Perched at an altitude of 2740 m above the sea level, Sonamarg is a beautiful hill station in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Enclosed by snow capped mountains, the Sonamarg city lies before the Zoji La Pass as the last major point before entering into Ladakh. The word Sonamarg literally means 'Meadow of Gold'. This place gets its name because of the fact that in the spring season, it is enclosed with beautiful flowers that look golden. In addition, high mountain peaks also emerge golden when the sun rays fall on them. Sonamarg is one of the major parts on the main trading route into central Asia. Most importantly, Sonamarg also acts as the base camp for the pilgrims heading towards Amarnath. If you are an adventure enthusiast who has interest in adventurous activities like, Trekking, Alpine Skiing, Angling, Long walks, White water rafting, Sledging, then Sonamarg vacation will be just perfect for you. So, book a Sonamarg holiday package now and get ready to explore the beauty of this natural paradise.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
It is a Baltic colony, located around 6 KM away from Sonamarg, where a mountain river meets the Indus river. The water of this river is reddish in colour and it is believed to have therapeutic powers of many diseases. Thus, many people visit this place on Sundays to bath in the river.
Yousmarg is the popular picnic spot situated close to Sonamarg. This place is known for its green pastures, firs and pines.
Nichnai Pass is the classic point to capture the view of the beautiful lakes, Vishansar, Krishansar and Gangabal.
This place is located after a short and interesting walk from Sonamarg. Thajiwas is known for the glaciers. Also, the miniature plateaus, pines, snowfields and islets add up to the charisma of Thajiwas.
Bisansar Lake & Krishnasar Lake:
Bisansar and Krishnasar are the two scenic lakes adding to the beauty of Sonamarg. The Bisansar Lake is located at an altitude of 4084 m, crossing the river at Nichinai Pass and has lovely natural beauty to delight onlookers. Beside, the Krishnasar Lake, situated at an altitude of 3801 m is popular famous for trout fishing.
Other tourist Attractions:
Baltal Valley, Zoji La Pass, Gangabal Lake are some of the other important tourist attractions of Sonamarg.