Location: Baramula District, 52 km from Srinagar.

Best Time to Visit: May to September(Summer) and November to February(Winter).

Attractions: Golf, Trekking, Cable Car ride, Skiing(Winter).

Accommodation: Hotels and Huts

Gulmarg translates as “the meadow of flowers” and is located 52 km from Srinagar.Gulmarg can be accessed from Srinagar (the capital of Kashmir) in about 1 hour by car or bus. The busses will reach Tangmarg in about 45 minutes. From Tangmarg, for the 20 km hill road, jeeps can be hired for reaching Gulmarg hilltop in about 20 minutes.

Gulmarg boasts of Asia’s highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4200m/13779ft). The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski.

In fact the prime tourist attractions for those who travel to Gulmarg include skiing and Heliskiing, green golf courses and the gondola lift. Gulmarg has a beautiful golf course that is situated at a height of 2,650 meters above the sea level. The drive to Gulmarg is as beautiful as the hill station itself. Alongside the road, the scenery changes from boulevard of poplar to smooth vastness of rice fields, sprinkled with some pleasing villages. The fir-covered hills characterize the ascent to Gulmarg, Kashmir. There is also a spot on the way to Gulmarg, known as “View Point”, where tourist often stop to admire the breathtaking sight of snow capped mountains.