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.