We visited in October 2012 with families and friends and stayed at the JKTDC hut in Gulmarg. It is a lovely property nestled in the middle of vast greenlands with mountains all around. We were lucky to get a 5 bedroom hut which was most appropriate for us. All the 5 rooms opened to a huge living room which gave a feeling of bonding and togetherness.
All the rooms were of decent size with a separate changing area and functional and clean washrooms. The beds were fitted with thermal blankets which was an absolute necessity in the cold weather when temperature would go down to 1-2 degree. There was a small heater also which would not function due to low voltage.
Mansoor bhai was the exclusive attendant to the cottage and was available whenever needed. He would arrange piping hot breakfast and dinner (as lunch was outside) even in such cold weather! He was a gem of a person and would cater to all demands from a big group like us. A big thanks to him!
Sometimes, government owned properties have an issue of service and quality. Having stayed at many places I would rate this cottage as an experience worth cherishing. If you are travelling in a large group, JKTDC huts could be a very good and inexpensive option.
Would definitely stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- JKTDC Hut Gulmarg Kashmir