Gulmarg is a pristine town in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir known for its picturesque scenery and winter wonders. At a distance of 56 Kms from the city of Srinagar, Gulmarg gathers a consistent influx of tourists throughout the year thanks to unmatched beauty and a penchant for being a thrilling destination for adventure lovers.

Often regarded as the best skiing destination in India, Gulmarg is a paradise like no other in the winter months. Tourists from all over India and the world come to visit Gulmarg to enjoy a healthy amount of snowfall that blankets the hill station turning it into a wonderland fit for a epic movie.

Another important element in the charm of Gulmarg is the Gondola ride, that is the world’s second highest operating cable car. The entire ride comprises of two stages- Gulmarg to Kongdori and Kongdori to Apharwat Peak- and takes 20 minutes for completion. Riding in hanging cable cars thousands of feet above the ground with snow capped peaks beneath is an experience that will encapsulate you forever.

Places to visit in Gulmarg: Strawberry Peak, Apharwat Peak, and Alpather Lake

Current Weather: -4 Degrees

Famous for: Skiing, Sledding, Winter sightseeing, Gondola ride, and Luxury

Experience Type: Luxury resort

Best time to visit: December to mid March

Travel Tip: The base camp for the Gondola is 2 kilometres from the parking lot. To save money, it is advisable to walk the distance by foot and save money that would otherwise be spent on renting a horse. Expect some haggling from the local horse owners as they force tourists to hire a horse for short distance for astronomical amounts.