To add to that, the extravagant Nanga Parbat peak and the twin peaks of Nun and Kun are also visible from Khilanmarg.

Things to do in Khilanmarg

1. Alpather Lake

Alpather Lake
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 t (Read More)he one-day trek which starts from Gulmarg and covers a distance of almost 13km.

2. Gondola Cable Car, Gulmarg

Gondola Cable Car, Gulmarg
Gulmarg Gondola, one of the main attractions of Gulmarg is the second highest cable car in the world.

3. Gulmarg

Another location that is in close reach of Khilanmarg is nature's very own daughter - Gulmarg. Encapped with pure snow during the winter season, Gulmarg is full of pristine lakes, mountains and a lot (Read More)scenic locales.

4. Skiing, Gulmarg

Skiing, Gulmarg
Skiing and snowboarding are two main activities that one enjoys in Gulmarg. Gulmarg, being the most popular skiing spot of India, has many ski resorts offering all kinds of skiing facilities which has (Read More) resulted in huge flow of both national and international tourists.

5. Golf Courses, Gulmarg

Golf Courses, Gulmarg
Famed as the highest 18 hole golf course in the world, this golf course is also the longest golf course in India.

6. Ferozpur Nallah

Ferozpur Nallah
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 ta (Read More)kes place over here in summers.

7. The Ningli Nallah

The Ningli Nallah
Situated 10 km from Gulmarg, Ningle Nallah is not just another mountain stream. This place is flanked with snow-capped mountains and lush green pastures from all four sides.

8. St. Mary Church, Gulmarg

St. Mary Church, Gulmarg
Standing tall after a 100 odd years, is this Victorian architectural wonder of the Saint Mary's Church located 22 km away from Khilanmarg. This might well be your messiah to experiencing the ancient a (Read More)rchitectural wonders that our country is the most renowned for.

9. Maharani Temple, Gulmarg

Maharani Temple, Gulmarg
Situated in the middle of Gulmarg, the Maharani temple is an example of religions intertwined with a Muslim priest performing rituals in the temple.

10. Shrine of Baba Reshi

Shrine of Baba Reshi
This shrine built in the 13th century is 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.

11. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves
This protected reserve is situated 48 km from Srinagar and is the home to many exotic and rare species of the world including musk deer, snow leopard, etc.

12. Tangmarg

It is the famous stop-over enroute to Gulmarg. It connects Gulmarg by a 13km metal road and an exciting 5km trekking route. During winters, warm clothes, long boots and water proofs are available on h (Read More)ire.

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How to Reach Khilanmarg

How to Reach Overview

Khilanmarg does have its own bus station, railway station or airport. The nearest airport and railway station are located in Jammu and Srinagar. There is no direct road connectivity from any of the towns. You need to cover the distance from the highest reachable point to Khilanmarg on foot or take a pony. 

How to reach Khilanmarg by flight

The closest airport to Khilanmarg is the Srinagar Airport which is 67 km away from Gulmarg. The cabs from the airport only drop you up to Gulmarg, after that it is a 6 km trek uphill for which ponies are available.

How to reach Khilanmarg by road

Khilanmarg is well-connected to all nearby places within the state and neighbouring states by road. Khilanmarg is also accessible by Jammu & Kashmir SRTC bus, local taxi or local bus to all nearby places within the state of J&K or neighbouring states.

How to reach Khilanmarg by train

The closest junction is Jammu Railway Station which is 346 km away from the place. Cabs shall get you up to the highest traversable point and then you have to walk uphill to reach Khilanmarg.

Local transport in Khilanmarg

You can reach Khilanmarg via the Gondola from Gulmarg. You can very easily cover the place by foot.

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Alpather Lake
Shrine of Baba Reshi

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FAQs on Khilanmarg

What is famous about Khilanmarg?

A great destination for skiing. Mesmerising view of the Himalayas.

What is not so good about Khilanmarg?

A little isolated. No residential building or hotels around. Not well linked to other towns and cities. There is also a risk of terrorism.

Who should visit Khilanmarg?

Khilanmarg is a perfect place for people who love adventure as it is not directly reachable by road and has to be traversed by either walking or taking a pony. It a photographer's delight, surrounded by panoramic Himalayan peaks. It can be visited by family, friends and couples. People who love to ski should visit this place. 

What is the best time to visit Khilanmarg?

During summers, the place is filled with sheer splendour, all thanks to the blossoming flowers and verdant locales. For all the lazy bums, who do not wish to indulge in adventure sports and want to experience the beautiful sights that the place has to offer, summer would be preferable. For all the adventure freaks, skiing opens up in the winter season. During the months of November-February would be the best bet for them.
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What is the local food in Khilanmarg?

There are no restaurants in Khilanmarg because it is not inhabited by people, it is just a picnicking spot and thus all the restaurants can be found in the town of Gulmarg which is 6 kms away from there.
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What is the best way to reach Khilanmarg?

Khilanmarg does have its own bus station, railway station or airport. The nearest airport and railway station are located in Jammu and Srinagar. There is no direct road connectivity from any of the towns. You need to cover the distance from the highest reachable point to Khilanmarg on foot or take a pony. 
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What are the things to do in Khilanmarg?

The top things to do in Khilanmarg are Alpather Lake, Gondola Cable Car, Gulmarg, Gulmarg, Skiing, Gulmarg, Golf Courses, Gulmarg, Ferozpur Nallah. You can see all the places to visit in Khilanmarg here

What are the places near Khilanmarg?

The top places near to Khilanmarg are Srinagar which is 40 km from Khilanmarg, Gulmarg which is located 3 km from Khilanmarg, Dachigam national park which is located 63 km from Khilanmarg, Mcleodganj which is located 269 km from Khilanmarg, Dalhousie which is located 226 km from Khilanmarg

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Shashwat Kant

4 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, being at a high altitude there are no food joints in Khilanmarg.
- Winters are extremely cold, proper clothing would be a no-brainer.
- Have a guide wi (Read More)th you or make a well researched plan for yourself and only then embark on to your trip.
- Check out the prices of pony rides online first or ask your friends who might have been here earlier. You do not want to be fooled.
- If you have breathing problems, you must take proper precautions before hand.
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