Best Sightseeing Places in Sonamarg
Before going for Sonamarg travel, you should be familiar with the places you must visit
during the trip.
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.
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
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:
Sonamarg is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (87 KM away), in less
than 3 hours by car or bus on NH 1D.
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
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.