GULMARG GONDOLA RIDE- My entire journey to experience world's highest cable car service
Gulmarg is a hill station, situated in the Baramula district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Gulmarg's Gondola (Cable Car) is built by the French company Pomagalski (POMA). It is one of the highest in the world reaching around 13800ft from the base. It is also known as the heartland of winter sports in India and one of the best place in Asia for the skier's to ski. The Gondola service seems to a boon to all those who love to ski from the top and seek a thrilling adventure during their course of ski.
World's highest golf course situated at an altitude of 2,650 is something not less than a blessing at Gulmarg, itself makes special for Golf lovers.
Apart from this the mesmerising view from the top Apharwat peak is something incredibly beautiful and hard to explain . I can only say I was speechless. Mother nature at its fullest and if you feel like experiencing the same, visit GULMARG...!!!
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Gulmarg in Winter is the best place in the Kashmir. In fact it is among best places to visit in India. In this video you will get complete details of Gulmarg trip from sightseeing to hotel stay, snow activities and transfers.
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Gulmarg Gondola World's Highest Cable Car Ride
It was a fantastic experience to enjoy Gondola ride for the first time during my one day trip to Gulmarg a popular winter destination in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Gulmarg Gondola, one of the world's highest cable cars and also the top attraction among tourists here. You can enjoy two stages or phases of riding from Gulmarg. The first phase starts from Gulmarg (8,500 ft) to Kongdoori (10,500 ft) and the second one will take you to Apharwat Peak (13,800 ft) above the sea level.
I enjoyed a Gondola ride to Kungdoor or Kongdoori (Phase 1), loved the breathtaking top view of Pir Panjal mountain range which covered the entire Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers in Kashmir.
Six passengers can be seated in each cabin of Gondola. Gulmarg Gondola ride distance to phase 1 is 2.5 km and will take 8-9 mins to reach the beautiful valley of Kongdoori. After that, I made a pony ride and sledging to reach the main ski point for Gulmarg Skiing ( On the way to Gondola, you can also see the world's highest (2,650 m) green golf course and the oldest St Mary's Church and Maharani Temple. BTW, I've also loved to taste a sip of Kashmiri Tea (Kahwa) before a Gondola ride.
Get to know all top Gulmarg attractions from my next video on One Day Trip To Gulmarg.
I've managed a fur coat, and boots on rent from the roadside fur shop. Here I took an experienced guide (Mr. Selim) as well for cooperating during my entire adventure in Gulmarg.
I booked Gulmarg Gondola ticket from Tourist Reception Center (TRC) in Srinagar. The first phase of the Gondola ride ticket rate was 740 Indian Rs. per person. To avoid the long queue better to book it from Srinagar itself. You can also book a ticket through online (gulmarggondola.com).
J & K Cable Car Corporation Timings:
First Phase: 9 am to 5 pm
Second Phase: 10 am to 4 pm
First Phase: 10 am to 4 pm
Second Phase: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm
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Gondola ride from phase1 to phase2
Gondola ride from the phase1 to the phase2 over the snow covered mountain was the most adventurous moments of my life.
How to Book Gulmarg Gondola Ticket Online
Gulmarg Gondola is the World's Highest cable car operated and maintained by Jammu & Kashmir Cable Car Corporation. To avoid the huge crowd at the booking counter online tickets are preferred by tourists.
Incredible Gondola ride Phase 2 Gulmarg kashmir
Apharwat mount is at a height of 4,390 meters. It remains covered with snow throughout the year.
Line of Control can be seen from top of this mountain. Lying in the second phase of the cable car ride from Gulmarg, reaching this spot is highly dependent on the weather conditions.
Gulmarg Gondola Ride from Phase 2 to Phase 1
Ticket cost: 1690/- per person
Height: 14000 ft (top of Phase 2)
Uncertain weather conditions, sometimes sunny sometimes rainy.
Oxygen deficient place so symptoms of mountain sickness may be felt
Overall a must visit place but stay there for a short duration only.
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Enjoying Breathtaking Gondola Ride Cable Car In Rain Fog And Clouds
Gondola in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is one of the world's highest operating cable cars
The two-stage gondola lift ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Apharwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski. The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 ft) to Kongdoori Station in the bowl-shaped Kongdori valley. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). The second stage was completed in a record time of about two years at a cost of 180,000,000 Indian Rupees (i.e. some US$4.5 million) and opened on 28 May 2005. The French company had also built the first phase of the gondola project, connecting Gulmarg to Kongdoori, in 1998.
