Why Gulmarg could be Your Perfect Holiday Destination

Gulmarg is just 10 kilometers away from the India – Pakistan border , still it is among the topmost popular resorts of Kashmir. Gulmarg is mostly covered with snow and it is a popular destination of winter games events in the Asia.Gulmarg has the world Second Highest Cable car at a height of 2700 meters above sea level. Temperature here varies from 30 degrees in summer to -5 degrees in winter. The Surrounding hills of Pir Panjal range make this tourist place a hot favorite among couples and sports enthusiasts. 

How to reach Gulmarg from Delhi?

Gulmarg is at a distance of 900 kilometers from Delhi. As with other hill stations in India , it also lacks direct access via train or air.[adrotate group=”1″]

  • By Air

Srinagar and Jammu are the nearest airports to Gulmarg. Srinagar is around 55 kilometers away. From here you can hire a taxi or a state transport bus . Tickets generally cost around 3500 rupees if booked well in advance.

  • By Bus

There are no direct buses available , I don’t suggest a bus to Jammu and then hiring another vehicle . As journey to Jammu via bus is cumbersome because no quality transport is available. So i wont talk about this route also.

  • By Cab/Private Vehicle

Avoid using a private vehicle during months of Moonsoon and during snowfall as the national highway gets blocked during due to landslides and mud. A private taxi to Gulmarg should cost around rupees 12000 from Delhi.

  • By Train

Nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi , which is approximately 150 kilometers from Gulmarg.From Jammu you can hire a state transport bus or a taxi . A taxi ride should cost Rupees 3000.

 Best Way to reach Gulmarg  from Delhi:-

Depending on your budget you can either take a train upto Jammu or a reach Srinagar via air and choose a private taxi from there to Gulmarg.

What are some of the Best Tourist Attractions in Gulmarg ?

Gulmarg is generally snow covered throughout the year Hence it is mostly known for its skiing resorts , Hill climbing and other adventurous activities.

Here are some destinations which will make your trip  quite interesting.

  1. Avantiswami Temple
  2. Pattan
  3. Verinag Source of Jhelum River
  4. Gulmarg Golf Course
  5. Khilanmarg

What Activities can be done in Gulmarg ?

As I said earlier Gulmarg is mostly known for its Skiing resorts and other sporting facilites , here I am mentioning them :-

  • Sightseeing Activities

Best way to watch around Gulmarg would be the Gondola Lift which is the second highest cable car lift in the world . Other palces near Gulmarg with sightseeing opportunites are Alpather Lake , Drung and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves .

  • Adventurous Activities

Skiing and trekking facilities are available at Gulmarg Ski Resort.This is a must visit if you are visiting  this place. Trekking is also available at nearby places which are fully safe and certified.

What is the Best Time to visit Gulmarg ?

Gulmarg can be visited throughout the year , but I don’t suggest using a land route during monsoon and winter to reach there. Always check weather predictions before you are heading towards Gulmarg.

For more hill stations in India check our list of Unexplored Hill stations near Delhi

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