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    Location: 29XP+24H, Outer Gulmarg Rd, Gulmarg, 193403

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 Hours

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    Khilanmarg is a small valley located within a walking distance of 6 km from Gulmarg.  It is located at an altitude of 2000 feet above Gulmarg which is one of the tourist destinations in the country.  The archway has one of the most beautiful views you can enjoy while staying here.  The whole place is surrounded by panoramic glimpses of some lofty Himalayan peaks.  The landscape of the archway is breathtaking and a once-in-a-lifetime sightsee.


    Nunkun peak at Khilanmarg, GulmargThis place is a perfect addition to the natural beauty and to add to it, you can also enjoy adventure sports, it has become a destination of choice for thousands of visitors and especially sports enthusiasts. An archway is a great place for offbeat travel enthusiasts as the place is not directly accessible by vehicle.  To reach this place you have to walk from Gulmarg or take a pony.  It climbs about 600 meters from Gulmarg to Khilnmarg.

    The archway blooms in spring and is covered with fragrant flowers and is a hotspot destination for winter skiing enthusiasts.  To add to this, the outstanding bare mountain peaks and the twin peaks of Nun Kun are also visible from the archway.  


    Ski runs at Khilanmarg, GulmargKhilanmarg is a small valley. The meadow, carpeted with flowers in the spring, is the site for Gulmarg’s winter ski runs and offers a view of the surrounding peaks and over the Kashmir Valley, this place is famous for its views and beauty not for history and also there is no history behind this place.

    Inside/Outside Views

    You can have a clear view of the spectacular Nanga Parbat at an altitude of 8,137 meters, the fifth-highest peak in the world.  At 7,100 meters above the arch, you will find beautiful views of the twin peaks of Nun and Kun.  Other attractions that can be seen and enjoyed from Khilanmarg are the enchanted reservoirs of Jhilam, Dal, and Wular, and the Shankaracharya Temple.

    The whole place comes alive with the royal Himalayas in the background and making it a beautiful sight to behold.  There are many photographers nearby who are taking pictures and enjoying the view in this beautiful place, making the archway a delight for those who like to click on their cameras. One can go to their favorite place on horseback or walk around the beautiful meadows.

    Opening Hours

    This place is open 24/7
    Only Thursday (Republic Day) – Hours might differ

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free of cost

    How to Reach

    Khilanmarg does have Its own bus station, railway station, and airport. The nearest rail station or airports is located in Jammu and Srinagar. There is no direct road connectivity from any of the Towns. You need to cover the distance from the highest reachable point to Khilanmarg on foot or take a pony.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles and your necessary things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes It’s allowed and it’s free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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