Sonamarg is also popular as Sonmarg. Hidden in the 'Paradise on Earth', the destination is noted for its abundant natural beauty. The name Sonamarg means 'Meadow of Gold'. The beauty of the region can be imagined from the name itself but the Sonamarg is beautiful beyond one can imagine. Hidden under the layer of snow, Sonamarg is the gateway to Ladakh. Apart from the beauty admirers, the place is also a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Challenging treks in the region are popular amongst the trekkers across the globe. Summers in the region are pleasing but the winters can be challenging for the visitors.
This is one of the most beautiful places in the region. It is an adventurous route that is amazingly beautiful. Thajiwas Glacier is a perfect place to enjoy the snow even in the mid summer. Tourists visit the region for seeing the magical beauty as well as for adventurous activities like camping. Thajiwas Glacier is a place that can not be described in words.
Zoji-La Pass connects Kashmir and Ladakh. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the region is loaded with natural beauty and scenic locations. Every year a large number of tourists visit this pass that is secluded and peaceful. The pass remains close in extremely cold winters due to heavy snow fall.
Visiting Krishnasar Lake is one of its kind experience. Counted amongst the most mesmerizing lakes in the region, Krishnasar Lake is surrounded by dense alpines. Salubrious environment here allures tourists looking for a refreshing experience. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the lake is popular for trout fishing. Tourists also enjoy other water activities here.
This is a different attraction of the region. The tales, beliefs and the beauty of Nilagrad River allure tourists from far-flung areas. Reddish water of the river is believed to be curative and sacred. Locals visit the river every Sunday for a holy and curative dip in the river water.
Tourists looking for splurge accommodation option may get disappointed as only medium range accommodation options are available in Sonamarg.
How to Reach
By Air: Tourists having flying taste can reach Srinagar airport. This is the closest airport and is around 70 km away from the destination.
By Rail: Srinagar railhead connects the region with Udhampur and Jammu Tawi, which further connect the region with rest of the country.
By Road: Sonamarg is well-connected with all the nearby cities. Tourists can use the services of state transports or can hire private vehicle to reach Sonamarg. Special luxurious buses are also operated by private service providers from Jammu and Srinagar to Sonamarg.