Sonamarg in Srinagar
Surrounded by snow capped mountains, Sonamarg is a breathtaking destination
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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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Lakhans's 6 days trip to SrinagarFor me, Kashmir has been always heaven on earth. With support of Traveltraingle and State holidays, my vacay was par superior. Very great driver cum guide (Tariq bhai) and support from Sumaira (operator) to take care for hassle less travelling. I would like to say thanks to Stateholidays who customised my trip as per me. We had lots of fun :D
Amit's 6 days trip to SrinagarHotel is very good and food also awesome. And can driver Mr. Mudasar is very friendly behavior and supportive and helping nature also. Awesome trip to seen a very heavy Snow fall in gulmarg.
Cdudhane's 6 days trip to SrinagarWw had wonderful trip of kashmir. giving 4 star for hotel because, pehelgam hotel was not so good Gulmarg
Anurag's 4 days trip to SrinagarOverall the experince was very good Travel agent Ms Mansa is very calm and polite, iternity was good only the last day in jammu the hotel was changed and that was not good but this happens becz of hotel management becz they didnt check the mail from state holiday and for this the hotel management also apolozise Thanks state holiday for such a nice trip and the cab and the diver bunty is awesome , he is very well aware of the locations and very calm and polite guy
Pradeep's 5 days trip to SrinagarThe trip was wonderful. everything was well Arranged. Amir was very helpful in coordinating everything.
Hasnen's 6 days trip to SrinagarVery good hotel arrangment and good surprise for honeymoon couple.
Sunil's 7 days trip to SrinagarBig thanks to Pine Leaf Travels!! We had a wonderful Kashmir trip... Sohil & his brother, Rasifa... they were so flexible, provided great hotels & transport package. They have a great team, everything was well organized, we have no words to express. Also we must thank our driver Showkath so nice person, fantastic driving and he made sure of our safety and joyous trip. He also helped us for great shopping in the right place for good price. Many people want to visit Kashmir but because of the situation, many would have not made their visit to Kashmir. I must say Kashmir is paradise, the garden of eden... Kashmir has strikingly 2 different seasons... Summer will have beautiful landscapes, greenery and filled with blossoms and Winter is awesome frozen land, great for skiing, snow bike, Gondola cable car, etc., in Gulmarg. We loved and enjoyed the winter season in Feb 1st week... Everyone will love the beauty of Kashmir it is really a Switzerland in india. Hotels: The Golden Tulip - Srinagar - Is an excellent hotel, privately located, superb food, very well maintained. So humble hotel & restaurant managers, and all the staffs!! Royal Park - Gulmarg - Is a beautifully located hotel on a hilltop with entire Gulmarg view from the hotel. great food!!
Sumitdixit's 5 days trip to SrinagarIt was an amazing trip. Whatever was promised, it was delivered. The services of Mr. Mir were phenomenal and the way he assisted us in everything was great. The cab driver Mr. Rafiq was also very supportive.
Naveenmathur's 7 days trip to SrinagarHotels was not so great.electric blanket was not provided in gulmarg as discussed and included in itinerary and the travel triangle guy also didnt help regarding that issue. Hotel of pehalgam was very far from pehalgam it was approximately 15 km before reaching pahelham..actually it was not in pehalgam Pehalgam and gulmarg is a nice place
Akki's 6 days trip to SrinagarHotels were awesome and stay was comfortable in all the rooms except houseboat. There was promise made for flower bed and romantic dinner in houseboat but nothing was given. However houseboat helper was nice. Driver mudassir Bhai was helpful and guidance was nice. Always cheerful mood and shown us other sights. Aamir from travel agent had provided good information. Thank you everyone. Pahalgam hotel was the best with view. Pony rides.. gulmarg ski first time experience will be always memeroble.
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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.
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.
Internet facility is easily available in Sonamarg, but the speed of the net is pretty slow and some areas have very limited connectivity.
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