Khyber Gulmarg is a luxury hill retreat in Gulmarg, 65 kilometres away from Srinagar Airport. Clad in locally sourced pine and slate, the resort is built in a style true to the architectural heritage of Kashmir The resort has all the accoutrements you'd expect from a world-class luxury resort—a range of rooms, top-notch service, multiple cuisine and dining options. The sprawling resort includes the beautifully landscaped gardens, an amphitheatre, retail outlets and a ski shop in case you're not carrying your own gear for skiing or snowboarding.
The hotel has 85 rooms categorized as:
Premier Rooms: These rooms have a plush bedroom with ceiling height window and ensuite bathrooms.
Luxury Balcony Rooms: These rooms have a bedroom with a separate dressing area, leading to a plush bathroom with a sunken tub where large picture windows offer brilliant views of the valley. The rooms also have private balconies.
Luxury One bedroom cottage: The cottage has one bedroom, a spacious bathroom with a separate dressing room, sunken bathtub and wall-length picture window, a living room and a balcony that looks out to astounding mountainscapes.
Luxury two bedroom cottage: These rooms features 2 bedrooms, en suite bathrooms with sunken bathtubs and picture windows, a full-service kitchen, a living room and a large balcony.
Presidential cottage: This grand suite comprises a large master bedroom, two additional bedrooms each with a luxurious bathroom, a private heated plunge pool with a jacuzzi, a living room, dining room, a full kitchen and a spacious private garden. The cottage offers superlative views of the Affarwat range and the verdant valley.
All the rooms offer breathtaking views of the Affarwat Peaks or of evergreen valleys. The interiors are designed with traditional materials and showcase fine Kashmiri crafts. All rooms have a walk in closet, electronic safe, LED television, wireless internet access and tea/coffee maker. Bathrooms have a bath tub and shower, bathrobe, slippers and luxury toiletries.
The dining options at the hotel are:
Nouf: The Nouf is the terrace lounge with pristine views of the pine trees, snow decked mountain peaks, the golf course and the resort garden.
Cloves: Cloves is the multi cuisine restaurant at the resort with panoramic view of the mountains.
The Chaikash: Chaikash is the tea Lounge with a magnificent viewing deck providing mesmerizing views of the mountains. Popular for Qahwah, the aromatic Kashmiri tea made from saffron flakes, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and almonds. The Tea Lounge and Terrace is part elegant patisserie and part private club.
Calabash: This is the Cigar and Seesha Lounge offering the choicest selection of international cigars.
The experiences offered at the Khyber Gulmarg are: