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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg [India]

 

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.


Accommodation

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.


Dining

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.


Experiences

The experiences offered at the Khyber Gulmarg are:

  • The Khyber is a ski in – ski out resort. The world’s highest ski lift will whisk you away to Kongdoori Mountain, on the shoulder of Mount Affarwat, which at 13,780 feet and is the highest ski point in the Himalayas. Certified instructors, quality equipment and the right apparel, the Indian Institute of Skiiing and Mountaineering makes skiing a wonderful experience here.
  • During the warm days of spring and summer, a host of activities like gondola rides, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, white water rafting, para-sailing, hang gliding and jeep safaris can be arranged by the resort.
  • The Khyber Resort offers many guided treks and walks in the Khilanmarg Valley .The more adventurous can trek through snow-clad mountains to the serene Alpather Lake.
  • For anglers, there’s fishing in the Ningle Nallah and the Ferozepur Nallah streams, both famous for trout fishing.
  • Picnic trips to the meadows and plains in the vicinity are arranged for the guests.
  • Gulmarg has the world’s highest golf course. Golf can be arranged on the picturesque nine holes golf course for the enthusiast.
  • The resort boasts of a luxury spa by L’occitane, one of India’s most luxurious and holistic well-being experiences. The spa incorporate the best of the west and the east with Swedish, Hawaiian, Lomi Lomi, Balinese & Shiatsu rituals combined in exclusive L’occitane sequences.

Location

Address : Near Gondola Cable, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403, INDIA

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