Gulmarg is in the Pir Panjal Range of Jammu and Kashmir.
This ski destination is nestled in the snow-covered Himalayas at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level.
Gulmarg is known for its breathtaking beauty and is often considered one of India’s top honeymoon destinations, a peaceful escape from the bustling crowds of Manali and Shimla. It’s also a hub for adventure enthusiasts with the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering located here offering a variety of courses including skiing, snowboarding, trekking and mountaineering. And if you’re a fan of Bollywood movies, you’ll be happy to know that Gulmarg has been a popular filming location for many of them.
The winter months transform Gulmarg into a magical land, but even in the summer, the beauty of the place does not fade. Come autumn, the valley is covered in a sheet of vibrant colours from the blooming flowers.
Gulmarg is also known for its rich and delicious cuisine, including traditional dishes like Rogan Josh, Dum Aloo, and Yakhni. For a taste of something more local, try Qabargaah, Modur Pulaav, Muj Gaad, Raazma-Gogji, Sheer Chai, Kehwah, and Sheekh Kabab.
To experience skiing on the snow-covered slopes and to take a ride on the world’s second-highest Gondola, visit Gulmarg in October or November. Just make sure to pack some warm clothes as temperatures can fall as low as -4 degrees and not rise above 11-12 degrees Celsius.
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure and bask in the beauty of Gulmarg!