The skier's paradise.
Set about 2000ft above, the small valley of Khilanmarg is one of the most beautiful places to be in Kashmir. With the cool atmosphere, panoramic views to the snow-capped mountains, the thick tree covers around it along with adventure sports, makes the place a favourite destination for both tourists and adventure enthusiasts. Khilanmarg is an excellent place to travel to if you are an offbeat travel enthusiast as the place is not accessible directly by vehicles. Situated at a distance of 6 kms from Gulmarg, the Khilanmarg covered in beautiful wildflowers in spring and a wonderful destination for skiing enthusiasts in winter.
Khilanmarg is nothing less than a scenic beauty. Known to be one of the favourite tourist spots there are a number of destinations in and around Khilanmarg which truly leaves you awestruck. Some of the famous tourist destinations include Gulmarg, the Alpather Lake, the beautiful Golf courses, the St. Mary's church and the Maharani temple.
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There are no restaurants in Khilanmarg as it is just a picnicking spot. All the restaurants can be found in the town of Gulmarg which is 6 kms away from Khilanmarg.
After reaching Gulmarg, head to Cable station. The Cable car from Gulmarg to Kongdori will take you up to an altitude of 3099.6 m. After the lunch at Kongdori, head to Apharwat by the phase two in Gondola ride. On the way, you will pass through the beautiful Khilanmarg. Once you reach Apharwat, you can enjoy the beauty of Apharwat peak and the Alpather Lake. After this, you can go back to the hotel via Gondola and take rest.
If you are interested in adventures, this day can be spent skiing. Head to Apharwat, Khilanmar or Kondgdori peak for skiing. There is no need to worry even if you are just a beginner, there are a lot of qualified skiing instructors to help you out. If not up for skiing, you can always opt out for trekking. You can trek from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg (5kms), Khilanmarg to Alpather Lake (8 km) etc. After the hectic day of skiing or trekking, you can rest for the day back in the hotel.
Start early morning and then visit the Maharani temple. After this, you can visit the St. Mary's Church followed by Baba Reshi's Tomb. head for lunch at any of the famous restaurants in Gulmarg. After the lunch, you can head to Kanchenjunga Museum followed by a visit to the Governor's house. You can spend the evening by taking a stroll around the Golf course and then heading back to the hotel.