Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 days
  • Best Time: Oct-Jun
  • Nearest Airport: Srinagar

If you are planning to go around, then Gulmarg should be first on your list. People often hesitate to go to Kashmir but will not face any problem on going to Gulmarg. The specialty of this Hamlet is that it leaves no stone unturned to enchants people with its beauty throughout the year. Gulmarg is a very beautiful city and hill station. A popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramulla district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.


In reality, its name was Gouri Marg. Sultan Yusuf Shah of the Chak dynasty gave it the name of Gulmarg and people call it "meadow of flowers" also who made a place together with his wife Habba khatoon in the 16th century. Mughal Emperor Jahangir had 21 different kinds of wildflowers for his garden in Gulmarg. In the 19th century, British civil servants started using the northern Indian plains to escape the heat of summer. Because they used to be fond of golf, for there past time, they built 3 golf courses in Gulmarg to play golf and including one exclusively for women. One of them is the longest golf course in the world with 2,650 meters long.  In 1927, the British formed a ski club in Gulmarg and also used two ski events, one at Christmas and one at Easter. Aurel Stein, Central Asian explorer also visited Gulmarg during this period. Gulmarg became part of the independent princely state of Jammu and Kashmir after the end of London colonial rule.

To ensure the elevation of the impressive state, Pakistan planned an invasion of the state called Operation Gulmarg. Indian planners sought to develop a destination for Winter sports in India after Indian independence.


At the end of the road are the edge of the valley and the top of the mountain. An early culture still occupied on both sides of an imaginary line where two countries have battled over this land for over 150 years this vale, this line, this identity has been debated in one of the earth's most beautiful theatres. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is located 48 km southwest of Srinagar. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is located 48 km southwest of Srinagar. Best view of Gulmarg there Flora and Fauna. Dominating in the green rich cover of the area are the conifers, accounting for over 90% of the vegetation. Aesculus indica, Cedrus, griffithii, Pinus, Abies pindrow, deodara etc consist of the major species. India Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a shrub, consisting of Sorbaria tomentosa, Viburnum spp embarrassing the ground of the Kashmir. The official language of Gulmarg is Urdu, but the locals also speak Kashmiri and Dogri.


Main attractions



Even today, due to its presence, the tourist's most visited area is it's exceptional beautiful. The flora and fauna of Gulmarg "Meadow of Flowers" is an idea of its infinite beauty. One of the attractions in Gulmarg is the Attraction Gulmarg Gondola where the cable car is the second largest cable car in the world. One of the attractions in Gulmarg is the Attraction Gondola where the cable car is the second-largest cable car in the world. It captures the splendour and beauty of this place at its best. The first phase of the gondola takes you to the Kongdori station which is situated at an altitude of 8530 feet and the second phase to a height of 12293 feet. It gives you a chance to see spectacular views of Nanda Devi, LoC and Pir Panjal Range. Apart from esteeming the beauty of Himalayan ranges, tourists can enjoy other persuits like snow skiing and horse riding.

Open Timing: 8am-4pm


Gulmarg is a very beautiful city where people go to hang out with their friends and family too. During snow-storm, beautifully characterised open spaces in the forest land can be skied below Gulmarg which may lead you to the local tabernacle. Apart from all the spellbinding view, you may try skiing, use the Gulmarg gondola once, skin a few kilometers along, hike the rest and take a cab for the rest.

Entry fee: 500 INR (starting)


5 km away from Gulmarg bus station, this place which looks like paradise, is famous for its very beautiful flowers are seen in summer which looks a different way in the coolness and does not look less than a dream destination in winter. Khilanmarg is a small valley which is about 6 kilometers away and which is one of the tourist destinations of Jammu and Kashmir-Gulmarg. This place is the perfect incorporation of natural beauty coupled with adventure sports, making it a recommended destination for thousands of tourists.

Entry fee: Free

Best time to visit: May-September & Nov-Feb

There are many more beautiful and mythological places which are very good for walking and recreation.


Where in winter this lake will be seen frozen, whose view is very scenic. wherein winter this lake will be seen frozen, whose view is very beautiful. 


And after that here comes Maharani Temple which is situated in the middle of Gulmarg. This temple is a sign of victory over religion because in this temple a Muslim priest plays all the rituals of this temple. 


After seeing this, it is possible to go to Ziarat of Baba Reshi, it is made in the 13th century. This tomb took place in 1480 when Baba Payam Uddin, a Muslim saint, died. He was a minor courtier of King Zainul-Abidin before he renounced the worldly fascination.

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