Location : 110 km from Srinagar, At a Height of 2,740 m
Known As : The Golden Meadow
Famous For : Meadows, Mountains, Alpine Flowers, Pine and Fir Forests
Major Attractions :Thajwas, River Sindh, Vishansar and Kishansar and Zojila Pass
|To See :||The Lakes, The Beautiful Gorges, Traces of Temples in East Wangat.|
|Don't Miss :||Trekking Through The High Altitude Lakes of Krishansar and Vishansar.|
|Adventure Options :||Trekking (Sonamarg to Pahalgam), Alpine Skiing (Available At High Altitudes), Angling and White Water Rafting (In River Sindh).|
|Inside Tip :||Enjoy the Landscapes as You Reach This Place. The Beauty of This Meadow is Breathtaking.|
|Most Visited :||Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal Jaipur, City Palace - Udaipur, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambhore National Park.|
|Getting Around :||Zolaji Pass 20 km, Thajiwas (Excellent Camping Site) 3 km, Nilagrad (It is Believed That Bathing Here Cures Diseases) 6 km, Narennag Spring 8 km.|
|Festivals :||Monastic Festivals.|
|Important Destinations :||Srinagar 110 km, Baltal 15 km.|
|Must Visit :||The Glaciers At Thwajja Waterfalls That Look Like Silver Draperies.|
|Getting There :||Air Nearest
Air Base is in Budgam District, and is Connected With Major Cities of
Rail Jammu, is the Nearest Rail Junction.
Road Connected From Jammu By National Highway NH 1A. Mini Buses As Well As Jeeps and Cars Are Available. The Journey Takes Around 10 To 12 Hours.
|Must Try:||Angling For Trout Fishes In The Sind River.|
|Where To Stay :||Glacier Height International, Sonamarg Glacier Hotel.|
The hill resort of Sonmarg is located at an altitude of
2,740 meters above sea level and at a distance of 110 kilometers from
Srinagar. The road that approaches to this hill resort is also a Srinagar
Leh national highway and passes along the gushing Sindh River on
one side and on the other mountains covered by the fir and alpine forests.
Beauty of this place is beyond the imagination of human mind and the charm
bestowed on this land by the gods, attracts the senses of every visitor.
Surrounded by the snow peaked mountains and thick fir and alpine forests,
the fresh mountainous air rejuvenates the soul of one and all. Plan a tour
to this hill resort and you will find that, this place is really hard to
Impressed by the yellow crocus flowers that are in full
bloom in the spring season this place was called by the locals as Sonmarg.
In, Kashmiri 'Son' means 'gold' and 'marg' means 'garden', hence jointly
it means 'golden meadows'. It will be very amazing to find these flowers
dotting the meadows and essence of these flowers is simply awesome.
Earlier, it was believed that, there is a well in this valley containing
the golden colored water and is the reason for naming this place as
Sonmarg. Plan your holiday to this hill resort and you will never wish to
get out from this resort of paradisaical beauty.
The Sindh river is the center of attraction for tourists
visiting this place, the noise and rush of this river creates a spine
chilling experience and don't dare to go close to it. There are also many
streams that pour down from the mini glaciers and have the ice cold water,
these streams pass through many camping sites. The mountains are full of
the wild flowers, alpine flowers, fir, sycamore, silver birch and pine
trees. Take a walk amidst these dense forests and virtually it will be a
breath taking beauty. Go to Thajwas and you will find the pockets of this
mountain range full of snow. Reach up to these glaciers and take few snaps
to remember the pleasing moments rest of your life. Trek to the high
altitude lakes of Krishansar and Vishansar and the serenity of the azure
water lake will be a visual delight. If you have ample time visit the
Zojila pass that is considered as the Gateway of Ladakh and is just 20
kilometers from Sonmarg. This is the place where you can unwind yourself
in the natural setting of mountains, meadows, rivers and forests.
Sonmarg is the best place to have the adventure sports
like white water rafting in its gushing Sindh river where you can also
spent some time angling for the trout fish. The trekking tour from Sonmarg
to Pahalgam is most famous trek route among the veteran trekkers. Further,
you can trek to the mountain lakes of Vishansar and Kishansar and return
back to Sonmarg. It is also the best place where you can go for alpine
skiing and sledging. In the near future there is a stock of surprises for
you, so come and find out the hidden treasure of this place.
The Sonmarg hill resort is accessible only by road. The
nearest airport is located at Budgam and the Mini rail head is Jammu Tawi.
You can hire a taxi or sumo from Srinagar to Sonmarg, the state road
transport is the other option but you have to change the bus many times so
the most feasible is to hire a taxi or have your own vehicle. Come to the
meadows of gold and explore the nature in bewilderment.
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