Tourist Places to Visit in Gulmarg

The places to visit in Gulmarg take you on a joyride to some of the most scenic vistas and offer you a chance to experience nature in its purest forms. Gulmarg, which literally translates to the Valley of Flowers, lives up to the name in all possible ways. Tourists flock here from across the world to enjoy some of the best skiing opportunities that Gulmarg offers with thick blankets of snow atop high mountainous peaks and the perfect slopes. Ranging from the Strawberry Valley, Alpather Lake and Tangmarg to Khilanmarg, Durung waterfall and Ferozepur Nallah, every location here has a different story to tell.

Besides adventure seekers, Gulmarg also is a feast for the eyes, blessed with copious amounts of natural beauty, stunning mountains, amazing pine forests, gorgeous meadows and lush valleys. The Seven Springs, Tangmarg and Khilanmarg are some of the places in Gulmarg that you can visit simply to soak in its natural beauty. 
Camp by the gurgling waters of mountain streams like Ningle Nallah and Ferozepur Nallah, indulge in sumptuous Kashmiri fare at the Igloo café, experience soulfulness at the shrine of Baba Reshi, St Mary’s Church, Maharani Temple and Imambara Goom or just stretch your legs out picnicking at the Children’s Park or the Strawberry Valley.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Gulmarg:

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Gulmarg Gondola is the second highest and second longest cable car ride in the world. This cable car ride is divided into two phases up to the Apharwat Mountain. The first phase takes you from Gulmarg Resort to Kongdoori Station. In the second phase, you can move from the Kongdoori Mountain to the Apharwat Peak. After reaching the top, you can catch stunning views of Mt.Nanda Devi and the Pir Panjal Ranges.

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One of the best places to visit in Gulmarg for wildlife enthusiasts, the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve gives you ample opportunities to observe biodiversity in its richest form, the exquisite species of flora, fauna and avifauna. Capture the animals, including both common and rare species, in their different moods and moments in this reserve located at an altitude that ranges between 2,400 and 4,300 metres above sea level.

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The Strawberry Valley is one of the lesser-known attractions in Gulmarg and thus has preserved much of its nascent beauty with rolling green meadows covered with bright red strawberry farms. Summers are the best time to visit the plantations when the fruits are at their ripest form and it is almost time for a harvest. 

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Seven Springs in Gulmarg came by this name after the seven natural outlets of water here. It is a majestic stream located atop a little hill near Kongdori. The place is a popular tourist attraction primarily for the scenic views of the nearby areas from here. You can also get picturesque views of both the Gulmarg and Srinagar valleys from here. 

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One of the highest green golf courses in the world, this is a must-visit attraction to cover while travelling with our Kashmir packages. The Gulmarg Golf Course also comes with a stunning clubhouse that has its very own historical significance. If you want to try your hand at golfing, there are golf sets that you can hire and instructors to make that perfect. You can also get a temporary membership here if you wish to give golfing a go.

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Set at an altitude of 2000 feet above sea level, this 6 km walk is actually a miniature valley and one of the most sought after places to visit in Gulmarg with our Kashmir packages. It is surrounded by majestic sights of the mighty Himalayas and some of its tallest peaks. Apart from immense natural beauty, Khilanmarg also offers opportunities for plenty of adventure sports here.

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Baba Reshi Ziyarat is a shrine at Baramula which belongs to the renowned Muslim saint Baba Payam-Uddin who was also a famous courtier in the court of the king of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. The shrine has been constructed at the site where the saint breathed his last in the year 1480 and has become one of the most popular places to visit in Gulmarg, with our specially curated Kashmir packages.

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Constructed by Mohini Bai Sisodia, the wife of a former Kashmiri ruler named Maharaja Hari Singh, the Maharani Temple is also popularly referred to as the Rani Temple. The most fascinating aspect of this temple which is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati, is that it has been constructed in such a way that it can be seen from all corners of Gulmarg. Marvel at the grandeur of this renowned temple, which is also a famous tourist spot to explore on your Kashmir trip with your friends, family, and all your loved ones.

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Initially constructed to serve as a high-altitude military school, the Kanchenjunga Museum was later set up to mark the first summit of the Indian armed forces to the Kanchenjunga in 1997. Today, the museum holds an enviable collection of mountaineering gear and equipment that were used in the mountains by the Indian army. Visit this attraction while touring with our Kashmir packages, and gain enriching insights about this sport.

