So our friends suggested this hotel (they should have mentioned 'resort' before) in Gulmarg and I was a bit hesitant in the beginning about hotels in Kashmir, in general. Let alone being worried about the security issues, I was now worried about the supply of running hot water in this quaint little hotel, that I didn't know too much about.
The thing is when your expectations are really low, that's when your experiences are THE BEST! This is exactly what happened with me & hubs.
We were completely blown away by the beauty of The Khyber Resort. Words and pictures WILL NOT do justice to this property and hopefully when you do plan a trip to Gulmarg, you will know what I mean.
This exquisite property is a gem of a resort, with outstanding service, rich Kashmiri interiors and a staff too amicable to be true.
Whilst it is a luxury resort, it has this particular warmth about it that one can find ONLY at home and that's the most charming thing about the resort. The staff and surroundings make you feel absolutely at home, just with quality service at every step.
The resort has lovely rooms (with and without balconies) rich silk textiles and walnut wood interiors, and the view from every room is spectacular, almost out of a fairy tale. Especially if it's snowing that day and yes, it is quite romantic!
The Khyber resort also offers specialty restaurants, a cigar and sheesha lounge, a mini theatre, children's club, heated swimming pool and a lovely luxurious health club and spa.
This 85 - room resort attracts many ski and trekking enthusiasts and is very close to the world's highest ski life - The Gulmarg Gondola.
The Khyber resort can surely help you with the airport pick up and drop off from Srinagar and you can hire a chauffeur driven car for sightseeing around Srinagar, then to the Gondola and around the little hillside town of Gulmarg.
- Travel to Gulmarg between December and March, it is gorgeous!
- Take the breakfast and dinner inclusive package at The Khyber.
- Stay in Gulmarg for a good 5 to 6 nights to experience the beauty.
- Stay only at The Khyber Himalayan Resort (You will thank me).