Gulmarg is one of the most prominent summer destination on the lap of great Himalayas. Gulmarg, which means ‘Meadow of flowers’, is a small town and a hill station located at an altitude of 2730 meters in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. With a very small number of populations the place welcomes people from all part of the country during the summer. During winter the mercury drops down to minus, resulting thick snow all around.
Adventure activities in Gulmarg
Gulmarg is popularly known for plenty of adventure activities and adventure camps. It is always advisable to carry all your winter dresses to beat the chilling weather. Trekkers and mountain climbers will find the place more beautiful than others. The trekking trails to Khilanmarg and Pir Panjal is simple outstanding. However, you need to take a local guide to guide you in the trip. Among other famous adventure activities, gondola ride, skiing, fishing, etc can be named the most. The tourists during their summer trip can enjoy golf in the heart of the city, which during winter changes into an icy platform and becomes a skiing and snow sledging spot. If you want to experience the charming and breathe taking beauty of Kashmir valley then Gulmarg is the ideal place.
How to reach
Srinagar Airport (56 Km) from Gulmarg is the nearest airbase offering regular flight service for the tourists. The rest of the distance can be covered by bus or shared taxi.
There is no specific train halt near Gulmarg. The nearest rail stop is at Jammu, which is almost 300 Km from Gulmarg. So, traveling in train is not a feasible option for the tourists.
Bus and taxi service in Gulmarg from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other destinations is wonderful. There are plenty of deluxe, luxury and government run buses for the Gulmarg at affordable cost.