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Perched cozily upon the slopes of the Pir Panjal range, Tangmarg is a quaint little town that is one of the best places to visit in Gulmarg with our Kashmir tour packages. It is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Gulmarg and nearly 39 km from Srinagar. In winters the route from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is a thick blanket of white snow.

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This wondrous Victorian architecture stands tall with pride even after a century since it was instituted. The St. Mary’s Church in Gulmarg is located near the Golf course and makes for one of the top places to visit with our well-curated Kashmir packages. The beauty of the church is especially pronounced during the winter season with snow-laden parapets and stunning peace.

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The Children’s Park in Gulmarg spans an area of nearly 1 acre and exotically surrounded by majestic hills, gorgeous conifers, floating clouds and scintillating water. It is among the best tourist places in Gulmarg for children, with a plethora of kid-friendly attractions like toy train, car rides, buggy rides and several other rides, making it an ideal place to spend some quality time with friends and family on your trip to Kashmir.

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This fascinating water body is located at the base of the twin peaks of Apharwat Mountains amid lush meadows and rocky hills. The sheer beauty of the location attracts nature lovers and photography enthusiasts from far and wide, making it one of the best attractions to explore with our Kashmir tour packages. You can also take a pony ride here and explore the snow covered roads around the area.

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Ferozepur Nallah is a mountain stream near Gulmarg that has its origins in the Ferozepur Peak, and it is a prominent attraction to cover while travelling with our Kashmir tour packages. Popularly known as the Shinmahinyu, the stream lies at a distance of almost 5 km from Gulmarg and is very popular among those looking for an ideal spot to pursue fishing and angling. The area is surrounded on all sides by lofty mountains and beautiful pine trees.

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The Drung Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist places in Gulmarg to tour with our very affordable Kashmir tour packages. Located in the Tangmarg tehsil of Gulmarg, Baramulla, this is a heavily cascading waterfall that is set in the midst of majestic mountains. The main feature of this waterfall that makes it so attractive is that it gets completely frozen in the winter season owing to extremely low temperatures.

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Located at a height of 4,200 m above sea level, Apharwat Peak is one of the most significant places in Gulmarg that attributes to the beauty of this attraction. The peak is positioned strategically, close to the Line of Control, with Pakistan neighboring it. It is covered in deep snow for most parts of the year, making it a all-time-visit tourist spot to explore with our Kashmir tour packages. It is also the site where most of the winter sports in Gulmarg are organized.

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Ningle Nallah, one of the most sought-after destinations included in our Kashmir tour packages, is a beautiful mountain stream surrounded by snow-clad mountains and pastures carpeted with lush greenery. The stream flows about 10 km from Gulmarg, in the Baramulla district and the main sources of water of the stream is the melting of ice in Apharwat Peak as well as the Alpather Lake.

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Lienmarg is situated at a height of 8,700 feet above sea level and lies about 10 km from the Gulmarg town. One of the most stunning places to visit in Gumarg as a part of the Kashmir packages, it known for its rich natural beauty, and comes with picture-book line pine forests and grass-carpeted landscapes. Such a landscape is also ideal for organizing camping trips and other sports activities here, particularly winter sports.  

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This is one of the newest tourist attractions in Gulmarg and also a record holder for being the largest of its kind in the whole of Asia. The Igloo Café is a snowy marvel where visitors can enjoy a fine dining experience amidst stretches of fluffy white snow. The café is built out of snow, having decorated interiors with tables and chairs that are also made of snow, and is a breath-taking attraction to cover with our Kashmir tour packages.

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A trip to Gulmarg with our Kashmir tour packages is incomplete without a visit to one of the many holy sites that dot this picturesque town. Apart from the spirituality and peace that the pilgrim site has to offer, the site also gives some of the best views of the Himalayas. Imambara Goom is one of the best places to make a start with your entire family.

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People Also Ask About Gulmarg

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Gulmarg on honeymoon?

    1. Khilanmarg: One of the places in Gulmarg that is blessed with abundant beauty with sights of huge mountains almost dripping snow. The slope which goes up to almost 600 m starts at Khilanmarg and goes up to Gulmarg where you can enjoy skiing expeditions in the winter. You can also catch glimpses of some of the highest peaks in the world from here including the Nanga Parbat as well as the Nun and Kun twin peaks.

    2. Alpather Lake: The peace, quiet, cold and beauty of this tourist place in Gulmarg makes it ideal for a honeymoon getaway when you are looking for tranquil surroundings to enjoy your time together. The lake is surrounded on all sides by towering mountains and sloping meadows. It is an ideal location to capture some of the best memories of your life with your better half. 

