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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the best time to visit Gulmarg?

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The best season to visit Gulmarg lasts all year long. However, your experience of this beautiful hill station is bound to vary with the season you visit it in. Read on to plan what's the best time to visit Gulmarg for you:


  • Summers

If you visit in Summers, March to May, you can actually appreciate why Gulmarg is called the "Meadow of Flowers". The meadows are lush with vibrant wildflowers of such intensity that you will be dazzled and mesmerized. Additionally, many of the troubles associated with Winters, are not faced like hot water running for a limited time or not at all, driving through the layers of snow, icy rooms. Picnics by Alpather Lake are possible during summers, when it is bubbling with clear, fresh water. This is also the time to visit the Biosphere for its unique bird species.


  • Monsoons


Gulmarg receives very moderate rainfall, which is not enough to cause any disruptions in traveling or sightseeing. Do not forget to carry your rain gear and take a walk through the meadows, glistening with raindrops and wildflowers still in their full bloom. The animal kingdom at the Biosphere can be spotted during this season.


  • Winters

Being a ski resort town, the best time to be at Gulmarg is the Winter season, especially if you have never seen or experienced snow and snowfall. Trying to walk through ankle/knee deep snow is an incomparable experience, with you stumbling at every step and others being of no help, finding the whole thing incredibly funny. Engage in adrenaline pumping skiing as you take off from an altitude of 14,000 feet or you could simply indulge in even more excitement building snowmen, having snow fights and making snow angels. Of course, then there is the Gulmarg Winter Festival. Need we say more?


Regardless of the season you come, every time is the best time to visit Gulmarg.

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