Gulmarg Gondola

Everyone wants to keep their inner child alive; visiting the Gulmarg gondola is the best way to do it. Regardless of their age, everyone who takes the gondola ride in Gulmarg turns into a child while playing in the snow, riding a horse at the top of the mountain or skiing. To see Gulmarg and Khilanmarg at their best and to take in the natural splendour of the Himalayas, there is nothing better than enjoying a ride in the second highest cable car network in the world – the Gulmarg gondola! 


Things to keep in mind:

  • There are three phases to the Gulmarg gondola, located at different altitudes. 
  • You need 2 to 3 hours only to enjoy the gondola ride as well as the activities available at the top. 
  • You need a ticket for every phase. 
  • The newest addition to the cable network was a chair car in 2011, which takes you to the highest point. 


Recommended for:

The Gulmarg gondola is recommended for nature lovers, adventure seekers, fun lovers, photo fanatics and anyone who is looking to have the time of their lives while they are in Gulmarg. It is also big amongst ski lovers. Given below are the age requirements for riding the cable car – 

  • For phase I and II, the gondola is open for everyone except children younger than 3 years old. 
  • For phase III, children below 11 are not allowed on the chair cable car. 
  • Going beyond the first phase is not recommended for people with heart disease or breathing problems. 


About the Gulmarg Gondola 

Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir. During the winter season, it becomes a ski hub. This is possible because of the Gulmarg gondola, the second highest cable car network in the world. You can travel an aerial distance of 5 kms within half an hour via the gondola. The entire route is divided into three phases and it is not necessary to travel to the top. You can stop at the first phase if you want or go to the top, taking all the 3 gondola rides and climbing for half an hour. The views from all the phases are beautiful - you can see the Nanda Devi peak and even the LOC. 


Timings  

The Gulmarg gondola is open 7 days a week from 10:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. 


Tickets

1. Phase 1 

  • Adults – Rupees 740
  • Children (3 to 11 years) – Rupees 740 

2. Phase 2 

  • Adults – Rupees 950
  • Children (3 to 10 years) – Rupees 950

3. Phase 3 (chair lift)

  • Adults - Rupees 270
  • Children under 11 years of age are not allowed in the cable car. Children above 12 years are treated as adults.


Interesting facts about the Gulmarg gondola 

  • From the top-most point of the mountain, the Line of Control or LOC is visible. 
  • The entire gondola ride covers about 5 kilometres. 
  • You can also book the gondola tickets online. 


How to get to the Gulmarg gondola 

It is very easy to reach the Gulmarg gondola. From the Gulmarg road, one can either walk for 20 minutes or hire a pony that will drop you right in front of the cable station. As the roads are crowded with pedestrians, people prefer to walk instead of riding a pony. 

Enjoy spectacular views of Kashmir by exploring our travel packages that take you to Gulmarg! Book your tickets today!

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