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The meadow of Flowers”, Gulmarg is a beautiful bowl-shaped meadow situated at a distance of 56 km from Srinagar in the foothills of Afarwatt Mountain. It’s a heaven for adventure enthusiasts. Referred as the skiers’ paradise, Gulmarg is indeed amongst the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir. A visit to Kongdori and Afarwatt peak is not only for amusing for skiing lovers but also for the ones who want to witness the splendid natural landscape of Gulmarg. Day treks can be made to Alpather Lake and Ferozpur Nalla. Other places to see the blessing of God on this beautiful meadow include, Butapathri, Frozen Lake, Baba Reshi and of course Gulmarg Gondola, making this place a must visit for nature lovers.
How to reach Gulmarg?
If you are low in budget or you are travelling solo you can take a shared cab from Batamaloo area in Srinagar to Tangmarg, and from Tangmarg to Gulmarg another shared cab and vice versa.
If you are travelling with friends or family you can book a taxi direct from the airport or from where ever you are staying in Srinagar.
There aren’t many good places to eat while on the way to Gulmarg. So keep your basket full. The journey to Gulmarg can be exhilarating especially from Tangmarg. You can stop at a few places to take pictures. The route is pretty tough when you are within 4 km from Gulmarg but the fragrance of pine trees more than compensates for that.
How much time should you spend in Gulmarg?
In winter you can spend a night at Gulmarg to experience snow. In summer time a day visit to Gulmarg is enough.
How much do Gondola tickets cost?
Phase 1: Gulmarg to Kungdoor – Gulmarg – Price Rs 740/ticket
Phase 2: Kungdoor to Aparwath – Kungdoor – Price Rs 950/ticket
Note: For going to Phase 2 you have to book tickets for both Phase 1 and Phase 2
You can buy tickets near Gondola station when you reach or you can pre-book online here http://www.gulmarggondola.com/index.php
For ticket cancellation or rescheduling email on [email protected]
What are sledging rates?
The rates are dependent on how much crowd is there and how good are your bargaining skills.
Will there be snow in Gulmarg around the year?
Dec – Little Snow
Jan – March – Heavy Snow
April – Little Snow in Gulmarg, Moderate Snow at Aparwath (Phase 2)
May-Oct – No Snow in Gulmarg, Might find snow at Aparwath
Nov – Snow might be on Aparwath
Which mobile networks work well in Gulmarg?
BSNL, JIO and Airtel.
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