Top 10 things to do and places to see in Gulmarg Kashmir-NgTraveller

Top 10 things to do and places to see in Gulmarg Kashmir-NgTraveller

Perfect for adventure and nature lovers, Gulmarg is a vacation destination that is still etched in the memory for a long time. Regarded as the best ski destinations in India, Gulmarg is an important part of Jammu and Kashmir tourism and believe us, it is not just a hill station in India. The beautiful city offers the opportunity to reconnect with nature, find tranquility and see a new face of Indian culture. In fact, it is a destination for everyone as it offers something for everyone.
If you are planning a trip to Kashmir and have Gulmarg on your itinerary, this list can help you choose the best things to do in Gulmarg.

  • Try skiing
  • Must do a Gulmarg gondola tour
  • Visit to the St. Mary's Church
  • Find peace at Lake Alpather
  • Touch nature in the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Explore Ningle Nallah
  • Visit the Maharani / Rani temple
  • Taste of Kashmir (Wazwan and Kahwa)
  • Discover Ferozepur Nallah
  • Visit Khilanmarg
Try skiing

Now skiing is one of the things you must experience when you come to Gulmarg. Known for its excellent slopes, Gulmarg is the best ski resort in India. For beginners, there are three children's slopes available with expert ski instructors (you can hire ski instructors for a day, a week, or even a month). For experienced skiers, the slopes of Aparwath Peak are ideal, with gentle and steep slopes that make it an ideal place for snowboarding in India. Besides skiing, you can also try snowboarding.

Must do a Gulmarg gondola tour

In Gulmarg, a gondola ride is a must. Gulmarg Gondola is the second highest cable car project in the world and is a two-level ride. In the first stage, visitors are taken to Kongdori, located at an altitude of 2,600 meters; In the second stage, visitors are taken to a height of 3,747 meters at the top of Abroth. The view from Gulmarg Gondola is really commendable because on a clear day you can also see the wonderful Nanga Parbat.

Visit to the St. Mary's Church

A Victorian church, St. Mary's is a small place of worship in Gulmarg. The church is famous for its stained glass windows and its absolute peace. The church is only accessible by trekking, so a little adventure can also be experienced along the way.
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Find peace at Lake Alpather

Lake Alpather is an interesting place to take a day trip from Gulmarg. The lake lies at the foot of the twin peaks of Aparwath, about 13 km from Gulmarg. Lake Aparwath is one of the most picturesque places that can be and remains frozen until mid-May and even in June you can see several chunks of ice floating on the water. It is a great idea for a day trip where you can have a good trekking experience or enjoy the exciting pony ride.

Touch nature in the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is a great place to witness the rich flora and fauna of the area. The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is located about 48 km from Srinagar at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level. The reserve is a safe haven for many wildlife such as the Himalayan musk deer, red fox, brown bear, and black bear. It would not be wrong to call the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve a bird watcher's paradise because it is the second home to many migratory birds. It is a different experience all together to be surrounded by the rich wildlife of the Himalayas and there is no better place to experience this excitement than the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.

Explore Ningle Nallah

It is a popular picnic spot, located about 8 km from Gulmarg. Ningle Nallah is a stream that has its origin in Allaptri Naag. This stream passes through picturesque towns like Wagoora and Kalantara. Trekking is the best way to get to Ningle Nallah, but it is recommended to start early in the morning. It is perfect for camping by the streams (you must bring your camping gear from Gulmarg); However, you can explore the area during the day and then you can easily return to Gulmarg.

Visit the Maharani / Rani temple

The Maharani temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the top of a hill in Gulmarg. It is believed to have been built by Queen Mohini Bai Sisodia, the wife of the former ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, and that is why it is called the Maharani Temple or Rani Temple. This red-roofed temple, apart from being a holy place, is also a popular tourist spot in Gulmarg and was featured in the Bollywood movie called Aap Ki Kasam.
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Taste of Kashmir (Wazwan and Kahwa)

Since you are in one of the best places in Kashmir, you must try two important features of Kashmiri cuisine which are Wazwan and Kahwa. Wazwan is a special dish that serves 32 dishes. Goshtapa and Rogan Josh are the specialties of this truly delicious dish. Kahwa is the traditional tea in Kashmir and it goes with everything you eat as it helps digest food. The tea is prepared by boiling green tea leaves with saffron threads, cinnamon bark, cardamom pods, and sometimes Kashmir rose to give it a special flavor. The tea is then served with sugar or honey and ground nuts, usually almonds or walnuts.

Discover Ferozepur Nallah

Ferozepur Nallah runs through Chinamarg and Nurpur Pass, and is 5 km from Gulmarg. Camping next to this stream is one of the best things to do in Gulmarg. Also, trout fishing is allowed here, which definitely makes it a perfect picnic spot. Enjoy a good outing with friends and family here and if you are visiting here, especially in winter, you can also enjoy skiing on the nearby mountain slopes.

Visit Khilanmarg

Khilanmarg is the most popular tourist spot near Gulmarg. It is located a short distance of 4 km from Gulmarg, which is a beautiful little valley. Peaceful and serene, Khilanmarg is adorned with varieties of flowers in the summer. One can easily walk to Khilanmarg and enjoy the views of Nanga Parbat and the twin peaks of Nun and Kun.

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