(8000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Gulmarg is categorised as Hill Station / Adventure

Views from Golf Club in Winter
Gulmarg in Summer (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 May 2006)
Gulmarg in Summer (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 May 2006)
Gulmarg in Summer (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 May 2006)
Gulmarg Gondola
Phase II base Station (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 April 2013)
Views in Phase II (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 April 2013)
Skiing at Phase II (Gondola)
Sledge on Hire at Phase I (Gondola) (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 April 2013)
Tea Shops at Phase I (Gondola)
Phase I (Gondola)from a distance
Locals act as guides and ski instructors (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 April 2013)
Ski Equipment on hire in Phase I
Outside Phase I Gondola base station
Horses for moving around in Gulmarg
Dhabas and Shops in Market Centre
Public Toilet for Tourists in Market Centre
Views from Market Centre
Shiva Temple in Gulmarg

Reasons to Visit
  • Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar.
  • Gulmarg is a premier ski destination in India during winter (Jan-March) and in summer its one with one of the best Himalayan views to be seen anywhere in India.
  • Gulmarg Gondola or the Cable car here is a big hit with tourists and except for month of September guest can get to touch and feel snow all round the year.
  • Gulmarg is also a popular trekking base.
  • Gulmarg has snow peak views of exceptional beauty that leaves anyone speechless and enthralled. Gulmarg is a small area and good for walks around.
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is also good for Bird watching.
  • Gulmarg also has one of the highest altitude golf courses in the world and in Summer it opens up for golfers.
Know It
  • Gulmarg attracts skiers from all around the world (Jan - March) looking for a cheap skiing holiday (as compared to more expensive European destinations). There are only no liquor shops in entire Gulmarg and Liquor consumption is a social taboo Outside vehicles are not allowed in Gulmarg except for pickup and drop to hotels. Internally guests are required to move around on a Horseback or by walking.
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Gulmarg (9000+ ft asl) is a Hmalayan destination in Summer renowned for its views, snow experiences in Gondola (Till April in Phase I and Till August in Phase II) and range of view points, sightseeing and activities to pursue. During Winter gulmarg is a Ski destinations offering Skating, skiing, snow boarding etc."
  • Popular Destinations in India with Close Range Himalayan Views"Gulmarg (9000 ft asl, 50 kms from Srinagar) is a premium Ski destination in India and blessed splendid views with all year round views of Mount Affarwart. Gulmarg alongwith Sonamarg offer the closest Himalayan views among all popular Himalayan Destinations. Guests are able to touch and feel snow at Phase II of Gondola during all seasons except September."
  • Most Visited Destinations of Kashmir"Gulmarg (9000+ ft asl - 50 kms from Srinagar) is a ski resort (Jan - March) and a summer destination that offers a Himalayan experience par excellent. Gulmarg Gondola takes guests upto 13000 ft asl and where guests can enjoy snow all through the year except in the month of September. There are number of walks, treks and view points to approach during summer when the valley gets covered with yellow colored flowers."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Srinagar (50 kms), Jammu (342 kms), Pathankot (416 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Udhampur (280 kms), Katra (320 kms), Jammu (342 kms)
  • Gulmarg is an Ex-Srinagar / Ex-Jammu Getaway

Gulmarg has 12 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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8 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Gulmarg

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Gulmarg


  • Gulmarg Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Kashmir Break (5 Nights)
  • Srinagar - Gulmarg Break (5 Nights)


  • Best of Kashmir (7 Nights)
  • Best of Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (8 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience (10 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience Ex- Jammu / Udhampur (8 Nights)
  • Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (9 Nights)

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Gulmarg has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pahalgam to Gulmarg drop and Vice VersaRs. 4112
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and GulmargRs. 1889

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Gulmarg has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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List of Service Add Ons for Gulmarg

Entry Tickets

Services Rates Starting From
Gondola Ride at Gulmarg - Phase IRs. 778
Gondola Ride at Gulmarg - Phase IIRs. 1000

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Destination Ideas

  • Golf in Gulmarg
  • Gulmarg in Summer
  • Heli Skiing in Gulmarg
  • Skiing in Gulmarg

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    The Shiva temple also known as "Rani Temple" or "Maharani Temple", is situated on a small hillock in the centre of Gulmarg. The temple became famous when bollywood number "Jai Jai Shiva Shanker" was shot here in early 1970s featuring Rajesh Khanna - Mumtaz.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Gondola ride in Gulmarg is perhaps the most awesome when it comes to views. The ride is split in two stages and both require diff tickets. Tickets can be sourced online. Both stages are a must do. The Gondola ride is subject to weather.
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    Established in the early days of the British rule, the Gulmarg Golf Club has attracted golfers for almost a century. It is world's highest Golf course. In Summer Ski destination of Gulmarg gets converted into Golf destination with stunning panoramic Himalayan views all around it. The Gulmarg course is usually open between April and November
    Gulmarg is home to some of the best slopes in the country for beginners and intermediate Skiers. Among the multitudes of slopes, there are a few which are serviced by ski lifts. Most of the skiing becomes centred on these slopes, which are specially suited to beginners and intermediate level skiers, with ski runs ranging from 200 m to 3 kms, instructors are available for both levels. Skiing is hugely popular in Winter (Jan - March) and serious skiers arrive from all over for upto 2 weeks for skiing.
    Gulmarg has incredibly an access to 22 peaks all over 4,000m to choose from with the highest peak being about 5500 meter asl. From one of these peaks, runs are down to tree level at 3,000 m or down to 2,000 m at valley floor depending on snow and freezing level. Guests can sign up for a heli skiing week in advance. As heli skiing is a sport for the highly skilled skiers, there is no room for one-off flights.
    Heli Skiing
    Khilanmarg is 6-km walk from the Gulmarg bus stop and car park. The meadow, carpeted with flowers in the spring and is the site for Gulmarg's winter ski runs and offers a fine view of the surrounding peaks and over the Kashmir Valley.
    Activity, View Point
    Himalayan Views, Walking

Destinations within reach from Gulmarg

  • Srinagar ( 50 Km )

    Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. more

  • Sonamarg ( 135 Km )

    Sonamarg (85 km from Srinagar) is the last major town before Ladakh and has one of the closest and more

  • Daksum ( 148 Km )

    Daksum (8500 ft asl) is a hillside area overlooking coniferous forests and stunning views. Daksum more

  • Katra ( 320 Km )

    Katra, is base town to visit Vaishno Devi temple which is 13 kms walk (or a helicopter ride) away more

  • Jammu ( 342 Km )

    Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Khilan Side0.5 kms from Gondola, an area on the Khilanmarg road surrounded by forests on all sidesHoliday/Getaway4
Town CentreTown Centre area 2.5 kms before Gondola where all the shops and eateries are locatedHoliday2
Near GondolaRight next to Gulmarg Gondola at 2.5 kms fron Town centreHoliday/Getaway4
Near Cantonment1 km from Gondola and 2 kms from Town centre. The area overlooks Golf Club and offers 360 degree Himalayan views.Holiday/Getaway/Experiential2
Nearest Airport in Gulmarg
  • Sheikh Ul Alam Airport ( SXR ) , Srinagar-50 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Gulmarg
  • Udhampur Railway Station ( UHP ), Udhampur-280 Kms
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