About Gulmarg Hotels
Gulmarg literally means "Meadow of flowers". Gulmarg is located 60 KMs away from Srinagar which is an hour and half journey by car. Gulmarg has attracted millions of tourists throughout its existence with the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in the back drop. One of the main attractions in Gulmarg is the Gulmarg Gondola, the Highest Cable Car in the world. The 1st phase of the Gondola takes tourists to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station and the second stage of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft. Tourists 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 in winter is a magnificent experience, fully covered in a white blanket of Snow which turns it into a skiers paradise. The natural slopes here are untouched and prove to be a challenge to ace skiers! Besides the scenic side to Gulmarg, winter time in Gulmarg is a season of festivities with celebrations of "White Christmas" and New Year parties.
Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. The old name of Gulmarg was "Gaurimarg", the name of Lord Shiva's wife. Yousuf Shah Chak changed its name to Gulmarg, meaning the place of roses. During the early part of the 20th century the famous Central Asian explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943), made his home here in a tent between his expeditions. It was a favourite summer holiday destination for the British stationed in India.
There are several types of hotels available in Gulmarg for the stay for tourist. These hotels in Gulmarg are classified as budget hotel in Gulmarg and luxury hotels in Gulmarg.
Budget hotels in Gulmarg have basic hotels and rooms amenities like room service, reception, from desk, ac non ac rooms, parking etc.
Luxury hotels in Gulmarg offer excellent room amenities. These room amenities are modern rooms with attached bathroom, running hot and cold water, direct telephone line, led color TV with modern cable connection etc. Some of the rooms of luxury hotels in Gulmarg having spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The luxury hotels in Gulmarg offers a wide variety of multicusines restaurant where you can order variety of foods like Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. Many hotels in Gulmarg also having coffee shops and snakes bars and ice crème parlors like facilities. The bars are also available in many of the hotels in Gulmarg. Where wider range of drinks and cocktails are available.
To maintain the world wide standard over luxury and budget hotels in Gulmarg offers 24hr help desk, travel assistance, car rental, dry cleaning, international calling facility, fax, internet access, doctor on call, currency exchange etc. some hotels in Gulmarg also offers conference and banquet hall facilities which are decorated during occasions.
To ensure that there is no lack of excitement through their tour of Gulmarg hotels are provides with a host of recreational facilities. These include fitness center, yoga classes, massage parlors, indoor and outdoor games etc.
Its means not that budget hotels in Gulmarg are not good. It’s a good alternative of luxury hotels which attract large no of tourist because of their low budgets. These hotels are usually located in busy location of city or very near to some majored tourist attraction. Tourism in Gulmarg and Kashmir is directly depends on these hotels as they accommodate a significant portion of total number of tourists visiting the state.