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Khilanmarg in Gulmarg

·  Summer: March-May (10°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: November-February (-8°C - 11°C)
·  Monsoon: July-August

Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

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Away from the chaotic city life, when you are at Khilanmarg, you can feel the divine blessings of Mother Nature at every inch. The picturesque valley near Gulmarg dons the stunning carpet of multiple hues during spring as the spectacular meadows with opulent greenery welcomes the visitors. The place turns hoary white during winters, the season when flocks of enthusiastic skiers from all over the world throng the place. No matter which season you choose to explore this nature’s hotspot, you will be endowed with superlative views of sky-touching Himalayan peaks, including Nanga Parbat and Nun-Kun.

When at Khilanmarg, don’t miss riding one of the world’s highest gondolas, an engineering marvel promising outstanding sightseeing of the whole region. Located in the close proximity are some other fascinating attractions like Alpather Lake, Ferozpore Nallah and Ningli Nallah. Camping and picnicking are the favourite pastimes for the tourists, who find unlimited pleasure exploring the unblemished facets of nature. Paragliding and angling are two other popular activities here. Many visitors also prefer to visit the divine shrine of Baba Reshi located nearby.

Road: The valley is only about 6 km. from Gulmarg (about 48 km. from Srinagar) and can be best accessed by trekking a stupendous route. Pony rides offer another thrilling way to cover the distance. Even more invigorating is the gondola ride that allows fabulous sightseeing of the region.

Railway: The nearest railway station is at Srinagar, about 66 km. away. Hire a taxi from the station to reach Gulmarg and continue the trip to Khilanmarg.

Airway: Srinagar also has the closest airport, with both domestic and international connections. The distance of about 61 km. from the airport can be travelled in a taxi.