Gulmarg -- the winter wonderland !
Take a winter break in Gulmarg. Put on your snowshoes and explore this stunning Himalayan wonderland.
An breathakingly picturesque drive takes travellers from Srinagar to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is located in Afarwat hills which are a part of the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. Amply blessed with verdant green slopes and conifers, during winters; these slopes turn white, forming powder bowls which are ideal for world class skiing. .
The views of white snow carpeted pristine Gulmarg is awesome. The mountains are covered in white and the snow lies in a thick carpet on the ground beneath the pine trees.
Enjoy a hot cup of Kashmiri Kawah tea sitting in front of a crackling fire or go out to enjoy the outdoor activities skiing, skating , sledging or a hike even .
Gulmarg is the ski town of India.
It is the best place to try your hand at skiing. Whether you are a novice or a expert skier, Gulmarg has something for everyone.The official ski season is from December to April, but check the snowfall levels before you go.
The Gulmarg Gondola
Gulmarg also boasts of one of the highest lift-accessible terrains in the world. The Gulmarg Gondola is the highest and longest cable-car in Asia. Completed in May 2005, it consists of two stretches: the first from Gulmarg (2,700m) to Kongdor (3,100m), and the second on up to Apharwat (4,200m) opening a magnificent view of the snowy mountains.
In winters, there are no crowds at the top of the mountain - only eerie silence, cold winds and breathtaking sights of the Nun, Kun and Naga make for an incredible experience.
Skiing enthusiasts are carried up in the gondola to the top to ski down, but even if you are not skiing, still you can take the ride to the top to enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
Nearest Airport : Srinagar Airport (60 km / 2 hrs)
Nearby Destinations / Attractions :
Srinagar & Dal Lake : https://www.monkfoot.com/destination-kashmir-dal-lake
Best time to visit and Climate :
Winter and Spring-summer , Gulmarg has its charm for each season. While winter is perfect for skiing and other winter sports, spring and summer brings vibrant colors.
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