The timing of the gondola is 10 AM (IST) to 5 PM (It's highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). A gondola can carry six people at a time. The price is 700 Indian Rupees (11 US$) for the first stage and 900 Indian Rupees (15 US$) for the second stage. Also offered is Chair Cars for phase-II for 300/- INR. It takes approximately 9 minutes to reach the first stage and 12 minutes for second stage.
An accident occurred on 15 June 2017 due to an enormous pine tree being uprooted by a gust of wind and breaking the perspex windows on one of the gondola cabins, causing it to swing violently and its seven occupants to fall 100 ft (30 m) to the ground.
Adventure enthusiasts can also enjoy chair car rides that are offered from Kongdoori to Marry Shoulder, which is one of the famous skiing destinations here. Travelling in hanging cable cars, at thousands of feet above the ground and with the snow-capped peaks beneath, is surely a mix of excitement and fear. So, when in Gulmarg, do not miss out on this exciting gondola ride that gives a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful region..
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considered as the Switzerland of India, is the greatest tourist attraction of Kashmir. Gulmarg has many tourist attractions like Gondola ride, Snow Scooter ride, Sking etc. The Gulmarg Gondola in Jammu and Kashmir is the world's highest operating cable car.This Gondola operates in two phases. First phase takes you to Kongdori and second phase takes you to Afarwat Mountain peak.
To reach Gulmarg, hire a car from Srinagar. The car will drop you at the Gulmarg Taxi Stand. Gondola Ticket Counter is approximately at a distance of 1.5 km from
Gulmarg taxi stand. There is clean metal road from the taxi stand to the Gondola ticket counter. You can easily walk the distance upto gondola ticket counter. The road is almost flat. It is a 10 minutes walking distance. There is also horse or pony available to reach upto the ticket counter. Never forget to bargain with the rates of the pony otherwise the touts will plunder you. Normal rate is around Rs. 1000/- (Rs. one thousand only) per pony / horse but the touts may ask for as much as 5000/= to 8000/= in peak seasons. April - May is the peak season. In October, there is also a heavy rush of tourist. I will recommend to walk the distance and enjoy the lush green meadow in the right side as you walk. This video shows you the metal road from Gulmarg Taxi Stand to Gondola Ticket Counter.
Tips to tourist for riding Gondola at Gulmarg, Kashmir:
To ride the Gulmarg Gondola first buy your ticket from the ticket counter then collect your Boarding Pass and then ride the Gondola.
The rates of tickets as of May 2014 are Rs. 600 (rupees six hundred only) per person for first phase and Rs. 800 (rupees eight hundred only) per person for the second phase. You may book advance tickets for Gondola online from the following URL or you may ask your Hotel manager to book the tickets online for you in advance. Talk to the hotel manager regarding their charges. They may charge you upto Rs 150 (rupees one hundred and fifty only)/= per person as their charge.
After you arrive at Gulmarg for riding gondola first stand in the queue for buying tickets at the Gondola Ticket Counter. During the peak season the queue may be long - very long. So my advice is try to reach at the ticket counter as early as possible. Ticket counter opens 8 o'clock in the morning. If you stay at a hotel in Srinagar which is at distance of 65 km from Gulmarg it will take approximately 2 hour to 2 and half hour to reach Gulmarg from your hotel. So plan your starting time accordingly. Also the weather in the first half of the day remains good and weather becomes cloudy in the afternoon and sometimes rains. Even the second phase of the Gondola service may be suspended if weather becomes too bad. So reaching Gulmarg early will possibly ensure a fine weather during your stay at Gulmarg.
After buying your ticket then stand in the queue for collecting Boarding Pass. If you book your ticket online then do not go to the ticket counter but straight stand in the queue for collecting boarding pass. For each ticket you will get one boarding pass i.e. if you a group of say four then 4 separate boarding passes will be issued to you.
After receiving your boarding pass stand in the queue for riding the cable car Gondola.
The two most famous tourist attractions of Gulmarg are Kongdori at an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet or 3050 metre and mount Afarwat approximately at an altitude of 13500 feet or 4200 meter. Both Kongdori and Afarwat can be reached by cable car Gondola.The Gulmarg Gondola in Jammu and Kashmir is the world's highest operating cable car.This Gondola operates in two phases. First phase takes you to Kongdori and second phase takes you to Afarwat Mountain peak. Gulmarg, Kashmir also has world's highest and longest skiing slope from Afarwat to Kongdori. Gulmarg is the most important tourist destination of Sriinagar, Kashmir. The Gondola ride at Gulmarg itself is a memory for the life.
