Things to Do in Gulmarg

Want to enrich your Gulmarg experience with a Kashmir package that seamlessly weaves together snow, excitement, love, and adventure? Gulmarg, meaning meadows of flowers, truly lives up to its given name. The endless meadows, snow-kissed peaks, flower valleys, river streams, beautiful lakes, and pine forests all add to the incredible natural beauty of the place and make it a wonderful location to perform various activities in Gulmarg, ranging from relaxing to adventurous ones. With a specially curated Kashmir package, your bucket list will overflow with unforgettable moments in this picturesque haven.

Being a power-packed destination with so many activities to do in Gulmarg such as trekking, skiing, snowboarding, natural walks, and cable car riding, the place serves the taste and likes of both adventure junkies and nature enthusiasts. The best part is that all the activities are open for tourists around the year. 

Skiing is one activity offered in Gulmarg which has earned recognition for itself in different parts of the world, with loads of foreign tourists flocking in Gulmarg just to enjoy a skiing experience. The Gondola cable car ride is one of the unique activities offered in Gulmarg. The beautiful paradisiacal destination helps you reconnect with nature and offers peace of mind in every way one can desire for couples, families, and youngsters alike.

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Gulmarg Gondola
Alpine Adventure
Cable Car Charm
Panoramic Peaks

Gulmarg Gondola is the second highest and second longest cable car ride in the world. This cable car ride is divided into two phases up to the Apharwat Mountain. The first phase takes you from Gulmarg Resort to Kongdoori Station. In the second phase, you can move from the Kongdoori Mountain to the Apharwat Peak. After reaching the top, you can catch stunning views of Mt.Nanda Devi and the Pir Panjal Ranges.

Seven Springs
Sevenfold Beauty
Serene Retreat

Seven Springs in Gulmarg came by this name after the seven natural outlets of water here. It is a majestic stream located atop a little hill near Kongdori. The place is a popular tourist attraction primarily for the scenic views of the nearby areas from here. You can also get picturesque views of both the Gulmarg and Srinagar valleys from here. 

Gulmarg Golf Course

One of the highest green golf courses in the world, this is a must-visit attraction to cover while travelling with our Kashmir packages. The Gulmarg Golf Course also comes with a stunning clubhouse that has its very own historical significance. If you want to try your hand at golfing, there are golf sets that you can hire and instructors to make that perfect. You can also get a temporary membership here if you wish to give golfing a go.

Nature's Retreat
Panoramic Views
Picturesque Landscape

Set at an altitude of 2000 feet above sea level, this 6 km walk is actually a miniature valley and one of the most sought after places to visit in Gulmarg with our Kashmir packages. It is surrounded by majestic sights of the mighty Himalayas and some of its tallest peaks. Apart from immense natural beauty, Khilanmarg also offers opportunities for plenty of adventure sports here.

Shrine of Baba Reshi

Baba Reshi Ziyarat is a shrine at Baramula which belongs to the renowned Muslim saint Baba Payam-Uddin who was also a famous courtier in the court of the king of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. The shrine has been constructed at the site where the saint breathed his last in the year 1480 and has become one of the most popular places to visit in Gulmarg, with our specially curated Kashmir packages.

Maharani Temple

Constructed by Mohini Bai Sisodia, the wife of a former Kashmiri ruler named Maharaja Hari Singh, the Maharani Temple is also popularly referred to as the Rani Temple. The most fascinating aspect of this temple which is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati, is that it has been constructed in such a way that it can be seen from all corners of Gulmarg. Marvel at the grandeur of this renowned temple, which is also a famous tourist spot to explore on your Kashmir trip with your friends, family, and all your loved ones.

Kanchenjunga Museum

Initially constructed to serve as a high-altitude military school, the Kanchenjunga Museum was later set up to mark the first summit of the Indian armed forces to the Kanchenjunga in 1997. Today, the museum holds an enviable collection of mountaineering gear and equipment that were used in the mountains by the Indian army. Visit this attraction while touring with our Kashmir packages, and gain enriching insights about this sport.


Perched cozily upon the slopes of the Pir Panjal range, Tangmarg is a quaint little town that is one of the best places to visit in Gulmarg with our Kashmir tour packages. It is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Gulmarg and nearly 39 km from Srinagar. In winters the route from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is a thick blanket of white snow.

