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GULMARG TOURIST PLACES
the meadow of flowers, can rightly be called the crown of Kashmir. An
ideal picnic spot, Gulmarg is always fun to visit. Taking its pride of
place is the Gulmarg Gondola, which is Asia's largest cable car project.
Adorned with many spectacles of nature, Gulmarg receives visitors with
open arms. As winterapproaches, Gulmarg converts into an idyllic skiing
resort. Apparwath, Kongdori and Shark Fin, which offer good opportunity
for powder skiing are some important tourist places in Gulmarg. The sacred
shrine of Baba Reshi is another attraction in Gulmarg and is also an
important part of Jammu & Kashmir tourism.
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.
You can enjoy sightseeing in Gulmarg at Khilanmarg & Tangmarg, visit &
enjoy a game of golf at 18 hole golf course, take a spiritual tour by
visiting Baba Reshi Shrine & St. Mary’s Church & try trout fishing at
A holiday in Gulmarg is incomplete without enjoying a Gondola car ride,
the second highest & second longest cable car in the world which takes you
almost up to the peak of Mt. Apharwat.
Asia's largest and highest and world’s second-largest and second highest
cable car project, Gulmarg Gondola is the top attraction in Gulmarg. In
fact, a Gulmarg tour without a ride on the popular cable car is considered
incomplete. This must-do activity in Gulmarg is perfect for family
vacationers, romantic couples as well as adventurers seeking to get to the
top the mountain for the best skiing experience (in winter). The scenic
views of mountains and valley during the cable car ride are also
unforgettable and unmatched. The gondola can ferry 6 people at a time and
600 people per hour.
Gondola Cable Car Riding Levels
The cable car ride takes place in two levels/stages.
Phase I: from the Gulmarg resort to Kongdori Station (2600 m) in the
bowl-shaped Kongdori Valley which takes 9 minutes to reach.
Phase II: from Kongdori Station to Kongdori Mountain (3747 m),
the shoulder of Apharwat Peak which takes 12 minutes
Gulmarg Golf Course
Sprawling 7,505 yards, the Gulmarg Golf Club is a clear indication of how
Golf has become a way of life in Gulmarg. Reckoned to be the longest
course in India, the Gulmarg Golf Club is a feather to the cap of Jammu &
Kashmir tourism. Golfing at the 18-hole Gulmarg Golf course is truly an
enthralling experience earning it the pride of being one of the best
tourist places to visit in Gulmarg. Nestled amidst the spectacle of alpine
mountains, fringed by rivulets, ponds and streams and adorned with
multi-hued flowers, this eminent golf course is a delight for visitors and
Gulmarg is reckoned as the finest bowl for powder skiing. Located on the
backside of lofty Mount Apharwat, Shark Fin provides skiers the
opportunity to rip apart the snow and sway through an immaculate steep
slope. It is directly visible from the top of Apharwat mountain peak and
thus has become quite popular Gulmarg tourist place to visit
The lofty Apparwath Mountain, glorifying the land of Gulmarg, is the
longest ski slope in Asia. The soft snow bed, the alpenglow and the grand
scale of resplendent beautycome to life at Gulmarg. It Apparwath not only
rejoices with the onrush of scenery, but it celebrates the share of fame
that nature has endowed on it. At an elevation of 3,980 m above sea level
andaway from everyday drudgery, Apparwath instigates excitement and awe.
The gleaming pride of Jammu & Kashmir and a skier's paradise, it is one of
the best Gulmarg tourist places to visit . Pristine landscape, enthralling
ambiance and the tinge of the impeccable beauty that Kashmir is famed for
increases the importance of Apparwath.
Baba Reshi Shrine
The mausoleum of Baba Payamuddin (Pam Din) is dubbed as Baba Reshi.
Located in Baramullah district in Rambodh Village, the shrine is revered
highly by Muslims and Hindus alike. Anointed by Baba Zainuddin Rishi
(disciple of Saint Nooruddin), Baba Reshi moved to Rambodh and performed
miracles, helped people and preached Islam.
A Daan (fire place) was constructed by the saint in the village, which is
reckoned to fulfill the wishes of people. The shrine of Baba Reshi has
become a popular Gulmarg tourist place to visit and is thronged by
visitors throughout the year. Jammu & Kashmir tourism department also
recognizes this holy shrine as a vital attraction of the valley of
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.