Things to do in Gulmarg

There are a range of places to visit in Gulmarg that offer enthralling views of nature’s beauty in the form of snow covered mountains, vast expanses of greenery, a rainbow of colours in the large patches of wild flowers that intersperse the entire landscape, truly establishing the fact that it is heaven on earth. The richness of the varied flora is sure to leave you spellbound. All of this makes Gulmarg a much sought after destination for booking an India honeymoon package.

One of the prime things to do in Srinagar is to take a Gondola cable ride that takes you to the peak of Mt. Apharwat, which offers panoramic views of Nanga Parbat and Harmukh mountains and is one of the major points of interest on your Gulmarg holidays. View of the valley from a height of 10,000 feet, surrounded by clouds at the top of snow covered peaks makes for an out-of-the-world experience and leaves you wanting for more. The entire ride is divided into two parts – ascend and descend, where you can witness the overwhelming beauty of the valley underneath and the wondrous beauty.

The Apharwat peak is a popular spot for tourists of varied interests. It is a heaven for people seeking adrenaline rush and is home to the most popular ski resort in India. It is thronged by tourists throughout the year and depending on the interest, you can either go for skiing or sledging or choose to absorb in the breath-taking views and play in the snow with your family.

Most of the people opt for a Kashmir tour package during the winter months, as the place has earned its reputation as the hotspot for winter sports activity in India and it is suitable for novice adventure enthusiasts as well as the skilled ones.

An essential travel hack while travelling to heights is that you should always wear layers of woollens, as temperatures tend to change quickly with the change in altitude. Another travel tip is to always wear a sunscreen while going out in the snow, as that would help in preventing sun burns.

Gulmarg is also home to the world’s highest altitude 18-hole golf course. Situated at an altitude of 2650 meters, it lies adjacent to the snow covered mountains and has been gaining popularity owing to its lush green surroundings. It has brilliant views and exotic ambience.

You cannot afford to miss out on Alpather Lake. Located at the foot of the twin peaks of Mount Apharwat, this lake is frozen for the most part of the year and is a popular skating and picnic spot. Surrounded by snow covered mountains with fat pockets of clouds hung over it, this place provides for spellbinding views. A trek to this place is a must do activity for adventure enthusiasts.

The ride from Srinagar to Gulmarg has fascinating views and you can visit Baba Reshi Shrine en route to Gulmarg. It is a shrine of a Muslim saint and is a sacred place with spiritual significance. It lies between Tangmarg and Gulmarg and can be accessed by taking a small detour in between. The beauty of the shrine lies in its blend of Persian and Mughal architecture. Along with it, you can also make a visit to St. Mary’s church and Rani Temple.

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