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Top 4 Resorts for Your Gulmarg Getaway

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Gulmarg is famous for its rice fields, groves of walnut, pear, mulberry, and orchards of apples, with forests leading to the snowy Pir Panjal range. Rightly known for its name, Meadow of Flowers, Gulmarg is a beautiful place touched by nature’s hand.

Gulmarg offers some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayan range, and is renowned as a photographer's haven. In addition, this small town in Kashmir draws a hoard of tourists each year, especially for winter sports, and most places get booked pretty soon.

So, if you plan to book your Gulmarg tour package, below is a list of the top 4 resorts in Gulmarg to consider for your stay.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa 

This five-star resort is located within a short distance from the Gulmarg gondola, one of the highest ski lifts in the world. It is a luxury retreat for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Built on 7 acres, this resort is furnished with 80 rooms, luxury cottages, a restaurant, and a mammoth Paradeez garden amphitheatre that overlooks widespread cedar trees and snow-capped peaks of Affarwat Mountain. The Khyber Himalayan Resort is one of the best 5-star resorts in Gulmargoffering luxury at its peak without compromising on peace.

No matter what time of the year you visit, the spectacular views from this resort will leave you spellbound. In summer, the meadows here are rich with purple blooms of lavender flowers and shiny peonies, the sun shines bright and the sight of cattle grazing across the vast grassland can tug your heart. And Himalayan mountains at the backdrop make it one of the best resorts in Gulmarg, welcoming world tourists seeking lavish accommodations that involve pampering and peace. In winter, when private cottages are covered in a veil of snow, and the sun feels extra soothing, this resort transforms into a winter wonderland straight out of a fairytale.

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The Khyber is one of the best luxury resorts in Gulmarg that holds private events and multiple activities all year round, so it is pretty much pre-booked. And due to its location, this Gulmarg resort in Kashmir is a short walk away from the Gulmarg gondola. During ski season, the gondola transports hundreds of skiers each day to the highest skiing point in the Himalayas, Kangdoori Mountain. Additionally, for all golf pundits, this resort will be a particular treat as some of the rooms in The Khyber overlook the first tee boxes of the highest golf course in the world, and you can hire caddies and sets and play what may be the most beautiful nine holes of your life.

Grand Mumtaz Resorts

Surrounded by lush green deodar trees and snowbound mountains, Grand Mumtaz resorts in Gulmarg is the one that comes under the Mushtaq group of hotels, a leading group with chains of hotels in Kashmir valley, Jammu and Delhi. This lavish resort focuses on maintaining the best standards with cosy interiors and well-designed modern amenities for guests who come to enjoy the beauty of Gulmarg.

Working with a motto of “Home Away From Home”, Grand Mumtaz resorts is a luxury mountain retreat, having a wood structure and sports 76 super deluxe double rooms with executive and presidential suites. All rooms are heated centrally with modern facilities and a decor that is styled exotically with Kashmiri handcrafted chain stitch draperies to create a more cosy experience.

Catering to provide an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, Grand Mumtaz resorts is one of the best resorts in Gulmarg, located a short distance from the gondola base station. This resort is a popular place to stay, having awe-inspiring views from its rooms in the winter and well-curated lawns laden with seasonal blooms during spring and summer.

Grand Mumtaz facilitates all-day-dining multi-cuisine with a cosy lounge, spa area, a dedicated play area for kids and a movie with outdoor bonfire activities.

Due to its picturesque surroundings of Gulmarg, and proximity to several tourist destinations like Gulmarg ice skating rink and Khilanmarg, which is a highland valley known for spring flowers, seasonal skiing, and a view of surrounding peaks and Kashmir valley, this 3-star rated Grand Mumtaz offers a comfortable leisure retreat for travellers that want to stay at one of the best resorts in Gulmarg.

Heevan Retreat 

Situated amid the beautiful cup-shaped valley of Kashmir and on the way to Khilanmarg, this luxury retreat offers a shining view of the Affarvat range of the Pir Panjal Mountains. A mere five-minute drive from the Gulmarg gondola base, Heevan Retreat is one of the best resorts in Gulmarg that offers a taste of rustic mountain life that gives a heavenly feel!

Imagine a summer lawn with bees buzzing around and lush foliage and flowers sprouting out on the window sill with tiny spring flowers spread across the front lawn, which turns this resort in Gulmarg into a real Gulmarg(meadow of flowers). Also, picture snow-covered mountain peaks, Himalayan cedar branches weighed down by the snow, moonlight beaming down on the snow-covered driveway on a particular full moon night, and yourself inside, next to a fireplace with crackling wood and a warm cup of kahwa on the table beside you. Ah, Farhat!

With 35 deluxe rooms that include 5 suites, this retreat caters to every need of an indulgent tourist. With rich wood flooring, plush carpets, luxurious beds, and all modern amenities, and adorned with Kashmiri craft blended with modern European architecture, this resort accentuates comfort in style.

Not only that, Heevan retreat is one of the best Gulmarg luxury resorts that furnishes two fine dining areas called Dilkhusa and Samavar, which overlook the flowering valley of Gulmarg. Sprawled across the first floor of the resort, Dilkhusa serves a wide variety of cuisines, ranging from authentic Kashmiri food to Chinese, as well as multiple Indian delicacies. Samavar is a cosied-up resting lounge that provides hot beverages on a cold winter evening with snacks and exotic Kashmiri kahwa flavoured with almonds, saffrons, and cinnamon to tickle your taste buds.

The Vintage Gulmarg

Built in the vicinity of the Gulmarg wildlife sanctuary, The Vintage Gulmarg is one of the best resorts in Gulmarg for workcations, with a spacious business lounge equipped with all business-required facilities and a boardroom that is ideal for conducting conferences and conventions.

Set in a modern wood-and-stone exterior, The Vintage Gulmarg is a short distance from the Gulmarg golf course and gondola cable car station, which are amongst the best places to visit in Gulmarg.

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Featuring oakwood decor, the modern rooms in this resort provide a direct view of the widespread forest and flower meadows in summer and snow-covered prairies from early January to mid-February.

Offering a delicious dining menu, guests can enjoy scrumptious Kashmiri saag with soft ghee-coated rotis and other authentic Indian dishes on an open-air terrace overlooking a bright warm bonfire burning on the front lawn on chilly nights. This 4-star resort provides guests with an amazing experience and the best recreational activities throughout their stay in Gulmarg.

You can frolic around on a horse with your fellow guests on the open grounds for a picnic or drive down to the gondola station nearby. End the day with a relaxing massage at the in-house sauna and a rejuvenating dip in the hot tub.

Gulmarg is a place adorned with lofty snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, and small ponds surrounded by a large variety of flowers. Living each day here promises that the love bestowed on you will drive you to return. Now that’s a wholesome reason to plan your trip here!

November 15, 2022

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