Gulmarg the heart land of winter destination

Gulmarg a popular winter destination and a popular skiing spot destination for tourist in Baramulla districts in the Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir. Gulmarg is just 52km from Srinagar it will take one and half hour journey from Srinagar to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is an average elevation of 2,690M (8,825ft)
from the sea level in India. Gulmarg has around 40 hotels ranging from extremely budget
accommodation in private huts to hotels that are of a similar standard to a western Bed & Breakfast. When hotels say 5 stars expect similar standards to the aforementioned bed and breakfast or motel. The peak season starts with the snowfall in December and lasts until March (April if it is a good season). The
charges for one night stay during peak season in a hotel range typically between Rs1500 to Rs6500+, however there is also accommodation available for Rs500 which is only for the hardcore. The pre-season and post-season rates may have a discount but this is not standard. Bollywood films like Bobby, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, and Highway were shoots in Gulmerg.

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Apharwat Park this place is worth visiting for skiing lovers. The perfect slopes of this twin peaks gives a person the best experience of twists and turns to enjoy skiing. Even trained skiers will be pleased by the challenges the peak offers. If a person is not an enthusiast skier, one can explore the beauty of the twin peaks, have a snow-fight with the group and click pictures of the panoramic view to the lake reflecting the peaks in it.

Gulmarg Gondola one of the highest cable car in the world .The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft))is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in India. The timing of the gondola is 10 AM
(IST) to 5 PM (It's highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). A gondola can carry six people at a time. The price is 600 Indian Rupees (10 US$) for the first stage and 800 Indian Rupees (14 US$) for the second stage. Also offered are Chair Cars for phase II for 300 INR. It takes approximately 9 minutes to
reach the first stage and 12 minutes for second stage.

St Marry church one of the nearest sights that you will ever come across in gulmarg. A visit to this church is sure to transfer you years back in time of British rule. Built during the beginning of the 20th century the Roman Catholic Church is a beautiful example of the Victorian architecture. The church can be accessed by trekking. The church is located within the town of Gulmarg and is surrounded by many old hotels; a groove of pine trees and huts, and the entire places looks simply heavenly.

Favorable season for Gulmarg

During winter seasons in the month of November to March are favorable for tourist to explore Gulmarg. The winter sports that attract tourists to Kashmir from far and wide include skiing, Heliskiing, ice-skating and snowboarding. Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Patnitop are the three major adventurous destinations for winter and adventure sports in Kashmir. Winter Festival in Gulmarg is famous for its variety of cultural heritage. Dance music and adventurous sports is the main key feature of these festivals.

Accommodations in Gulmarg

Though the Gulmarg is just 52km from the Srinagar airport so many motels and hotels you can find on the way. You can find Hotels starts from the range of 2000 up to 12000 there were many hotels where you can find accommodation some of the examples were Grand Mumtaz resort, Gulmarg resort, Hotel Affarawat, Highland Park, Hotel Hilltop.
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