Gulmarg Pictures

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The old name of Gulmarg was “Gaurimarg”, named after Lord Shiva’s wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg (land of roses).

Meadows at the base of the hills

Government Guest house

Gulmarg Gondolas

The peaks at an altitude of 3950 m can be accessed by ski lifts (Aerial Gondolas), which were inaugurated by the Chief Minister on 25 December, 2004. This is the highest cable car project in Asia.
Phase 1 : Gulmarg to Kungdoor – Cost INR 300
Phase 2 : Kungdoor to Aparwath – Cost INR 500


The entire hill is guarded by the army at all times.

Afarwat Peak

Gulmarg has the highest green golf course in the world. There are a few places of religious importance within a 20 km radius including Baba Reshi, Haji Murad at Kreeri and Tangmarg.

It does not have any permanent residents. Everyone except for the hotel guests/employees are required to leave the village by sunset, due to a curfew imposed by the army in 1990.

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gulmarg gondola
Outside the Gondola stop

View from the Gondola stop

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Snowcapped mountains

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Snowcapped mountains

Srinagar to Gulmarg

A well managed road connects from Srinagar to Gulmarg.
Distance : 34 miles (1 hour 22 minutes)

Other attractions

  • Khilanmarg
  • Ziarat of Baba Reshi
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserves
  • Tangmarg
  • Drang
  • Alpather Lake (Frozen Lake)

11 Responses to Gulmarg Pictures

  1. Abhishek September 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Beauty at its Best In Gulmarg.
    After seeing these pics there is no doubt that Switzerland have some competition in India too, but the condition in Kashmir has made it away from common man.
    I loved your pics, by the way what time they were clicked ?

    • Madhu September 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Yes, Gulmarg is pretty good. But we did a day trip from Srinagar.
      The next time we go there, we’d like to stay there for a day or 2.

      These were clicked in June 2010 (between 11 and 3).


  2. Arti September 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Stunning pics!!!
    What beauty… so surreal!
    Would definitely like to be there some day!

    • Madhu September 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

      Hi Arti,
      Welcome to 10YI !
      Your blog has a lot of info … We are currently in Kerala.
      Will go through your blog to see if you have anything for South India.
      Cheers and Safe Travels!

  3. Nalini Hebbar September 18, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Spectacular!…lucky you!

    • Madhu September 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi Nalini,
      Thanks for stopping.
      I just wish the weather was a tad better that day – It was raining throughout the day.


  4. Vyankatesh September 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Wonderful pictures 🙂

    The one’s with the snow are simply amazing!!

    • Madhu September 19, 2010 at 8:55 am #

      Hi Vyankatesh,
      Thanks for stopping by …
      It was snowing a bit the morning we got there – hence there was a lot of fresh snow.
      But it would keep switching between rain and snow, which was making the paths slushy.

      I checked your blog out … nice articles … liked the latest one on Wayne Rooney.


  5. dr pratibha September 21, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    Truely gulmerg is a place of dreams.great clicks.

  6. umesh derebail April 16, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Beautiful photographs of the landscape in Gulmarg…kudos, now i am tempted to use your link….

    • Madhu Nair April 16, 2011 at 5:27 am #

      LOL … you are more than welcome to ink this one to your blog.

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