GULMARG –The Meadow of Flowers

Gulmarg originally known as Gaurimarg was a favorite resort of the Hindu Kings of Kashmir. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning 'meadow of flowers'. British discovered the hill resort of Gulmarg in 1927 during their colonial rule in India. Standing at 2730 meters, Gulmarg is situated at an hour and half drive from Srinagar. The road side is interspersed with lines of poplar, wild flowers and idyllic hamlets.

The immense beauty and adventure activities make Gulmarg much more than a hill resort. As the destination, it is known as heartland of winter sports in India. The slopes of Gulmarg make it Asia’s only heli-skiing resort. The Gulmarg Ski Resort offers smooth slopes to both amateurs and skiing professionals. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world.

In summer Gulmarg attracts outdoor sports, with its world class golfing, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, and fishing. Tourist can also experience Asia's highest and longest cable car ride, the Gulmarg Gondola. Scenic beauty and pleasant climate of Gulmarg continues to be a popular honeymoon destination. Honeymoon couples come to visit Gulmarg especially during the winter season. There are multiple places in the journey where you can stop to click some postcard perfect pictures.


LOCATION: Gulmarg is located 52 km from Srinagar at an average elevation of 2,690 meters.

LANGUAGE : Hindi, Kashmiri and English.

WHEN TO VISIT : Gulmarg is a year-round destination. October to June is the best time to visit. Skiing, snowboarding is excellent during the winters (December-mid February).

CLOTHING : Summer- light woolen clothing with rain-coat. Winter - Heavy woolen.

Famous for

  • Hill Resort

    Hill Resort

  • Nature


  • Adventure


  • Honeymoon


How To Reach

By Bus

Gulmarg is connected by good motorable roads to all major places. There are excellent bus services provided by State Road Transport Corporation, connecting Gulmarg to other nearby cities.

By Train

Jammu is the closest railway station from Gulmarg. Several trains from all parts of this country arrive at this station. From the railway station you can take a bus or taxi to reach Gulmarg.

By Air

Srinagar is the nearest airport at a distance of 59 km from Gulmarg and connected to all the major airports in India. From the airport, you can take a taxi to reach Gulmarg.


Best Season / Best Time to Visit GULMARG –The Meadow of Flowers














Summer (March-June): Maximum 23 C Minimum 10 C

Winter (November-February): Maximum 09 C Minimum -08 C