St. Mary’s Church is in Gulmarg! Standing tall for over a hundred years, this Victorian architectural wonder is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves history and beautiful architecture.
Located near the famous Gulmarg Golf Course, this little gem is accessible only by trekking, but don’t let that stop you from exploring it! Trust us, the view from the church is worth the effort, especially when it’s surrounded by snow during the winter season.
This church might be small in appearance, but it packs a punch when it comes to beauty and charm. The gray stone walls and wooden roofs give it a vintage look that’s hard to resist. And the best part? It’s one of the most peaceful places in Gulmarg with the majestic mountains surrounding it on one side and acres of verdant meadows on the other.
Built during the British Raj in 1902, St. Mary’s Church underwent a major renovation in 2002 that upgraded its façade considerably. The church is now beautifully illuminated at night, making it a beacon of hope in the surrounding area. While the church does not hold regular masses anymore, it’s open for all to visit from 7am to 5pm daily, and the best part? There are no fees to visit!
Inside, the church is a stunning example of Victorian architecture, with beautiful stained glass and wooden wall panels. Frescoes depicting scenes from the Holy Bible adorn the walls, making it a peaceful and serene spot for reflection and contemplation.
So, what are you waiting for? A visit to St. Mary’s Church in Gulmarg is sure to transport you back in time to the British rule era. Don’t forget to snap some pictures, because this is one of the rarest sights you’ll ever come across in Gulmarg!