Visiting Heaven On Earth – Kashmir Valley – Part IV – Gulmarg

Visiting Gulmarg was the pièce de résistance for us.  After visiting Sonamarg, we were told that Gulmarg held more promises –  beautiful  mountains that is aptly called as the Switzerland of India.  Our interest was not as much in the skiing as we can’t even play the sport, but more due to its proximity to the neighbouring country, and the cable cars, which are aptly called the Gondolas.  Gulmarg boasts of Asia’s highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage rope way ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)).  The idea of going up to 13,780 feet by rope way was a very exciting thought for us. Therefore armed with a one night hotel booking at the famous Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, we reached Gulmarg around 11 in the morning.  It took us approximately 2.5 hours from Srinagar.  The road was beautiful, the weather was

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