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How To Reach Gulmarg
The fresh and serene atmosphere and the lack of city hustle-bustle make Gulmarg an ideal de-stress getaway. The authenticity of its beauty makes it one of the most well-known hill stations in India surrounded by snow clad peaks of Himalayas. Thinking of visiting the hill station for a vacation? Here is a guide that will tell you how to reach Gulmarg.
Gulmarg by road is perfect for bikers and adventure seekers. Just 57 kilometers from Srinagar this route won't take you more than 2-3 hours. Even though the minimum it takes is just 1-2 hours, it's better to keep 1 hour as a buffer to navigate the winding mountain roads. It is recommended that you update your car with specially equipped tires to drive in this region.
Buses to Gulmarg are also available from Srinagar and other towns in the vicinity. You can take the regular bus on a budget but if you want something more luxurious then go for the deluxe bus operated by both government and private companies.
There are no direct trains available to reach Gulmarg. But you can reach the Jammu Tawi railway station which is located at a distance of 290 kilometers. The Jammu station is well connected with most Indian cities with daily trains pouring in with passengers from all over the country. It's best to reach Jammu and later hire a prepaid cab or board a mini traveler.
The nearest domestic airport to Gulmarg is the Srinagar airport located about 58 km away from Gulmarg. Daily connecting flights from all major cities around India land here. You can hire a prepaid cab outside the airport - it will cost you around Rs. 1500 one way. You can also book a cab online to avoid any last minute hassle.