GULMARG, Jammu & Kashmir, India –
''Gulmarg, blessed with nature- the magical meadows and the snow capped mountains, is a majestic hill station in northern India with picturesque surroundings, beautiful gardens with mind blowing flowers and fragrance. This tourist destination is attracting millions of tourists throughout its existence with the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in the back drop.
Visitors can enjoy horse Riding and can go riding to the magnificent “Strawberry Valley” , Leopards Valley and ride up to “Kongdori” to see the frozen lake of “Al- Pathar”.
Gulmarg as Honeymoon Destination (Romantic Getaway)
There is certainly something special about winters. Despite the cold weather, the winters are cozy and strangely more romantic. No wonder why many people go to hill stations for honeymoon. The cold climate, I guess exemplifies the charm of the honeymoon idea. One such great destination to go on a honeymoon in India is Gulmarg. Situated in the lap of beautiful Kashmir, Gulamarg is best hill stations for honeymoon vacation. It is amazing to spend some of the best days of your married life in a gem of place like this.
AGulmarg is called the skiing destination of India; the thick beds of snow over the lofty mountains allow brilliant opportunity for skiing here. The Gulmarg Gondola is another attraction in the town. The picturesque Gulmarg has sightseeing options like Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake and Ningle Nallah. Most of the hotels in Gulmarg are under budget, so expect a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Best time to visit Gulmarg
Gulmarg can be visited throughout the year.
The main ski season is during the months of January to April. However, it is possible to ski from the beginning of December to May depending on the season's snowfall.
Why Visit Gulmarg as Romantic Getaway?
- The wonderful attraction in Gulmarg is the Cable Car ride, which is also known as Gondola Lift/Ride by Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Car Corporations.
- Alpather Lake, located on the valley down the twin Afarwat peaks is in a triangular shape is placed in the backdrop of scenic hilly snow capped terrains.
- Skiing and snowboarding are two main activities which can be carried out in Gulmarg and it has become the most popular spot for skiing in India.
- Many trekking trails offering medium to hard adventurous trekking originates from the hilly terrains of Gulmarg.
Things to consider
In winters, The weather starts to get colder by the day and temperatures can dip to sub zero level. Tourists accompanied by small kids or old people need to take extra care.
Gulmarg romantic destination is also famous for
Goose bumps by frigid air even after layers of clothing in winters from November to February or an unexpected drizzle / downpour on a day of monsoon between August to October, taking Ranikhet tour anytime of the year is good. Summers are perfect to escape tropical heat if the above two seasons did not come to thought.
Best Season: March to October
Winters: November to February
Monsoons: July to August