The land of legendary beauty, Gulmarg is popular as “The Meadow of Flowers”. Located in the Baramula district, Gulmarg is a major tourist destination in the state of J&K, at an average elevation of 2690 m (8825 ft). Along with the highest golf course in the world, Gulmarg boasts of having wonderful grassy slopes of countless flowers. The place is a paradise for adventure seekers as well. Thousands of nature lovers and tourists from all over the world visit the aromatic valleys of Gulmarg every season. To facilitate the volume of tourists, the town provides several hotels.
Hotel Highland Park
Hotel Highland Park is a heritage Hotel surrounded by the majestic snow clad Himalayas. Overlooking the huge golf course and the valley of flowers, Highland Park is one of the best hotels in Gulmarg. It is prefered for its modern high-end facilities and beautiful interiors. Hotel Highland Park lies about 64 km from the airport, 364 km from railway station and 1 km from the bus stand.
Highland Park offers 35 well furnished accommodation units (26 double bed rooms and 9 suites). Along with all the basic amenities, one can also avail of facilities like barber shop, safe deposit, executive lounge, shopping arcade, laundry, currency exchange and health club at the hotel. Hotel Highland Park has something special for the sports seekers too. They can enjoy golfing and tennis in the nearby areas. Winters are perfect for skiing as well. The two in-house restaurants of the hotel serve delicious Indian, Chinese, Continental and Kashmiri cuisine. It is basically a mountain resort and therefore offers wonderful holidays amidst grassy valleys, aromatic air and snowy peaks.
Hilltop, a three star hotel, is admired because of its picturesque location. The hotel undoubtedly offers world class facilities and services along with trained and multi-lingual staff. But it is unique in terms of organising trips to the nearby attractions. The hotel provides a total of 35 rooms that are categorised into 31 double bed rooms and 4 suites.
The restaurant serves mainly Indian, Continental, Kashmiri and Mughlai dishes. The well stocked bar is an ideal place to spend romantic evenings watching the isolated peaks outside. There are two banquet halls that can be used for grand parties or functions.
Grand Mumtaz Resorts
This three star resort is located in splendid solitude and offers a marvellous view of forested mountains, shimmering fountains and the beautiful valley. Grand Mumtaz is ideally a romantic place to stay for honeymoon couples. The surroundings change beautifully with every season. The accommodation units are categorised into 40 heated rooms and 2 suites, which are well furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities.
The in-house Coffee shop cum Multi cuisine Restaurant serves mouth-watering dishes with its specialy in Kashmiri dishes. The open Bar-Be-Qu is the perfect place to spend evenings with your partner or friends watching the picturesque hills and valleys filled with countless flowers. The resort is easily accessible from the Srinagar airport (50 km) and the bus stand (10 km). Its wonderful location, makes it stand apart from the rest of the hotels in Gulmarg.
Hotel Zahgeer Continental
Hotel Zahgeer Continental, situated amidst the valley of flowers, offers glimmering views of the Affarvat range of mountains. Being a three star hotel, Zahgeer Continental provides almost all types of basic and modern amenities to its guests. A unit of the renowned Zahgeer Group of Hotels, this hotel offers 28 centrally heated deluxe rooms, equipped with all the facilities.
Zahgeer Continental offers packages and organises functions/events like marriage, kitty parties, birthday parties etc. in its bamquet hall. Sightseeing trips and tours can also be arranged on request. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves all kinds of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Apart from shopping and transport facilities, the hotel provides assistance for Trekking, Golf, Skiing and other adventure sports as well.
Being a major sightseeing destinations, Gulmarg is visited by people from all over the world. The town offers several other budget hotels too. A few of them are: