Gulmarg is 56 km from Srinagar and is known for winter sports. Skiing, tobogganing, Snowboarding, and heli skiing are some of the popular sports practiced in the region. The area is also known for hosting world’s highest golf course, built during British reign. It is also one of the itinerary in Srinagar tour packages and is covered usually first day of the trip. It takes almost two hours to reach the place from Srinagar city. The private cabs are available till Tanmarg, post that chained cabs are available that further charges up to Rs 2000.
Gulmarg Gondola is another main attraction of Gulmarg that makes it famous among international tourist. It is one of the highest point where cable cars are operated. Sledge carts, skiing are other activities that you can enjoy at Gulmarg but are often over priced as tourism is the only medium of earning here. It is better to negotiate here cordially as locals have monopoly and getting into quarrel is not a solution. You can spend entire day in Gulmarg but if it is raining, it is better to get down before the sun sets. The best time to visit Gulmarg is every time as the weather remains immensely pleasant during April to August. While in winters, it is very cold. You can enjoy snowfall here in the month of January and February, when there is minimum 8 ft. snow.