gulmarg gondola


Gulmarg is a beautiful area located in the Baramulla district of beautiful Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg is also known as “The Meadow of Flowers”. Located at an altitude of 2,730 meters, this hill station is adorned with colourful bluebells, daisies, forget-me-nots and buttercups. The surreal and magical landscape that captivates the soul will leave the mind of the trekkers chilling.

Thrilling Gulmarg Gondola Ride

One of the major attractions in Gulmarg is the Gulmarg Gondola, which offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable cable car experience. This ropeway is one of the tallest cable cars in the world with two phases named Phase 1 and Phase 2. This spectacular cable car ride takes you up and down between snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. The gondola ride offers panoramic views of the beautiful landscape.

The Gondola ride is an activity that any traveller visiting Gulmarg should never miss. Make sure to book your Gulmarg Gondola Ride tickets online in advance as offline tickets are no more available. It is also customary to stop the gondola during bad weather. Therefore, you can enjoy the gondola ride only if you have a little bit of luck beyond your desire.

gondola ride in gulmarg

A Winter Wonderland

Gulmarg turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it a dream destination for winter sports enthusiasts. As the temperature drops, the slopes of Gulmarg become a skier’s paradise, attracting visitors from all over the world. With vast skiing terrain suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers, the valleys of Gulmarg offer an unparalleled experience amidst the snowy Himalayas.

But during the winter season, the flower meadows of Gulmarg cannot be enjoyed. During the snowfall, the Gondola, the attraction here, is often suspended.

Weather and Temperature

As temperatures vary throughout the year, it is essential to plan your visit accordingly. Each time you can enjoy a different experience here. Flowers in summer and snowfall in winter make this region beautiful. Winters create beautiful snowy landscapes. This makes it a favourable destination for winter sports enthusiasts. On the other hand, summer offers pleasant weather, making Gulmarg an ideal time for nature walks and sightseeing.

Summers in Gulmarg stay within a comfortable range of 20 to 29 degrees Celsius, making it a perfect time for all ages to enjoy. Whereas in winter it drops below zero and blankets the entire area with snow.

Hotels and Accommodation

All types of hotels are available in Gulmarg. Here you can choose hotels and resorts according to your budget and preferences. However, getting accommodation in top hotels during the tourist season is difficult unless booked well in advance.

From luxurious hotels offering breathtaking mountain views to charming guest houses nestled amidst lush green scenery, the accommodation options in Gulmarg ensure a comfortable and memorable stay for everyone.

Explore the beauty of Gulmarg

Apart from the fascinating gondola ride, Gulmarg is rich in many must-see tourist attractions. Located at a distance of 6 km from Gulmarg, Khilanmarg Valley is a veritable winter ski run.

Khilanmarg offers tourists a magnificent view of the Kashmir Valley. Located at the foothills of the Apharwat peaks, which remain frozen till mid-June, Alpather Lake is a sight to behold. This makes it an adventure lover’s delight. At a height of 3,810 meters above sea level, the Afarwat range is a destination for trekkers who come to enjoy the Himalayan views.

Activities and Attractions

Gulmarg offers an array of exciting activities. Whether you want to embark on exciting trekking expeditions, witness the awe-inspiring mountain stream of Ningli Nalla, or try your hand at trout fishing in Firospor Nalla, Gulmarg ensures an immersive experience with nature. In summer, Gulmarg becomes a hiker’s paradise with numerous trails catering to all skill levels.

Adventurers can explore the beauty of the Outer Circular Walk, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and snow-capped peaks. Established in 1904 by the British, the Gulmarg Golf Club offers a unique opportunity to unwind amid the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Meadow of Flowers

Altitude and Proximity to Other Destinations:

Situated at an altitude of 2,730 meters, the height of the Gulmarg Hills keeps the temperature of the region from rising even in summer.

Other tourist places in Kashmir are not too far from Gulmarg. A day trip to Pahalgam, also known as the “Valley of the Shepherds” can be included in your Kashmir tour along with a Gulmarg tour. Through this one can enjoy lush valleys, pristine lakes and charming villages. On another day, continue to Sonmarg, alpine meadows, glaciers and the sparkling Sindh River.

Main attractions in Gulmarg List

  1. Gulmarg Gondola: Take this two-stage cable car ride to enjoy breathtaking views of the breathtaking scenery and snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
  2. Khilanmarg: A picturesque valley famous for winter ski runs and panoramic views of the Kashmir valley.
  3. Alpathar Lake: A frozen lake located at the foot of the Afarwat peaks during winter.
  4. Ningli Nalla: A beautiful mountain stream from Afarwat and Alpathar Lake with snow melt.
  5. Ferozepur Nalla: A mountain stream that meets the Bahan River at a popular picnic spot known as ‘Water’s Meet’.
  6. Gulmarg Golf Club: Established in 1904 by the British, Gulmarg Golf Club is one of the highest golf courses in the world.
  7. Trekking and Hiking Trails: Gulmarg has various trails that offer stunning views of the Himalayas and lush green valleys. It is enjoyable for trekkers.
  8. Skiing: In winter, Gulmarg turns into a skiing haven. Gulmarg welcomes skiing tourists from all over the world at this time.

How to reach Gulmarg:

You can travel to Gulmarg from major cities and tourist spots in Kashmir. Here are the ways to reach Gulmarg:

By Air: The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar International Airport which is about 57 km away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi, share a taxi or bus to reach Gulmarg.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gulmarg is Jammu Tawi Railway Station, about 305 km from Jammu Tawi Railway Station to Gulmarg. You can book a taxi to reach Gulmarg from Jammu or take a share taxi option.

By Road: Gulmarg can be reached by road from the major cities of Jammu and Kashmir. Regular bus services are available from Srinagar which is about 56 km away. Alternatively, taxis and private cars can be hired to reach Gulmarg.

Distance from the nearest tourist locations

Pahalgam to Gulmarg Distance: About 140 km (about 4 hours by road)
Srinagar to Gulmarg Distance: About 56 km (about 1.5 to 2 hours by road)
Sonamarg to Gulmarg Distance: About 130 km (about 3 to 4 hours by road)


With its mesmerizing gondola ride, enchanting climate and array of activities, Gulmarg stands as an exceptional destination in Kashmir that leaves a lasting impression on your heart. From skiing in a winter wonderland to strolling through flowery meadows in summer, Gulmarg offers a diverse and magical experience, so pack your bags and book your Kashmir tour by contacting us today to create fond memories that will stay with you forever.