Alpather Lake

This fascinating water body is located at the base of the twin peaks of Apharwat Mountains amid lush meadows and rocky hills. The sheer beauty of the location attracts nature lovers and photography enthusiasts from far and wide, making it one of the best attractions to explore with our Kashmir tour packages. You can also take a pony ride here and explore the snow covered roads around the area.

St. Mary’s Church

This wondrous Victorian architecture stands tall with pride even after a century since it was instituted. The St. Mary’s Church in Gulmarg is located near the Golf course and makes for one of the top places to visit with our well-curated Kashmir packages. The beauty of the church is especially pronounced during the winter season with snow-laden parapets and stunning peace.

Gulmarg Children’s Park

The Children’s Park in Gulmarg spans an area of nearly 1 acre and exotically surrounded by majestic hills, gorgeous conifers, floating clouds and scintillating water. It is among the best tourist places in Gulmarg for children, with a plethora of kid-friendly attractions like toy train, car rides, buggy rides and several other rides, making it an ideal place to spend some quality time with friends and family on your trip to Kashmir.

Ferozepur Nallah
River Crossing, Landscape

Ferozepur Nallah is a mountain stream near Gulmarg that has its origins in the Ferozepur Peak, and it is a prominent attraction to cover while travelling with our Kashmir tour packages. Popularly known as the Shinmahinyu, the stream lies at a distance of almost 5 km from Gulmarg and is very popular among those looking for an ideal spot to pursue fishing and angling. The area is surrounded on all sides by lofty mountains and beautiful pine trees.

Drung Waterfall
Cascading Beauty
Waterfall Oasis
Hidden Gem

The Drung Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist places in Gulmarg to tour with our very affordable Kashmir tour packages. Located in the Tangmarg tehsil of Gulmarg, Baramulla, this is a heavily cascading waterfall that is set in the midst of majestic mountains. The main feature of this waterfall that makes it so attractive is that it gets completely frozen in the winter season owing to extremely low temperatures.

Apharwat Peak
Skiing Paradise
Breathtaking Views
Majestic Heights

Located at a height of 4,200 m above sea level, Apharwat Peak is one of the most significant places in Gulmarg that attributes to the beauty of this attraction. The peak is positioned strategically, close to the Line of Control, with Pakistan neighboring it. It is covered in deep snow for most parts of the year, making it a all-time-visit tourist spot to explore with our Kashmir tour packages. It is also the site where most of the winter sports in Gulmarg are organized.

Ningle Nallah
Hidden Valley Gem

Ningle Nallah, one of the most sought-after destinations included in our Kashmir tour packages, is a beautiful mountain stream surrounded by snow-clad mountains and pastures carpeted with lush greenery. The stream flows about 10 km from Gulmarg, in the Baramulla district and the main sources of water of the stream is the melting of ice in Apharwat Peak as well as the Alpather Lake.

Lush Meadows, Adventure

Lienmarg is situated at a height of 8,700 feet above sea level and lies about 10 km from the Gulmarg town. One of the most stunning places to visit in Gumarg as a part of the Kashmir packages, it known for its rich natural beauty, and comes with picture-book line pine forests and grass-carpeted landscapes. Such a landscape is also ideal for organizing camping trips and other sports activities here, particularly winter sports.  

Igloo Cafe

This is one of the newest tourist attractions in Gulmarg and also a record holder for being the largest of its kind in the whole of Asia. The Igloo Café is a snowy marvel where visitors can enjoy a fine dining experience amidst stretches of fluffy white snow. The café is built out of snow, having decorated interiors with tables and chairs that are also made of snow, and is a breath-taking attraction to cover with our Kashmir tour packages.

Imambara Goom

A trip to Gulmarg with our Kashmir tour packages is incomplete without a visit to one of the many holy sites that dot this picturesque town. Apart from the spirituality and peace that the pilgrim site has to offer, the site also gives some of the best views of the Himalayas. Imambara Goom is one of the best places to make a start with your entire family.

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What are the best things to do in Gulmarg on a honeymoon?

