Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Sonamarg is a popular tourist destination situated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The meaning of Sonamarg is 'meadow of gold'. Due to heavy snowfall and avalanches, it is inaccessible during winter. It opens for tourists during early or rather late April when snowfall and avalanches are under control. The beauty of Kashmir has been immortalized in many movies, pictures and books.

Places to visit:

1) Thajiwas Glacier
Thajiwas Glacier connects Kashmir to the Ladakh region. To reach the hill along the glacier you can either go by foot or hire a pony. I would suggest hire a pony because it's a long way and takes about an hour to reach. So by the time you get there trekking you will be exhausted and won't be able to enjoy the scenic beauty that Sonamarg offers.

                                                                         Place where horses rest

                                                                    The Majestic Climb

Once you reach here you can enjoy in the snow, go sledging, skiing or just gaze at how gorgeous nature can be at times!

2) Nallah Sindh

Adventure enthusiasts can go for river rafting along Nallah Sindh, a tributary of river Jhelum.

3) Zoji-La Pass

Trekkers can reach the starkly splendid roof-top of the world Leh, by crossing over the Zoji La pas.
It is located at about 25 kms from Sonamarg which is an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir Valley. This is the second highest pass on the NH-1D and remains closed during winters.

Nearest Airport : Srinagar 87 km