Skiing in Gulmarg - Kashmir

Duration : 06 Nights/ 07 Days

Destination Covered :Srinagar | Gulmarg | Srinagar |


Over View

Gulmarg is the "heartland of winter sports in India. Gulmarg has been rated by CNN International as Asia's seventh best ski destination. "Gulmarg Gondola," one of the highest cable car in the world, reaching 3,979 metres. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Apharwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)).

Ropeway is also available in two phases. The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station at 3,080 m. The second stage of the ropeway takes skiers to a height of 3,950 m (12,959 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain.

Beautiful resorts and hotels are available in Gulmarg. You may expect various category of the hotels in Gulmarg. Some of the resorts are very good like Khyber resort / highland park / Hotel Vintage / Grand Mumtaz etcc.., though most of the resorts are reasonable priced.

Skiing equipment can be hired on per day basis or as a package for couple of days or weeks. Better to pre book your skiing gears to avoid any unforeseen circumstances.

Itinerary Details

Day 01Arrive Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar airport at an alt. of 1,515 meters transfer to (20 km) Houseboat check in relax over night stay at Houseboat.

Day 02In Srinagar

Srinagar (Lake City) - It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens

Shankaracharya Temple (Hindu Shrine) - Situated on the highest hill of Srinagar, it is nearly one thousand feet above the city. The temple commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. It is devoted to lord Shiva. The site dates back to 2500 BC. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this site when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive sanatan dharma.

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan's brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) - It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

Day 03Srinagar-Gulmarg

Transfer to Gulmarg at an Alt. of 2,700 meters (54 Km drive / 2 Hrs). Check in at the hotel and enjoy the beauty of Paradise

Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) - It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

Check in at your resort and get familiar with the area and ski equipments Overnight at hotel in Gulmarg

Day 04In Gulmarg

Enjoy your skiing at Gulmarg

Day 05In Gulmarg

Enjoy your skiing at Gulmarg

Day 06In Gulmarg

Enjoy your skiing at Gulmarg

Day 07Drive Gulmarg to Srinagar & Departure

Morning you will get transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight for onward destination