Sonamarg Tourism & Travel Guide

Fondly called the 'meadow of gold', Sonamarg is situated on the banks of a tributary of river Jhelum in Kashmir. A spellbinding valley 80 km from Srinagar, en-route to Ladakh, it is on every traveller's list for its colourful views, serenity and charm. Much has been said about the beauty of Kashmir and one may wonder what the hullabaloo is about. But a visit to Sonamarg is all you need to understand the ways of nature! From Sonamarg, you can trek towards Krishnasar Lake and Vishnasar Lake, amongst others. A perfect place to camp and also to enjoy leisurely afternoon picnics, it would be best if you have a local showing you around. Though there are no well-defined touristy spots within Sonamarg, there are umpteen spots around it. Depending on what you'd like to explore, do gather information and then plan your day here.

Trips and Itineraries for Sonamarg

Sonamarg Valley If Gulmarg and Sonamarg makes you feel warm and fuzzy, Sonamarg is exactly the opposite....

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trek starting point Herd Mountain Sun rays Sonmarg Vishansar lake Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek, One of the heart glued trek on 2013 a long grass land on the trek, falore of herd in land trekking start place Holistic lake...

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Top Places To Visit in Sonamarg 13 Spots

Indian National Highway 1, Srinagar District, Sonamarg 191203
A must visit place , if you are visiting Sonamarg or Kargil or Leh-Ladakh.Private vehicles are not allowed. You'll have to hire a taxi from Sonamarg by negotiating (around 2000 to 3000 INR along with gum boots and raincoat is something you can come up to).From Sonamarg to Zero point it's about 15 km distance on NH 1D.As you travel more on that trail, you will see many gigantic figures with snow looming over them . Those larger than life figures, their charm making you want to meet and know them better.The name is zero point : The temperature there averages to around 0 degree Celsius.The expedition on that Highway ( highway of just a name,it's not even one lane also i guess :-P )My god it was most daunting, scary, yet awe-inspiring. Its like once in a lifetime experience.The highway connects Srinagar to Ladakh. The road was so narrow, with 20 - 20 feet high snow on both sides ,at a time only one vehicle could pass, with just two or three places to cross . So the traffic mostly goes in one sided direction at a time, alternatively.
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Srinagar District, Sonamarg 191203
Lakes Gangabal and Nundkol looked majestic donning stony mountains and meadows on either sides.
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Weekend Getaways from Sonamarg  

Best time to visit - June to September
This beautiful town happens to be located in Jammu & Kashmir and is an abode for those who wish to pursue Buddhism. The place is surrounded by tall mountains, clear blue water, a white surrounding and many monasteries. The people here are warm and welcome tourists. Found midway between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains, the beauty of Leh is beyond words, making it a hotspot with the tourists. Visiting the local markets here is a treat as one will get to browse through Tibetan jewelry, carpets, woolens and much more. Be sure to carry an extra bag to fit in all your purchases.


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