Sonmarg Location : - Sonmarg or the golden road is situated around 80 kms from the state capital Srinagar. Sonmarg lies on the busy Leh-kargil-srinagar national highway. The road is a fine mountainous road which has real scenic beauty on the way to sonmarg. The high snow capped peaks along with flowing streams make these picturesque locations. Srinagar is the nearest airport which is very well connected with all parts of India.
How to reach Sonmarg – Sprawling greenery with towering peaks of inner Himalayas is what comprises of Sonmarg. There are excellent treks where you can enjoy the valleys, lakes, glaciers at Sonmarg. Sonmarg is situated in the Gandarbal district of jammu and Kashmir. From Srinagar you can hire personal taxi or can use the public conveyance buses even shared Tata Sumo Taxi’s are available, these take around two hours to reach Sonmarg. Normally a visit to Sonmarg is accomplished in a same day excursion from Srinagar.
Specialty of Sonmarg - The picturesque locations of Sonmarg have been quite widely used by the bollywood movies many famous Hindi movies have been shot at the famous locations of Sonmarg. The Sonmarg is located at an altitude of 2800 metres. Hotels suiting all budget are available at Sonmarg people starting their Leh- Srinagar journey from leh often stop for a night halt at Sonmarg as comfortably they reach Sonmarg passing through the arduous Zozila pass.
Sonmarg famous treks - Sonmarg is famous for treks in the lush green valleys. The combined trek of Vishansar & Krishansar lakes, trek of Baltal valley which is 15 kms from the Sonmarg has nilagrad river flowing across it. The Thajiwas glacier is another trek which can be done by riding a pony or by walking. The snow covered Thajiwas glacier offers an excellent view in winters you can enjoy the sledge riding at the Thajiwas valley. The same valley in summers appears very different when lush green meadows take the place of snow land.