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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

Good experience but was fed with online system must hire a guide for good experience,and helps in taking photographs and videos

Date of experience: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Important Things first:
a) Plan and book your online tickets to Phase I and phase II in advance. Even if phase II is closed due to bad weather/maintainance on day of your visit, it is a risk worth taking as it is easier to reach both phases in Gondola rather than ponies as ponies slip. Try to reach till 9:00-10:00AM.
b) Weather is unpredictable, plan accordingly by seeing weather forecast on net and take caps/ wollens/jackets accordingly. These people/scamsters trick people for thousands just to rent heavy woolens when you can plan and carry your own.
c) There is no food availability problem at Phase I. They have lot of veg dhabas and one very nice cafe.
d) No network available easily on top.
e) these guides/ pony people try to scare you that Gandola enterance is 3-4 Kms away from gate and try to scare you into renting a pony for 2500 per head. It is hardly 1 KM from gate and a very straight and clean road is there. Beware of these scamsters.
f) If you refuse pony from one person, he will not let you take pony / cab/ clothes from any other person. Since, I refused to hire pony/ pay overpriced rent for woolen clothes he made sure no one else will provide me service and followed me till Gandola Enterance. These people have made a union and they try to exploit every tourist they can. Beware.
g) It is a long queue (2-3 hrs.) for Gandola.
h)MOST IMPORTANTLY , It is a very beautiful place..Plan accordingly and enjoy with family. The view is mesmerising and worth taking tons of pics for FB/Insta.

Date of experience: May 2022
2  Thank Anubhav K
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

Great place, visited in early May. We had booked online tickets for both phase 1 and phase 2. Had reached Gondola at around 9 am . We stood there for around 3 hours in queue to get into the car to Phase 1. Everywhere the guides help people to jump into queues out of turn and there were huge outcry from the crowd.

However the view in Phase 2 is breath taking, it wass worth the wait. Could be better if they can have a proper queue system as there were senior citizens who were waiting in queues for 2 or 3 hours. Request the management to do something

Date of experience: May 2022
1  Thank 570dcd
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

Traveled on 10th May.
The place & the experience it has to offer is amazing. The queues are usually long due to poor management from people running Gondola.
A single person will be standing in the queue in front of you who apparently is the guide of 10-15 people. As you reach closer to your turn, he will pull 10-15 people in the queue & claim that he was standing on their behalf. Unless you dont raise your voice, this things continue. Question everyone who comes and joins the queue in between.
There are many cars for Phase. The wait time is less even in rush time. However for phase two there are half the cars as compared to phase one. Also there are frequent faults at phase two so the delay is more.Its a steep climb so it takes more time.
At phase two dont try to run or do exhaustive activities which will make you feel week, as the oxygen level is less there. Carry some camphor which you can use for smelling if you feel oxygen deprived.
People with hypertension, asthma or any breathing issues refrain from traveling to phase two.
In terms of beauty, its a must visit place if you get an opportunity.
To reach the ticketing center from parking you can take a 10-15 mins walk. Its around 800mts. The ponies will however try to convince you that gondola is closed on phase one & take a horse ride up till there. Don't believe them blindly. Also they will tell you there is huge queue and opt for a horse ride to reach there early. Even if you opt one don't pay more than 200 for the ride.

Date of experience: May 2022
1  Thank 383surajs
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

Good place to visit. Go on if you have online tickets and weather is good. We booked online tickets for phase 1 and phase 2. Because of bad weather phase 2 was closed. But phase 1 is also beautiful. We went in mid April 2022. Got lot of snow , and also snowfall. Kids will love it. You can also do snow activities here.

Local people have ruined the place. They are very ill mannered and rude. As soon as you reach gulmarg, your taxi will be stopped at parking and pony ride people will surround you to loot you. For us they asked 2k per person to drop and pickup at golconda station.
Finally they agreed in 500. But keep in mind that road is not good whre horse go, it's dangerous for kids and elders. Better to walk for 2 kms max and thats it.

When you reach golconda station you will see a long queue and loot starts from there. Guide will approach you for jumping the queue and ask you 2000. Every where in the queue you will se people jumping between. Pathetic management,infact no management. It's run by local goons. So please be prepared when you go there. Only good thing is ticket is booked online so local goons cannot overcharge.

Kashmir is really heaven but kashmiris aren't. People are not good, they just try to loot and are very rude and dishonest.

Date of experience: April 2022
2  Thank prince20_sunny
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