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Sonamarg in Srinagar

Surrounded by snow capped mountains, Sonamarg is a breathtaking destination
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Best time to visit

Oct - Mar

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days

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Rs. 6,750
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About Sonamarg in Srinagar

Kashmir, the land of snow-capped mountains, exquisite gardens, colorful valleys, traditional houseboats and romantic lakes is a home to a beautiful place called Sonamarg. Also known as the “Meadow of Gold”, Sonamarg is an elevated area on the bank of Nallah Sindh River. Amazing glaciers, placid lakes and exquisite waterfalls add to the beauty of Sonamarg in Srinagar and make this place one of the most visited places among tourists. Located at an altitude of 2740 m above the sea level, and situated at the foot of Zojila pass, it is also best known as the gateway to Ladakh. This place is also quite famous among excursionists and globetrotters. Some of the famous nearby places that you can visit include Zojila pass, Yusmarg, Glaciers of Thajiwas, Krishna Nagar Lake, Nilagrad, and Baltal.

Adventures in Sonamarg

Being in Sonamarg, visitors can go for trout fishing and mahseer fishing at Krishnasagar Lake and Sind River. All those people who love to try sledging can also experience the sledging at the frozen glaciers. For trekking lovers, the routes to the lake of Krishnasar Lake, Gangabal and Vishansar are the best bets. One can also visit Nichnai place that offers some marvelous and breathtaking views of the Kashmir valley. Not only this, being in Sonmarg, tourists can also try adventure sports like alpine skiing, white water rafting and angling.

The Best Time to Visit Sonamarg

As Sonamarg is surrounded by glaciers and lakes, the place experiences mostly cool  and comfy weather. Though the place is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit Sonamarg Srinagar is between the months of April to June. Another good time to visit Sonamarg is between the months of May to September and November to February as the weather is mostly pleasant during this time of year and is a great time to visit for tourists.


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      Our travel organiser Mr. MEET is too awesome. Very friendly and Co operative The stay in Gulmarg and the snow fall was the best moments of our trip very unforgettable and created a good memories too to cherish
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      Periyar nagar a day ago

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      overall the trip was nice but there were 2 very very loose points - 1. on our arrival day we were taken to the sites, directly with our luggage in the car. they should have taken us to the hotel first so that we would have freshen up. 2. we were left with random people 2 times. though nothing happened but it was blind spot.
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      Batool was the best travel agent! From contacting me ahead of time to make sure all preparations were in order to staying in contact throughout the trip to make sure we were able to do all of the things we wanted, she was organized and responsive. We had the trip of a lifetime even in three short days. Best of all her package was the most inclusive of all the bids I received on travel triangle. We enjoyed her services so much we have recommended her to family who also plan to visit Kashmir in the coming months. The suite at Hotel Kolahoi Green in Gulmarg was stunning with amazing views and amenities.
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      Had great and memorable experience. The travel agent UZMA is soo helpful and nice during the trip. Always ready and keep doing follow ups to know her customer comforts. Thank you so so much for such a GREAT TRIP.
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      Ashu Bhatnagar

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      Best trip ever. I enjoyed every minute. Best experience. Gulmarg snow biking
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      Sushant Pandey

      Mumbai 2 days ago

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      Overall experienced is good, due to snowfall we missed some of places, rest is awasm. Gulmarg experiences
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      Ramen Paul

      Kolkata 2 days ago

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      I was traveling to Kashmir for the first time and was quite confused initially which travel group to choose. After speaking to Ms. Anjum from Milli group of tours and travels, I was satisfied with the package they were providing. But what really impressed me was the service. Any requirements from our end were met with just one phone call and Ms. Anjum responded to our requests as swiftly as one could ask for. From the driver,Mr Arzoo, who was very co-operative and helpful to the multiple stays in Srinagar,Pahalgam and Gulmarg and to the car arranged, everything was spot on. I cannot thank Milli and Ms. Anjum enough for giving the best possible Kashmir trip and I would highly recommend Milli group of Tour & Travels.
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      My recent trip to Kashmir with my wife became a heavenly episode with Young Bombay Travels. we had always dreaded to go to Kashmir but travel triangle made our stay absolutely safe and joyous. We planned a 6 days tour to Srinagar, Sonamarg , Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Omar Bhai would call us every morning to ensure our wellness. We were provided wonderful house boats in Dal Lake, memories of a life time. Hotels, hospitality and food were awesome. The cherry on the cake was our driver Jahangir Bhai who guided us all through with all his knowledge and experience. We look forward to making more trips with you. Thanks so much Young Bombay Travels. We wish you all our best wishes. We had an absolutely incredible trip that was very low stress due to the tremendous effort of the travel team! My wife and I could not have been happier with our experience working with this travel agency. We're sorry that we can only give this travel agency 5 stars -- we'd have preferred 10 stars or more! Special thanks to Zara and Lubna for excellent communication. Keep up the good work guys. Thanks and love you all.
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    Internet facility is easily available in Sonamarg, but the speed of the net is pretty slow and some areas have very limited connectivity.

    There is only one ATM in Sonamarg, so make sure to carry enough cash with you from Srinagar, where a number of ATMs are easily available.

    When in Sonamarg, make sure that you visit places such as the Thajiwas glacier, Vishansar Lake and the Nilagrad river. You can also choose to camp at Baltal Valley and enjoy a bout of white water rafting in the Nilagrad river.

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