:- The Land Of Golden Meadows
A complete destination in itself,
Sonmarg, the land of golden meadows. Almost at a distance of 90 km from Srinagar, you got to see the green meadows around the banks of the Sindh River. The cold and rusty mountains give this place an elegant look.
At an altitude of 8950 feet, a place visited very little by the locals but has the heart of travelers and visitors. There are so many reasons to adore this beautiful place. During the Amarnath yatra via Sonmarg
, you got to see the various beautiful and colorful tents near Baltal. Some people during yatra take the route of Baltal for trekking to reach the cave. Amarnath yatra via Sonmarg
is the shortest route that is mostly taken by youngsters, for this route is quite tough than the other one in Pahalgam.
river rafting in Sonmarg is the prime attraction for the adventure junkies. Trekking is also a good idea at this place, but only for the experts and not for the beginners.
The road-trippers use this beautiful place as a stopover link between Leh and Jammu. This destination is popular among hikers, travelers, visitors, and fishers. Some of the tallest peaks of the valley are close to this beautiful place. The village is surrounded by tall and beautiful alpine trees, which make this place look more elegant and alluring.
You can also make your way to Ladakh through the Zojila pass, one of the important passes in the Himalayas range through which the Srinagar- Leh road passes. Another attraction to this place is the three rivers Neelum, Lidder, and Sindh that rise from here and merges into the giant Jhelum river.
This place is between the huge and giant glaciers and mountains. One of the most visited glaciers here is the mesmerizing
Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg. This place is the voyage destination of many visitors and hikers, as it is 9186 feet from the ground level. On a summer day, it will take you almost half-day to hike around the major waterfalls around the glacier. Ponies can be hired to reach the upper parts of the glacier.
A huge population uses this place for making their way to Ladakh. Others use it as a trekking place and make their stay here for 3-4 days. But if you are planning your trip real soon, the hotels provided by Duke Kashmir Travels can make your stay more comfortable and memorable with all the facilities.
You can enjoy the White Water Rafting, sledding, horse riding during the months of summer. Snowfall in winters adds another beauty to this place. The necessary thing required for the sports activities can be taken on rent.
The climate remains usually dry throughout the year but wet spells only in the months of December and January when the heavy snowfall covers the whole village of Sonmarg. During the summertime, the climate remains moderate throughout the whole day, as this could be the best time to explore this place.
Spending a night or two here will be the most beautiful experience for lovers of nature. Your eyes would get to see the vast and elegant meadows surrounding huge and snow-capped mountains. This place provides the hiking routes leading to Gangbal lake, Krishansar lake, Vishansar lake, and the Gadsar lake. All these lakes are filled with the treasure of brown trouts and the snow trout.
Fish point in Sonmarg is the best place to enjoy fishing where you could catch the best brown and snow trouts.
How To Reach:-
Once your flight gets landed at the Srinagar International Airport, it will take you almost 3 hours to reach Sonmarg that is almost a distance of 90 km.
If you are traveling via Jammu, then this road trip will take you 10 hours that is approximately 345 km.
The land of golden meadows is a gorgeous valley carved by the River Sindh. The glaciers pouring into the lakes and rivers gives your eyes the mesmerizing highlight of heaven.