is one of the most prominent attractions of the world famous resort of Gulmarg
. It is the only cable car system in Asia which travels up a height of 13,500 feet above sea level. The
was designed in technical collaboration with a French Company PUMA and is operated by the JKCCC (Jammu
Cable Car Corporation). The
operates in two phases, PHASE 1 and PHASE 2.
is a small yellow colored cabin with space for 6 adults. The cabins are slung on high tensile strength cables which move continuously. The
have two stops, where they slow down to enable Embarking and Disembarking of Tourists. Phase1:
carries people to a height of 10,000 feet above sea level from Gulmarg
to Seven Springs
Kangdori. The journey is an exhilarating 15 minutes among tall pine trees and looming mountains. Fare is Rs.200 per adult passenger. Click to View a Pic of Phase. Phase 2:
Phase 2 is the recently completed stage opened in May 2005. It carries the passengers to a scary 13,500 feet above sea level to Alpanther. The journey is of 25 minutes, ascending steeply to the rocky mountain peak. The
occasionally travels above the clouds. The fare is Rs. 500 for adults. WARNING:
Patients of Heart Disease, Respiratory in-sufficiency and children below 5 are not allowed. Also the weather can be chilling at any time of the year so Tourists are advised to carry along warm clothings. Attraction at two Phases:
Seven Springs, a natural water source where 7 seven Springs originate.
Khilanmarg: Vast meadow 30 minutes by pony.
Ski Slopes. Phase 2:
Birds eye view of the Kashmir Valley.
Alpanther Lake: A perpetually frozen lake that remains so 365 days of the year. Just 30 minutes by foot from the Top of Phase 2.
Rare Flowers: Some distance by foot and you can find the rarest of the rare Flowers
JK Tourism online(Jammu And Kashmir Tourism Online) offers Gulmarg Gandola tour which has been designed keeping your budget in mind.