About Gulmarg Tourism in Kashmir

Nestled in the Pir Panjal Range in a cup-shaped valley, Gulmarg has been specially touched by nature’s splendid hand, and is a place which the gods would also love to visit. This magnificent tourist destination in the valley of Kashmir is great for both a family, honeymoon and snow adventure sports lovers.

Dubbed as one the best skiing destinations in India, Gulmarg is adorned with lofty snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, small lakes, and a large variety of flowers.

Best Time to Visit Gulmarg


Summer Season in Gulmarg (March till June, Temperature 15°C To 30°C)

Summer in Gulmarg is ideal for nature lovers, with the temperature remaining between 15°C and 30°C, indicating pleasant weather.


Monsoon Season in Gulmarg (July to September, Temperature 13°C to 17°C)

Gulmarg can also be visited during the monsoon. The rains are intermittent & aren’t heavy. Monsoon season marks its beginning in July & continues till September.


Winter Season in Gulmarg (October to February, Temperature -2°C to 12°C)

Gulmarg is extremely beautiful during winters, with skiing becoming a favorite activity for many tourists. Sightseeing is also quite enjoyable during winter in Gulmarg.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Gulmarg


Gulmarg Gondola

The second-highest and second-longest cable car in the world, Gulmarg Gondola is an unmissable attraction in Kashmir.


Shark Fin

The finest bowl for powder skiing in Gulmarg, Shark Fin is reckoned to be one of the top attractions for skiers in Kashmir.


Baba Reshi Shrine

Named after the Sufi saint Baba Payamuddin Reshi, Baba Reshi Shrine is a sacred three-storey tomb built in 1480 for the beloved saint.


Apharwat Peak

Situated at 4390 m, the snow-clad Apharwat Peak has one of the best slopes for skiing and is the top attraction in Gulmarg.


Gulmarg Golf Club

At 2650 m, Gulmarg Golf Club is one of the most popular retreats for golf lovers in India, and is counted amongst the top...

Top Things to Do in Gulmarg



There are several sightseeing opportunities in Gulmarg at places like Khilanmarg, Ningle Nallah & Tangmarg.



Visit Baba Reshi Shrine, a spiritual attraction in Gulmarg, and other religious attractions like Maharani Temple and St. Mary’s Church.



Enjoy a gondola cable ride, go skiing, trek to Alpather Lake & enjoy trout fishing and sightseeing at Ferozepur Nallah.

How to Reach Gulmarg?


By Air

The nearest airport to Gulmarg is situated in Srinagar. From Srinagar, one has to book a cab to reach Gulmarg, which will take around an hour and a half.


By Rail

Jammu Tawi, located at a distance of almost 290 kilometers, is the nearest railway station to Gulmarg which is well connected to most of the other major railway stations in India.


By Bus

Tourists can reach Gulmarg by road by boarding a flight to Srinagar and then booking a cab to reach Gulmarg via the Srinagar-Tangmarg road, which is almost a 51 kilometers drive.

Gulmarg Travel Guide by Category

Accommodation in Gulmarg

Gulmarg receives a huge number of tourists every year because of its popularity as a famous skiing destination and other tourist attractions. To cater to such a large number of tourists, there are several staying options, from budget & luxury hotels to resorts that ensure visitors have a comfortable time during their stay in Gulmarg.

Top Things to do in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, like most of the other famous tourist attractions in Kashmir, is renowned for paradise-like beauty and heavenly landscape which is dotted with lakes, meadows & streams.

As a famous tourist destination in Kashmir, it offers ample opportunities for sightseeing, adventure & relaxation, both for those on a family holiday or enjoy a romantic vacation.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Gulmarg 

Although Gulmarg is famous as a skiing destination, there is a lot that families can do on a holiday to Gulmarg, as well as honeymoon couples. It is extraordinarily beautiful, with meadows, streams, lakes & views of snowclad mountains making it a place bestowed with extraordinary beauty. 

A sightseeing tour of Gulmarg should involve a visit to its top tourist attractions like Ferozepur Nallah, Tangmarg & Khilanmarg where you can have a lovely time exploring the beauty of its majestic landscape. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best month for seeing snowfall in Gulmarg?

Snowfall in Gulmarg can be seen between mid-November and February.  By mid-November, the area around Gulmarg Gondola starts to receive snowfall, however, in the lower region, one has to wait for better snowfall till December. Thus, on an average, January is the best month to see snowfall in Gulmarg.

Q. Can I easily get skiing gears on rent in Gulmarg?

Yes, there are few shops in Gulmarg that offer skiing gears on rent. 

Q. Do one need to be medically fit to visit Gulmarg?

If you’re visiting Gulmarg for skiing, it is necessary for you to be medically fit. Also, Gulmarg has limited healthcare facilities, thus, people with medical conditions need to take extra precautions if planning a visit.

Q. What is the difference on Phase 1 and phase 2 of Gondola ride?

The Phase 1 Gondola ride connects the base to Kongdori Station at a height of 2600 m. The Phase 2 Gondola ride ferries people to Kongdori Mountain at a height of 3747 m.

Q. How far is Gulmarg from Srinagar airport?

Gulmarg is situated at a distance of about 59 km away from Srinagar’s Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport.

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