Sonmarg is one of the smallest resorts in Kashmir, lying in the heart of a gorgeous valley carved by the river Sindh.. Also known as “Golden meadow”, this place gets its name ‘Son’ meaning golden, from the bloom of yellow crocuses that fill this valley in the spring. It can be reached by roads, which runs through the picturesque Sind valley flanked on one side by the densely populated slopes and many varieties of alpine flowers.
A gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in Sonmarg. A thick forest cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine, Sonamarg offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting.
HOW TO REACH
Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport. Sonmarg lies 81km from Srinagar on the northern region of India nestled amidst the beautiful snowy Himalayas.
WHEN TO GO
the best time to visit Sonmarg is during summers between May to September
WHAT TO SEE
Thajiwas: Just at a distance of 3 kms from Sonmarg this region is covered by snowy glaciers and gives a panoramic view of the valley.
Lakes in Sonmarg: Vishansar and Krishnasar are the two beautiful lakes in Sonmarg.
Zozi la Pass: The Zozi la Pass is located at an altitude of 3,540m and this is considered to be the gateway to Laddakh. WHERE TO EAT
There are few good restaurants which serves delicious vegetarian food.