"Gulmarg - Kashmir Winter Wonderland" Gulmarg by victorwkf

Gulmarg Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 212 photos

The alpine town of Gulmarg (meaning "The Meadow of Flowers") is one of the best winter resort and summer getaway in India. This small alpine town mainly caters to tourists and is located in the Afarwat Mountains about 2 hours drive west of the city of Srinagar.

During the winter months, Gulmarg has lots of snow activities such as skiing, sledging etc. During summer, this place is full of colourful flowers, with activities such as hiking, horse-riding, golf and other sports.

Let me share with you information and photographs of my trip to Gulmarg during the winter of 2007-2008. Hopefully the information will be useful to you, hope you can give some comments :)

Gulmarg is not a very big town and it is easy to move around. As this place is for tourists, it is very safe. The surrounding mountain landscapes are very beautiful and this is a good getaway from the busy urban life.

Gulmarg is located among the Afarwat Mountains which can rise to about 4000 metres above sea level. This place is very close to the border with Pakistan, in fact Islamabad is only a few hours drive from Gulmarg. The volatile situation in Kashmir due to the border disputes between India and Pakistan is the main hinderance for visiting Gulmarg, however the situation is OK when I visited in Dec 2007 (it is important to check the situation before you visit, but it is worthwhile due to the beauty of this place).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscapes, good slopes for skiing and hiking, relaxing atmosphere
  • Cons:Volatile situation in Kashmir, relatively off-the-beaten path
  • In a nutshell:One of the best winter and summer resort towns in India
  • Last visit to Gulmarg: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 19, 2008
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Amazing..."Meadows of Flowers" - what a beautiful name and beautiful place. The photos remind of the Lake Tahoe in California. Hope tourism will continue to flourish Kashmir as it was once a very popular destinations for Malaysian tourists.

  • Oct 17, 2009 at 3:16 AM

    Hi, I'm from Singapore. I suppose I just take a plane to New Delhi and get another plane ticket to Srinagar then to Gulmarg. Is that it? Is it that simple? I would like to ski there as it is cheaper than in Japan. What is your advice? Thank you.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2009 at 5:55 AM

    Great page Victor!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    What a great winter-scenery, thanks for sharing, Victor

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