1. Admiring the mesmerizing Apharwat Peak: Among the most romantic things to do in Gulmarg, catching the glimpse of the Apharwat Peak positioned near the LOC tops the list. Being snow-packed round the year, a romantic horse ride in the white meadows can get you to experience some of the panoramic views right from the hilltop.

2. Signing up for Snowboarding and Skiing Experience: One of the activities to do in Gulmarg for the adventure eyeing couple comes in the form of gliding the epic slopes of the snow-covered mountains. Gulmarg is famous for its skiing experience throughout the world. So, don't forget to ski in Gulmarg with your partner.

3. Food tour in GulmargIt says the way to a man's heart is through the stomach. Well, it's true for women also. So, feast upon the local delicacies of Gulmarg particularly the Rogan Josh, Dum Aloo, Matar Pulav, Tujj etc. The speciality of this place comes in the form of pink tea, do try it! Another dessert of this super romantic place is halwa paratha.

4. Spending the day at Alpather Lake: Still, confused about what to do in Gulmarg with your better half? Add the Alpather Lake to your itinerary which is 13 km from Gulmarg. You can take the trek to reach the lake or a pony ride. If you visit this lake in the summer, you and your partner can experience the heavenly sight of beautiful flowers.

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Which are the best adventure activities to do in Gulmarg?

1. Skiing experience at Apharwat Peak: Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in skiing as one of the best things to do in Gulmarg particularly, in winters. The lush greenery of coniferous forest surrounding the snowy mountains can give the adrenaline rush while gliding down.

2. Gondola Ride: One of the exciting activities to do in Gulmarg is the Gondola ride at Kongdori Gulmarg Gondola which is the 2nd highest cable car line in the entire world. The ride offers splendid views of Khilanmarg, Gulmarg, LOC, Pir Panjal and Nanda Devi ranges. This Gondola ride takes you to an altitude as high as 12,300 feet.

3. Trekking towards Alpather Lake: One of the adventurous activities in Gulmarg is trekking around the magical frozen lake of Alpather lake which is located at a height of approximately 4400 meters. One can witness enormous chunks of ice floating on the lake to add a sparkle effect to the entire view.

4. Visit Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve: Spread over an area of nearly 180 sq km, the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is an abode to some of the common yet rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna. The reserve is located at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level and allows tourists to witness the charming biodiversity present in this reserve.

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Which are the famous things to buy in Gulmarg?

If you are thinking about what to do in Gulmarg in terms of shopping, then there are no big shopping zones there in Gulmarg. There are small outlets that give a fabulous choice of shopping, and you, thus, even have the choice to negotiate on the prices. The specialty of buying at this place is plucking the loose tea leaves from tea estates. However, it is recommended to visit Srinagar, if you want to indulge in an extensive buying spree. Here are a few of the things you can buy when in Gulmarg:

Kashmiri handicrafts
Kashmiri pherans (woolen robe)
Pashmina shawls
Decorative linens
Carved furniture
Walnut products
Brass items
Astounding silk carpets
Papier-mache souvenirs
Tea leaves
Stone jewelry
Dry fruits

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How much does skiing cost in Gulmarg?

Gulmarg is a popular destination for ski lovers, both amateur and professional skiers. The average skiing cost with a 30-minute training is INR 3,000.

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Is it safe to visit Gulmarg?

Gulmarg is one of the safest tourist destinations one can plan to go to. It has modern frills and ensures to create a comfortable stay for the tourist due to the adequate presence of medical shops, hospitals, police stations etc. Also, the place is usually not affected by the unrest that goes on in the other parts of Kashmir. But, it is better to take an informed decision when planning a trip to Gulmarg to indulge in adventure soaked activities to do in Gulmarg.

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How can I spend 4 days in Gulmarg?

Gulmarg is such a charming location that spending 2 days is sufficient in books, but to satisfy the inner soul, one can spread the itinerary of 4 days. You can visit all the popular places and spend a considerable time there. You can take part in various things to do in Gulmarg, ranging from skiing, trekking to nature walks and snow-boarding etc.

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How many days are sufficient for a Gulmarg trip?

Although you can spend a lifetime exploring and appreciating the beauty of Gulmarg, a 2-day expedition is considered to be sufficient to explore the attractions in Gulmarg. The things to do in Gulmarg can even be managed as a day trip from Srinagar.

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