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Gulmarg Gondola of Gulmarg ropeway is the main tourist attraction or Kashmir in India. Gulmarg Gondola of Kashmir in India is one of the longest and highest ropeway cable car in the world. Gulmarg Gondola has two stages. The first stage takes you from Gulmarg (approx 8500 feet) to Kongdoori (10000 feet). The second phase of the Gondola takes you from Kongdoori (approx 10000 feet) to mount Apharwat peak at 13500 feet altitude. The first phase of the ride takes around 9 minutes while the second takes about 12 minutes.
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Gulmarg Gondola Ride (Phase II), Kungdoor to Aparwath in June
This is the Experience of thrill of Ropeway (Cable car) that is Gondola ride that soars over tree top and rocks. Gulmarg Gondola in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is one of the highest operating cable car service.
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Vlog - Kashmir Gulmarg Gondola Ride Phase 1 and Phase 2 in summer
Gulmarg Gondola (the cable car) is the world's second highest ropeway.
It's first phase runs from Gulmarg to Kungdoor and the second phase from Kungdoor to Aparwath.
Kungdoor has a few local eating joints and vast, lush green meadows.
Aparwath is at the top of the mountain at an altitude of nearly 4000 meters.
I would suggest that one should stop at Kundoor to get acclaimatised to high altitude before heading to Aparwath.
Very small kids and elderly people or people with heart or breathing conditions
should avoid going to Aparwath as the oxyden is rarer at that altitude
and one has to walk/climb a little to have full advantage of the view.
Weather is also a little unpredictable at the top.
Gulmarg is one of the best place to visit in Kashmir in summer.
I visited in May during summer,still I found snow covered mountains with a very pleasant weather.
The view from the second phase was breathtaking and also less crowded so you could enjoy.
You should definitely go up to phase 2 to get panoramic views
of the surroundings and avoid the maddening crowds at phase 1.
You shouldn't skip the second phase of gondola ride at 14000ft level.
Queues are modest but boarding pass collection is a mess.
Opening time doesn't correspond with timetable and the lift is closed in windy weather.
Wonderful experience. Worth waiting in queue for it and highly recommended.
Views from inside Gandola are breathtaking.
It is highly recommended to leave early for this place
to ensure enjoying Gandola ride in the morning.
Views for Gandola are most beautiful when you go from first stop to top.
Go to the highest point yo feel HEAVENLY beauty of nature
Apharwat Peak , situated at a height of 4,390 metres (14,403 ft) above the sea level, in Gulmarg.
It receives heavy snowfall and remains covered with snow for much of the year.
Lying in the second phase of the cable car ride from Gulmarg,
reaching this spot is highly dependent on the weather conditions.
Gondola Tickets are available online at (
and at Gondola E-Ticket Block in Gulmarg,
TRC Srinagar, Srinagar International Airport, and JKSCCC Office Katra & Jammu.
Tickets : For Indians.
phase 1 Rs.700 per person
phase 2 Rs.900 per person
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Gulmarg Gondola ride amidst the snowfall till phase two. It was such an amazing experience in Gulmarg, Kashmir 2018/2019.
Gulmarg Gondola is the highest Gondola in the world. Certainly one of the best places to visit in Kashmir during winters co that is when the snowfall is maximum in Gulmarg. Gulmarg is also one of the most popular skiing destination in Kashmir just 45 mins drive from Srinagar. The Gulmarg Gondola cable car goes up till the phase two @14,500 Ft.
Gulmarg, in Kashmir is a gorgeous destination to visit in the winter. Located in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, this resort town offers various winter sport activities.
GULMARG: The TOP attraction in GULMARG is the Gulmarg Gondola( Cable Car ). This is the second highest operating cable car system in the WORLD at 14,500 feet above sea level up till MOUNT AFFARWAT RANGE, after Sichuan(CHINA).
Also, Gulmarg is rated as the 7th BEST Ski destination in Asia.
Phase one costs 740 Rs. (Return). All the activities like Skiing, Medical, and Washroom facilities are also available at this phase. Various options to eat from and restaurants are also there on phase One.
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If you wish to have a bird's eye view of the beautiful landscapes of Gulmarg, then there is nothing like the Gondola ride, that takes you as high as 14,000 ft above the sea level, where you can level up along beautiful pine trees and snowy meadows.
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