A splendid view of the valley

A splendid view of the valley | Photo credit: Etta Talwar Dutta

Gaze at the stunning snow peaked mountains

Gaze at the stunning snow peaked mountains | Photo credit: Abhishek Shirali

A picturesque gondola ride over the mountains

A picturesque gondola ride over the mountains | Photo credit: Etta Talwar Dutta

The seamless snow white expanse

The seamless snow white expanse | Photo credit: Abhishek Shirali

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
  • Family Fun
    • Language

      Kashmiri, Hindi, English
    • Altitude

      2,690 metres (8,825 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Mountains

Exotic flowers, timeless snow covered slopes and the mighty Himalayan range in the backdrop...Discover the charm of elegant Gulmarg.

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  • Gondola Ride

    Seeing Gulmarg from 10,000 feet is a surreal experience. With nothing but the security of the Gondola cable car between you and the valley below, the ride is a must do.

  • Golf

    Playing golf at the world’s highest 18-hole course, the Gulmarg Golf Course offers the splendour of Srinagar and Nanga Parvat on either side.

  • Winter Sports

    Skiing on the powdery white slopes of Gulmarg is exhilarating. Professionals can opt for the more advanced heli-skiing.

Be prepared

  • Altitude Sickness

    Though rare, you may experience altitude sickness during the Gulmarg Gondola ride.

  • No Vehicles

    Sightseeing in private vehicles is not allowed within Gulmarg. The only option available is hiring a pony from the locals, which unfortunately, can be a pricey tourist trap.

Describing It

With vistas that could give Switzerland a run for its money, Gulmarg is the crowning glory of Jammu & Kashmir. A cup-shaped meadow, Gulmarg, also known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’ boasts of the world’s highest golf course, a triangular frozen lake, and a famous Gondola ride.

Even before you reach Gulmarg, the drive from Srinagar to the city will blow you away. There are multiple places in the journey where you can stop to click some postcard perfect pictures. The road side is interspersed with lines of poplar, wild flowers and idyllic hamlets.

Gulmarg’s most famous attraction is the Gondola Cable ride. Enjoy the magnificence of the valley suspended in air. In addition, the Gulmarg Ski Resort at over 8,600 feet offers smooth slopes to both amateurs and skiing professionals. If you like golf, then play in cool temperatures at the world’s highest 18-hole course.

Gulmarg charms you with something new to offer in every season. In spring there is a dash of colour and the valley is full of forget-me-nots, buttercups and blue bells. Autumn brings with it hues of yellow and brown and in winter, all is calm white.