    3. Ningle Nallah: Click some of the most memorable pictures in the lush surroundings of Ningle Nallah. Just about 10 km from Gulmarg this mountain stream is surrounded by snow laden peaks and green pastures on all sides. 

    4. St Mary’s Church: What better way to embark on the journey of togetherness than to start off on a spiritual note. The beautiful architecture and backdrop of the St Mary’s Church makes the experience every bit worth its while and is definitely one of the best places to visit in Gulmarg.

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  2. What are the best things to do in Gulamarg?

    1 Partake of Delicious Kashmiri Food: Gulmarg has a number of restaurants and food outlets that serve great Kashmiri fare like Yakhni, rogan josh, gushtaba, gadde monje and the mouth -watering Kashmiri mutton kebabs among several others. One of the main attractions in Gulmarg you cannot miss out on is the pink colored chai which is enjoyed as a noon tea by the locals and visitors alike.

    2. Go Ice Skating: If you are not a professional level skater, do not worry. There are a number of camps set up in Gulmarg for students and seasoned skaters. The best time to try your hands at this sport would be around January and February.

    3. Go Trekking to Alpather Lake: This is an adventure filled activity that will certainly appeal to thrill seekers. You will trek along scenic mountainous trails to reach the lake which lies on the other side of the Apharwat peak and makes for one of the most thrill induced places to visit in Gulmarg. 

    4. Go Shopping: This is a great place to pick up some of the best quality pashmina shawls, stoles or blankets as well as ethnic handcrafted jewelry, paper mache products, walnut woodwork, beautiful rugs and carpets. 
    Walk around Outer Circle: The Outer Circle Road is a loop of around 10 km that runs along the Golf Course and offers some of the best views you can glean from the most exotic tourist places in Gulmarg.

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  3. What is Gulmarg famous for?

    Gulmarg is best known for its skiing scenes as it has some of the best snow covered slopes ideal for skiing, ranging from the gentle to the extremely challenging ones. The small town is set picturesquely atop the Pir Panjal range in the western Himalayas and the scenic beauty here is unparalleled.

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  4. Which is the best month to visit Gulmarg?

    The peak tourist season is in the summer from March through June when the weather is pleasant and the temperatures don’t dip too much. However, if you are a winter sport and skiing enthusiast, the best time to visit is from the end of December to the middle of February.

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  5. How much does Gulmarg trip to Gulmarg cost?

    A trip to Gulmarg will cost anything from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per person which will include hotels, cars, sightseeing and meals. This will vary on the basis of the hotel you choose to put up at. It will also include a night’s stay in a houseboat and shikara ride at Dal Lake.

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  6. Which are the best places to visit in Gulmarg on honeymoon?

    1. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve: The reserve, which covers 180 square kilometres, is home to endangered and protected animals, vegetation, and avifauna. The park's major attraction is the endangered Musk Deer, although you can also see Brown Bears, Hanguls, Leopards, Red Foxes, and Black Bears. For animal viewing, September to March is the greatest time to go, while for birdwatching, March to May is the ideal time to go.

    2. Strawberry ValleyThis picture-perfect valley offers the greatest views between April and September, making it an ideal spot for a family picnic and selecting fresh, sweet strawberries. Guided walks and horseback rides are especially popular in the winter.

    3. Gulmarg Gondola Ride: This entire journey consists of two stages: Gulmarg to Kungdoor and Kongdori to Apharwat Peak. It is one of Asia's longest and highest cable car rides. View the stunning snow-capped mountains, valleys, and woods from afar.

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Newly Added Gulmarg Experience
01 January 2020
Kiran Kakkar Shaw Inn Gulmarg
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Excellent resort in the lap of snow capped mountains with top class view and hospitality. The resort has a game room and offers tasty food. Shaw Inn Gulmarg is a perfect spot for skiers and sightseeing. We have done all the activities over there. Loved our stay at this resort with cozy rooms. Thank you to Thrillophilia for not only providing discount on stays but also on various activities.
05 November 2019
Aatmaja Arora Shaw Inn Gulmarg
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We stayed here for 2 days and we had a fantastic time. The staff was extremely courteous and accommodating The resort also has number of indoor and outdoor activities to pick from as well. We had a very pleasant stay at Shaw Inn and would plan to visit again in future.

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