Gulmarg Tourism

Visit Gulmarg - Best of Gulmarg

If your idea of a trip is ethereal Himalayas, un-touched beauty and skiing in India, then Gulmarg is exactly what you are looking for. Located in the Baramula district in the lap of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is a few kilometres away from the Line of Control. Don’t let this misguide you into thinking the city is a locally guarded secret.

Tourism in Gulmarg has witnessed a constant boost for decades and still continues to do so. Translating to ‘the meadow of flower’, Gulmarg has a rich history of Chak Dynasty and was admired by Jahangir. It also was a British Holiday Resort. The serenity of the place is unmatched even as its tourism flourishes.

Skiing is synonym with Gulmarg and the place is known for valleys that are covered in pure snow in winters providing a perfect place to hone your skiing skills. The city offers other winter sports like snow-boarding and mountain biking. Gulmarg also houses the highest Gondola in the world. The city is known for its captivating hiking trails and the best Golf courses in the country.

The cultural life in Gulmarg is vibrant with festivals arranged for music, arts and sports and it is a famous shooting spot for iconic Bollywood movies. A visit here is sure to make you extend your stay- a must for people who want to discover a different side of India.

Gulmarg Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Gulmarg tips for your visit

  • Winters in Gulmarg even though pristine require thermal wears.
  • You can rent Skiing gear at the city centre as well as at Ski Schools.
  • Do prefer a hotel located close to the Gondola to truly experience the city.

Facts and Stats for Gulmarg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gulmarg

    Know the pollution level of Gulmarg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 63.46 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.79 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85.42 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.85 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.31 (Very Low)
  • Gulmarg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gulmarg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gulmarg.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Gulmarg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.59 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 39.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.63 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.43 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.84 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gulmarg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gulmarg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 45.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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