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Sonamarg

Sonamarg is a beautiful hill station in Ganderbal district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Stands at an elevation of 9200 feet, Sonamarg is a small meadow, lying in the core of a valley carved by the River Sind. Literally means ‘The Meadows of Gold’, Sonamarg got its name from yellow crocus flowers that fill the valley in spring season. ‘Son’ means gold and ‘Marg’ means path. It is located at a distance of 87 km from Srinagar and easily accessible by NH 1D road, which flanked on one side by alpine flower fringed slopes. The Sindh River and numbers of high altitude lakes are the highlight of this meadow. Sonamarg offers adventure activities in the form of trout fishing, camping, trekking and so on. One can also undertake Amarnath Yatra from Sonamarg as Baltal, one of the base camps for the holy cave is located at just 15 km from Sonamarg.


Places to visit




Nilagrad

Baltal

Zoji-La Pass

Thajiwas Glacier

Krishnasar Lake

Gangabal

Vishansar Lake



Best time to visit


The months of May to October are the best time to visit Sonamarg. During this period, temperature ranges from 6 degree (min) to 30 degree (max). It is advisable to carry light woolens in summer months.


Fast Facts



Vacation Type : Adventure, Nature, Honeymoon


Location : 87 km (54 miles) North East of Srinagar on NH 1 D


Activities : Trout Fishing, Skiing, Trekking, Camping, Mount Climbing, Water Rafting, Horse Riding, Paragliding.


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