Gulmarg Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 56.58 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.75 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 72.22 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.37 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.16 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Gulmarg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gulmarg.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.43 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.83 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.14 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.43 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gulmarg is 133.46 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.52 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.28 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.7 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 35.62 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.71 (Low)
    • 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.

  • 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 6.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.27 USD

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