Staying in Gulmarg Village
Wherever you decide to stay in Gulmarg, there will be Pros & Cons. Staying in the village of Gulmarg has the inconvenience of being a little far from the Gondola in the morning. But, it offers a lot that other areas in Gulmarg do not.
Staying in Gulmarg Village (about 1 km from Gulmarg Gondola)
Pros & Cons - Staying in Gulmarg Village has its advantages:
- Provides a cheaper option with a range of different comfort levels
- Cultural experience
- Closer to the locals and the real people of Gulmarg
- Accessibility to the bank, taxi, buses, a fruits & vegetable store, and convenience stores (where you can buy cookies, breads, and cakes right out of a wood-fired oven)
- Cheap authentic Indian restaurants
- Noisier, dirtier and more chaotic
The only disadvantage of staying in Gulmarg Village is that you will have to walk or take a taxi to the Gulmarg Gondola in the morning. Some people might find that unpleasant while others may enjoy the walk.
Sometimes, it can get a bit busy with traffic and local tourists asking to take pictures with you and your ski gear.
You can also jump on the back of a taxi on the way to the gondola -- the best way to wake up and get ready for a wicked day of powder at Gulmarg Ski Resort! It's all part of your Ski Himalaya adventure.
South of Gulmarg Gondola
Hotels - Deluxe
There is one very nice hotel right in Gulmarg Village. It is one of the farthest hotel from Gulmarg Gondola, but it has a great view.
- The Vintage Gulmarg HotelBook Now
The hotel is positioned on a hill on the other side of the Golf course. There is a little temple and a church in between the hotel and Mt. Apharwat. It one of the nicest hotel in Gulmarg.
Hotels - Extra Comfort
There is one very cozy hotel right in Gulmarg Village. It is the farthest hotel from Gulmarg Gondola, but it has the best view.
- Royal Park HotelBook Now
The hotel is positioned on a hill on the other side of the Golf course. There is a little temple and a church in between the hotel and Mt. Apharwat. The rooms are very nice, the service is good, and the food is delicious.
Hotels - Comfort
A few hotels offer gas space heaters, bathrooms with hot water, and some comfort. They do not have generators and do not offer special attention to detail.
- Global Hotel and Restaurant
- Hotel Yambazal
- Sahara Hotel
All of these hotels have great views of Mt. Apharwat. They are situated on a hill as you enter Gulmarg. "Downtown" Gulmarg is about 200 meters, and the Gulmarg Gondola is about 800 meters from the hotels.
Each of these Gulmarg hotels has a cozy bed & breakfast feel and offers good value for your money.
Hotels – Economic: Backpackers, Huts, and Home Stays
If you are not afraid of waking up with your water bottle frozen beside your bed and using a hot water bucket to wash yourself, it is possible to find decent, comfy, cozy rooms in Gulmarg Village.