Sonmarg (interpretation: “Knoll of Gold”) is a slope station in Ganderbal region in the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir around 80 km north-east of Srinagar. Like its scenery, blanketed mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh wanders along here and swarms with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be gotten in the fundamental stream. In late April when Sonmarg is open for street transport, the guests can approach snow which is outfitted all over like a white floor covering. Horses can be employed for the excursion up to Thajiwas ice sheet a noteworthy fascination throughout the mid-year months. The atmosphere of Sonmarg is exceptionally supporting; however, the precipitation is visit however not substantial, aside from a few days one after another in July and August with fine spell From Sonmarg, trekking courses lead to the Himalayan pools of Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake, and Gadsar Lake, loaded with Snow trout and Brown trout and Satsar, icy mass bolstered and encompassed by banks of elevated blooms.
A near to outing is to Baltal, 15 km east of Sonmarg. This little valley lies at the foot of the Zojila, just multi day’s adventure away from the sacrosanct cavern of Amarnath is a base camp for Amarnath yatra. Trekkers can likewise arrive at the obviously unbelievable rooftop top of the world Leh, by traverse the Zoji La pass. At Sonmarg the Jammu and Kashmir the travel industry department is arranging waterway boating competitions yearly, which has as of late observed the support of groups abroad. Countless Hindi motion pictures have been recorded in Sonmarg.
Attractions: Valley, Sirbal Sonamarg, Nilgrar Sonmarg, Meadow of Gold.
Nearby Places: Hajiwas glacier, Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak, and Machoi Peak. Thajiwas glacier, Zoji-La Pass, Vishansar Lake, White River Rafting, Nilagrad River, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Baltal Valley, Shopping in Sonamarg, etc…
Best Time to visit: April to October.
Peak Season: April to October.
How to Reach
- By Air: The Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport of Srinagar is only 70 km away from Sonamarg.
- By Rail: The separation between the station and Sonamarg is around 51 km and takes one and a half hours to cover the separation with no voyage breaks.
- By Road: The separation between the station and Sonamarg is around 51 km and takes one and a half hours to cover the separation with no voyage breaks.