Most Famous Places to Visit in Gulmarg

Discovered long back in the 16th century, Gulmarg truly stands by its name “Meadow of Flowers”. The place presents a complete bloom-shower in the summer season with beautiful flowers like daisies and blue bells.

Yes, it is a hill station and also popular skiing destination in Jammu and Kashmir. Together with Srinagar and Pahalgam, Gulmarg forms the most popular or the golden triangle of tourism in Kashmir. Of the many things and activities that you could indulge in, we bring to you the list of most famous places to visit in Gulmarg.

The place is well-known for having the world’s highest and Asia’s longest cable car project which is called ‘Gulmarg Gondola’. No, this is not all! Gulmarg has much more to offer when it comes to sightseeing. To make it easier for you, we have a mini guide which will help you know more about this beautiful place.

What makes you visit Gulmarg?

  • This ski resort is the perfect summer holiday destination and is just 46 kms from Srinagar.
  • Gulmarg provides with the best Himalayan view which you really can’t afford to miss.
  • Trek lovers? Gulmarg is a popular trekking base.
  • Gulmarg has exactly what a nature lover needs. The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is known for bird watching.
  • The place has the highest altitude golf course which is a true treat for the golfers.

So without further ado, here’s the list of most famous places to visit in Gulmarg which you should consider when planning your trip to Kashmir.

Gondola Lift

Gondola Ride Gulmarg

Gondola Ride in Gulmarg

Of the many things to do in Gulmarg, Gondola ride is probably the one thing that tops the list of any tourist in Gulmarg. Gondola lift is a cable car which is the world’s highest and longest cable car. The cable car has been designed in collaboration with a French firm called Pomagalski.

The lift takes tourists to different stations where they get to see some really amazing views. Tourists from all over the world visit Gulmarg to have a fun-filled ride in this unique cable car.



scenic view of khilanmarg with green grassland & snow covered mountains

If you are visiting the “meadow of flowers”, then this place is one of the must visit for sightseeing in Gulmarg. Khilanmarg is 4 kms from Gulmarg.

The place is surrounded all over from mountains and it provides a great view during spring season when it is filled with wild flowers. There is a view point in Khilanmarg with its spectacular vistas of the great Himalayas, that you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Gulmarg.

Apharwat Peak

Apharwat Peak Gulmarg

If adventure runs the course of your veins and you call yourself a trekker, then Apharwat Peak is one of the places to be in when you are visiting Gulmarg

The Apharwat peak is a trekking center and a must-visit for those who love trekking. It is a place which provides beautiful scenes to the tourists who visit here. It is a popular attraction of Gulmarg and skiers from all over come here to get an enthralling experience.  For learners, the peak provides with a great learning stage where they get to polish their skiing skills.

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Gulmarg Golf Course

Gulmarg Golf Course

Tee off at one of the highest and most picturesque golf course in the world

Established back in 1904 by the British, Golf Course of Gulmarg is located at a height of 2650 m above sea level and one of the most popular places to visit in here.

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Gulmarg Ski Resort

Gulmarg Ski Resort

Picture is worth a thousand words…do we need to say more

Gulmarg is considered the best ski destination of India. It is a great attraction for tourists who are interested in skiing. The Alpine slopes offer great runs of around 2 km and have an altitude drop of over 700 mtr. These slopes end at Gondola at the top. There are different slopes which are set as per different levels of difficulties; tourists can choose them as according to convenience.

Alpather Lake

Alpather Lake

A must visit place for stunning view of Himalayas and the turquoise high altitude lake.

13 kms from Gulmarg, Alpather Lake is located at a height of 4511 m at the Apharwat peak. The lake is triangular in shape and the snow covered mountains take place in the background. Apart from a picturesque sight, the lake also provides an adventurous opportunity to the visitors, who can take up activities like horse riding and ridge climbing.

Children’s Park

Children's Park

If you are planning a trip to Gulmarg with family, then this is one place you should take your kids to

Yes! Children’s Park is the right place for your children too and promises to make them have a fun filled journey. While you are busy looking at those beautiful sights, your children can have fun at the park with exciting games and activities. The park is set at a great height and is the highest children park in the world.

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Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

There’s something for everyone in Gulmarg and this is for you if you are a wildlife enthusiast

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is famous for its vegetation and wildlife. The reserve is spread over an area of 180 sq. km. The reserve houses upland and pheasant birds. The place is visited all round the year by birdwatchers. Also, the reserve provides shelter to endangered wildlife species such as leopards, red foxes and musk deer.

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Baba Reshi Shrine

Baba Reshi Shrine

In god he trusted and so should you, seek the blessing of this revered saint if you are visiting Gulmarg

Named after a known Muslim scholar and Saint, Baba Reshi Shrine is 5 kms from Gulmarg and is located at a height of 2133 m above sea level. The saint after whom this shrine was built was a member of the court of King Zain-ul-Abidin. Tourists from different parts of the world, visit here to have a look at the Mughal and Persian style of architecture which makes up the shrine.

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Nagin Valley

Nagin Valley

This meandering valley gets its name from nagin – the snake – and it is as thrilling and bewitching as a nagin is

Surrounded by natural beauty from every corner, the Nagin Valley is a beautiful meadow which offers enthralling sights to the visitors. Initially, the place was closed, but it is now open for locals and tourists. The place is a great attraction for those who look up to camping and trekking.

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Strawberry Valley

Strawberry valley

You must have seen it in one of the Bollywood movies and you should visit this spellbinding place when you are in Gulmarg

The valley makes you taste those fresh strawberries during summers. That is not enough! Walk down the valley to get through the unexplored part of Gulmarg. The place is famous for its Bollywood connection as many important sequences of movies have been shot here.

Ningle Nallah

Ningle Nallah

This scenic place is ideal for a short break or picnic with friends and family

Ningle Nallah is a beautiful stream with flowing water right from the melting ice of the Apharwat peak. It is situated at a distance of 10 kms from Gulmarg. The place is the best attraction for those who wish to spend some quality time with their family and friends in between the grassy fields.



This high altitude paradise is a trekker’s and camper’s delight

Lienmarg is 10 kms from Gulmarg. Well-known for the picturesque sights which it offers, the place rests at a height of 8700 feet above sea level. This beautiful meadow is enough to attract campers and trekkers from all across the globe. The place also offers different winter sports activities to the tourists.

So, we hope this guide helps you know the different places which you must visit on your tour to Gulmarg. Gulmarg offers all what you require for a fun and exciting trip with your friends and family. So, get ready to rush to Gulmarg, this holiday season.

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Best time to visit Gulmarg

The best time to visit Gulmarg is from March till July. For extreme adventure in snow, you could also visit Gulmarg in the winter months of October & November.

Thinking this world is a gold mine, Tanya Malik believes, the more you travel, the more you discover. Travel Writer one day, shutterbug the other, author in making, she lives for love, food and travel. Expect tons about scenic beauty and food from the write-ups of this nature lover and foodie.

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