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Skiing in Gulmarg
Gulmarg is also considered among the best skiing resorts in India. Ski
enthusiasts can easily find out all required gear and equipments as well as
professional ski instructors in Gulmarg, to try out a hand on skiing. The
longest ski run in Gulmarg is provide by the Gondola Cable Car, where skiers can
swoosh down the slopes from the height of 2, 213 meter.
How To Reach There
Air : -
Gulmarg is in Baramula District and is 56-kms from Srinagar and Sonamar is 81-km
from Srinagar. The nearest Airport is situated in Badgam District, which is well
connected with all the major cities of India.
Rail : -
The nearest railhead is at Jammu.
Road : -
All sorts of transport are available to Gulmarg from Srinagar bus stand at
Batmallo and from private transport operators. Bus services to Sonamarg are
available from Srinagar and Anantnag.
Trekking in Sonamarg
The name Sonamarg means 'Meadow of Gold'
and although this could be due to the profusion of flowers that carpet the
meadow in the spring it is also possible that the name derives from
Sonamarg's strategic trading position in the days when this was a major
route into central Asia. The Sindh River meanders along here and abounds
with Trout and Mahseer.
Sonamarg is the starting point of a major trek passing several mountain
lakes - Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. One trek leads
all the way to the Amarnath Cave.
Thajiwas Trek - One of the most popular short
walks from Sonamarg and a major attraction during the summer months is the 4-km
route to Thajiwas, a small valley at the foot of the Sonamarg glacier. A path
leads up to the Shakhdar hill, overlooking the glacier from the northeast. It is
dangerous to climb the steep slope leading up to the glacier. Ponies can be
hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier. Often in early summer one will meet
groups of Gujar passing through Sonamarg on their way to the alpine meadows for
How To Reach There
By Air : -
Sonamarg does not have an airport or railway station. The nearest airport is at
Srinagar, which is 80 km from Sonamarg.
By Road : -
It is well connected by road with Srinagar. The travel time between the two
towns is 2 hours. Travelers can either use bus or taxi from Sonamarg to reach
Srinagar and vice versa.
Other Trekking Routes
1. Pahalgam-Kolohoi Glacier -
2. Pahalgam-Zumhar Pass-Khemsar-Sumbal for 5
3. Pahgam - Amarnath
4. Pahalgam-Sonamush Pass (Sonsar Pass)
5. Sonamarg-Wangat via Nichnai Pass
6. Pahalgam to Panikhar Via Lonvilad Pass
7. Lehinwan-Lovilad Pass via Margan Pass
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