Gulmarg – Weather, Best Places To Visit, and Snowfall

Gulmarg is a hill station and skiing destination in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of India. The Winter season is snowfall time. March to June is the Peak season. The best places to visit in Gulmarg are Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg Golf Club, Khilangmarg, Skiing, Alphawat Peak, Alpather Lake, and Outer Circle Walk. It is 56 km from Srinagar and lies at a height of 2650 meters (8690 feet) above sea level. Every year thousand to lakhs of tourists all over the world visit Gulmarg. 

Weather in Gulmarg

The winter season in Gulmarg is from November to February. The average maximum and minimum temperature in Gulmarg during these months are 6 Degree Celsius and -3 Degree Celsius. It is snowfall time in Gulmarg. The whole area in Gulmarg is covered with snow. It will be very cold during the winter season. But you will be able to snow activity. March to June is the summer season in Gulmarg. The average maximum and minimum temperature in the month of March is 10 Degree Celsius and 3 Degree Celsius.  May has the highest maximum and minimum temperature of 20 Degree Celsius and 7 Degree Celsius.  March to June is the peak season in Gulmarg.

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Best Places to Visit In Gulmarg

Gulmarg Gondola

Gulmarg Gondola is a high-altitude cable car located at Alambal Road, Gulmarg, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is a top tourist attraction in Gulmarg.   It is the world’s second-largest and highest cable car. It has two phases located at different heights. You need to buy a ticket for every phase of the Gondola. The total height of the Gandola is 13450 feet. The entire length of the Gandola is 5 km. The timing of the Gandola is 10 am to 5 pm. 

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Khilanmarg

Khilanmarg is a small beautiful valley in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir. It is a top tourist attraction in Gulmarg. The height of the Khilanmarg is 2000 feet.  It is 6 km away from Gulmarg. This meadow is carpeted with flowers in summer and ski runs in the winter.  It offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding peak and over Kashmir. 

Skiing in Gulmarg

The majority of the tourists come to Gulmarg for a ski resort. It is memorable terrain access from Gulmarg Gondola. Gulmarg is famous for powdery snow runs. The height of skiing in Gulmarg is 4220 meters. The best time to visit Gulmarg for snowfall is just after the peak winter season from January to February. There are many ski resorts in Gulmarg.

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Some of The Famous Ski Resorts in Gulmarg are

The Khyber Himalayan Resort and spa, Gulmarg Backcountry, Highland Park, Snow Skiing in Gulmarg, Gulmarg Ski Adventure, Gulmarg Ski Resort, Gulmarg Back Country.

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Alphawat Peak

Alphawat peak is a summit located in the Pir Panjal Range of Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most beautiful places in Gulmarg. It is at an elevation of 4390 meters from sea level. This place receives heavy snowfall in winter and is covered with snow even in the summer season. Alphawat Peak is a few km away from LOC. It has the longest ski slope in Asia. The best way to reach Alphawat Peak is by cable car or Gulmarg Gondola.  

Gulmarg Golf Course

Gulmarg Golf Course is a meadow at Gulmarg in Kashmir, India. This Golf course has 18-holes. It is located at an elevation of 8600 feet from sea level. Gulmarg Golf Course is the highest golf course in India. Its length is 6863 meters. It is established in 1890. The distance of the golf club from Srinagar is 52 km.

Alpather Lake

Alpather Lake also known as “Frozen Lake” is a small, picturesque lake in Kashmir of India. It is called a frozen lake because it froze from November to June. It lies at the foot of the twin peak of Aphawat peak. It is located at an elevation of 4390 meters from sea level. It is 13 km from Gulmarg. To reach Alpather trek a one-day trek of 13 km from Gulmarg. Another way to reach Alpather Lake is a hike of 1.5 km from Gondola Phase 2.

Outer Circle Walk

Outer circle walk is a trek on the road around the Golf Course in Gulmarg. The total length of the road is 11km. The outer circle is surrounded by the main market and many hotels. This is the best place to live in Gulmarg.  It offers the view of the world’s fourth-highest peak Nanga Parbat.  It is a highly recommended place in Gulmarg.

Gulmarg is a hill station located in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of India. November to February is snowfall time and very cold. March to June is the peak season with a pleasant atmosphere. Gulmarg is famous for its natural beauty, skiing, and wildlife sanctuary.

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3 thoughts on “Gulmarg – Weather, Best Places To Visit, and Snowfall

  1. Hill Stations of Jammu and Kashmir are the prime tourist attractions in global tourism sector. The snow capped mountains, Himalayan subtropical pine forests, lakes and small streams are the cynosure to the national and international level tourists. The destinations are also popular for the adventure and nature tourism. Some of the hill stations of Jammu and Kashmir are Bhadarwah, Patnitop, Aru, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg, Srinagar, Sonamarg and Leh.
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