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SONAMARG TOURIST PLACES
or Sonmarg, to be found at a substantial elevation of 2,740 m upstairs sea
level, accurately means 'Meadow of Gold'. The charming likely
exquisiteness of the area got this title to Sonamarg. Sonamarg, a town
bounded by magnificent glaciers and peaceful lakes in Sonamarg, is a snow
shielded good-looking flower burdened the meadow in the stately Himalayan
mountain area. Sonamarg in the Kashmir valley is the entryway to Ladakh
and placed just previously the Zojii La pass. Set at 87 km from Srinagar,
the location is celebrated for trekking and hiking traces. The snow
attired Alps in the Himalaya and the swollen hilly rocky areas are
effortlessly appropriate for all kinds of trekking excursions.
Sonmarg is one of the best getaways for nature lovers in Kashmir Valley.
Lush green meadows, foaming river and streams that cut through the lofty
mountains offer a picturesque location for family vacationers and
honeymoon couples to spend their holiday. Thajiwas Glacier, the river
Sindhu, Baltal, the base camp for Amarnath, and Naranag Village are some
of the top attractions & things to do in Sonmarg.
Baltal, on the shores of the Sindh River, is located around 15 km away
from the north of Sonamarg. This small valley serves as a camping ground
for the Amarnath pilgrims. It rests at the foot of Zoji-La Pass on the
banks of the river Sindh. Moreover, for the convenience of the pilgrims,
base camps are set up in is this ground and this little valley is only a
day's journey away from and provides a shorter high-altitude alternate
route to the sacred cave of Amarnath.
Through a meandering trek of 14 km from Baltal, one can reach the Holy
Cave and during the Amarnath pilgrimage, tents are also set up here. One
can hire taxi or take a bus from Sonmarg for Baltal and it will take
approximately 1 hour.
Tourists can directly reach Baltal from Pahalgam as well which is just 24
km away and takes approximately 45 mins on bis. For those tourists wanting
to indulge in trekking to Baltal from Pahalgam will take around 5 hours.
Thajiwas Glacier IS located at an altitude of 9,186 feet at a short
distance from Sonmarg in Jammu & Kashmir, is enormous and blessed with
magnificent beauty. Overlooked by the Thajiwas mountain and surrounded by
meadows, conifer trees and frozen lakes, it is one of the most beautiful
sights you will ever come across. Tourists visit Thajiwas Glacier for
enjoying its breathtaking sights, building snowmen & enjoying a sledding
ride. You can also take a short hike to the several waterfalls surrounding
the Thajiwas Glacier.
Sonamarg is the base camp for several trekking excursions. The chief walks
fleeting over many mountain lakes such as Gangabal Lake, Vishansar Lake,
Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake and Krishnasar Lake have its sordid at Sonamarg.
The trekking ways provide all sorts of tasks, from minor to extremely
rigid. The delightful typical weather with mild summer season and cold
winter season create this location a perfect place for trekkers to
discover the natural prettiness and inspiring treks. This most captivating
charming lay is remarkable with several astonishing magnetisms. Nilagrad,
a colony of the Baltics, is a pretty locality where a slight rivulet
squishes into the River Sindh. Sonamarg is the residence of lots of
gorgeous and tranquil lakes. Several peak lakes are sited in and around
Tourists can also enjoy adventures river rafting in Sindhu River while
holidaying in Sonmarg Valley.
Vishansar Lake in Sonmarg, Kashmir
Lake, located in close proximity to Sonmarg, is a high-altitude lake
blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and pristine surroundings. It is
surrounded by lofty jagged mountain peaks on one side and lush green
meadows on the other. But what attracts tourists towards it, apart from
its beauty, is the opportunities for trout and mahseer fishing in summers.
During the winters, the lake remains frozen. To re-energize your soul and
soothe your inner mind, visit the Vishansar Lake.
Kishansar Lake, Sonamarg
Situated at almost 4,000 meters in close proximity to Sonamarg, Kishansar
Lake is overlooked by snow capped mountains and surrounded by lush
meadows, and a haven for nature lovers & photography enthusiasts. It is
interesting to note that the colour of the lake depends on the time of
day. Just adjacent to it lies the Gadsar Pass which is a popular trekking
spot. Trout fishing and angling are also popular here. The lake is frozen
How to Reach Sonmarg? By Air : The nearest airport to Sonmarg is in Srinagar, which is
situated some 80 km away. Cabs can be hired to reach Sonamarg from
By Rail : The nearest railway station to Sonmarg is in Jammu, which
is 358 km away. Taxi has to be hired from Jammu to reach Sonamarg.
By Bus : Sonmarg is connected by the National Highway 1 with major
places in Jammu & Kashmir. Taking a cab from Srinagar is the best way to
reach Sonamarg by road.