Holiday Trip in Sonamarg

Unforgettable trip with Sonamarg Holiday Packages

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.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Sonamarg

Before going for Sonamarg travel, you should be familiar with the places you must visit during the trip.

Nilagrad:
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:
Yousmarg is the popular picnic spot situated close to Sonamarg. This place is known for its green pastures, firs and pines.
Nichnai Pass:
Nichnai Pass is the classic point to capture the view of the beautiful lakes, Vishansar, Krishansar and Gangabal.
Thajiwas:

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.

Best Time for Holidaying in Sonamarg

The best time to visit the Sonamarg city is between the months of 'April and November'. During this time of the year, the temperature is moderate for sightseeing and adventurous activities. In addition, the famous Amarnath Yatra is organized during the month of July. The winter season is pretty harsh with mercury dipping below zero, extreme snowfall with frozen lakes and blocked roads.

Must Buy Things from Sonamarg

Shopping in Sonmarg won't give you many choices but its local market has too many shopping outlets, the variety of choice is wider in Srinagar as compared to Sonamarg. However, some of the most popular items which you must buy as souvenirs or home decoration item includes walnuts, saffron, crewel embroidered cloth and ethnic stone jewelry. So, enjoy your Sonamarg trip by doing some valuable shopping at the local markets.

Explore Options to Reach Sonamarg

Before booking your Sonamarg holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
Sonamarg is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (87 KM away), in less than 3 hours by car or bus on NH 1D.
By Train
The closest railway station is located at Jammu and from there National Highway NH1A connects the Kashmir valley with rest of India. You can hire direct taxis or board buses to reach Sonamarg
By Road
Sonamarg is located on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, about 84 KM from Srinagar. The National Highway NH-1A connects Srinagar and Anantnag with Sonamarg. So, select any of the traveling modes and come for a memorable Sonamarg tour.
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