Gulmarg Tour

Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.

Activities in Gulmarg During Summer

Golfing
The Gulmarg golf course is like nothing you have seen or imagined before. Situated at an altitude of 2650 m it is the highest 18-hole green golf course anywhere in the world. The historic Gulmarg Golf Club was established in 1902 and offers golf equipment on hire, professional instruction, and short-term memberships. The course remains covered under snow from December to April. One can hire golf sets and balls from pros that are registered with the tourism department.

Longwalks
Gulmarg has a number of walkways that lead through charming meadows and pine forests, covering several streams and snow-capped peaks to be rewarded with sweeping views of the Great Himalayas from Nanga Parbat and Harmukh to the twin peaks of Nun Kun.

Horse Riding
The easiest way to experience all the charms that Gulmarg has to offer is on a horseback.

Gondola
The Gulmarg Gondola, Asia's highest and longest cable car project, provides a thrilling ride from the Gulmarg Meadow (2650m) through pine-clad slopes to Apharwat (3980m)

Fishing/Angling
An Angling Park has been developed in Gulmarg, while excellent fly-fishing is available on the Ferozepur Stream.

SIGHT-SEEING
The St. Mary Church [1894], Shiva Temple, Maharaja’s Palace, Lake and Children’s Park are well worth a visit. On a clear day, the Circuit Road view point offers unparalleled views of Nanga Parbat (World’s second highest peak) coupled with a panoramic view of the entire Kashmir Valley.

WINTER ACTIVITIES

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Gulmarg is the ultimate skiing resort for all levels of skiers, with runs ranging from gentle beginner slopes to the massive (2 km+) ski run accessible by the Gondola.

ICE-SKATING
An ice-skating rink has been recently developed in Gulmarg for enthusiasts.

HELI-SKIING
Advanced skiers are ferried by helicopter to otherwise inaccessible Himalayan peaks for the ultimate skiing experience.