Jammu & Kashmir
84km from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir -
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November to February
Situated at an altitude of 2,740 m above sea
level, Sonamarg is about 80 kilometres from Srinagar. Srinagar is the summer
capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The state Jammu Kashmir is located on the north of
India. The town lies in the heart of valley carved by the Sind river, the
"meadow of gold" strewn with the loveliest of alpine flowers and surrounded by
towering mountains. The uplands are mantled in fir and pine and stippled with
silver birch and sycamore. Sonamarg looks to these on the one hand, and to the
river on the other. Glaciers reach down from the Himalaya almost to the
campgrounds. There are some campgrounds 3km S of the town towards Thajiwas.
A forest rest house and a tourist hut between Sonamarg and Thajiwas command
beautiful views of the surroundings. The whole mountain range is covered
with glaciers. Sonamarg is the base for treks to high mountain lakes such as
Vishansar (4084 m), Krishansar (3810 m) and Gangabal.
Attraction Sonamarg - 84 km, from Srinagar
A mountain river meets the Indus at the Baltic colony, Nilagrad, 6-km away from
Sonamarg. The water of the river is reddish in colour. The Baltic thinks the
water has curative power of many diseases. Inhabitants of the colony visit this
place every Sunday to bath in the river.
Lake & Krishnasar Lake
There is a lake in every corner of the Himalayas and there is one at Sonamarg
also. The road proceeds from Sonamarg to Bisansar Lake via Nichinai Pass.
Crossing the river at Nichinai Pass stands the Bisansar Lake at an altitude of
4, 084m, with its its lovely natural beauty. Beside the lake is the Krishnasagar
Lake at an altitude of 3,801m, popular for Trout fishing.
Sonamarg means meadows of gold. It is one of
the beautiful places, ideal for adventure sports and other fun activities.
Sonamarg offers some scenic treks for the intrepid traveler. Hiking is another
exciting activity that one can enjoy in Sonamarg. Trekking enthusiasts can opt
for trekking trails from Sonamarg to Vishansar and Krishnasar. Fishing another
exciting activity that you can enjoy on the Sind River. You can fish for trout
This beautiful meadow is right at the foot of the Zoji La pass and thus is the
final place in Kashmir. The river from the foot of the Amarnath glacier meets
the Indus near Baltal. It stands at a height of 2,743m and during the Amarnath
pilgrimage there are tents set up here. It is possible to walk to the Amarnath
cave, more usually approached from Pahalgam, in one day. Check about conditions
before departing, though. The weather can be treacherous and at other times
melting snow and ice make the route very dangerous. There's now a jeep road most
of the way to the cave. The turn off to Baltal is at 94-km on the Leh road, and
then it's 3-km or so downhill.
If one can take some time out, then take tour of Yushmarg in daytime. Buses on
conducted tours run to Yushmarg thrice a week. 47-km southwest of Srinagar
amidst pines and firs lies the vale - Yushmarg (2,700m) at the slope of the Pir
Panjal ranges. Its is a beautiful pasture as well as a nice picnic spot.
Reach Sonamarg Via
Sonamarg is in Srinagar District on the Srinagar Leh Highway, 81-km from
Srinagar. The nearest airport is in Badgam District, connecting the capital city
with all the major cities in India.
The nearest Railhead is at Jammu and from there National Highway NH1A
connects the Kashmir valley with India.
Every sort of transport to suit every budget from Buses to Taxis ply on
National Highway NH1A. It takes around 10 to 12 hours to cross this mountainous
road, which crosses some beautiful spots and the famous Jawahar Tunnel linking
Kashmir Valley with India. Bus service is available from Srinagar and Anantnag,
which leave at fixed time from the Bus stands. Taxis and other sort of transport
can be hired from Srinagar at pre-fixed rates. Assistance is available at
Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar.
Gulmarg & Sonamarg
The large meadow of
Gulmarg is 52 km south-west of Srinagar at 2730 m. The name means Meadow
of Flowers and in spring it's just that. Also once a popular trekking
base, Gulmarg used to be India's premier skiing resort.
M o r e I n f o.
Pahalgam is about 95km
east of Srinagar, at an altitude of 2130m. At the junction of the East
and West Lidder rivers, Pahalgam was a popular trekking base before the
present roubles. The Sri Amarnath Yatra (pilgrimage) endures, however,
and each year in July/August thousands of Hindu pilgrims approach the
Amarnath cave from this area.
Amarnath Cave (Pilgrimage)
destination of Amarnath shrine is located inside a cave in the
Himalayas. in Kashmir the mythological and historical importance of this
sacred place according to mythology is the fact that lord Shiva
recounted the secret of creation and immortality to the Goddess Parvati
in this cave. This secret is of immortality is known as the amar katha
and according to legend lord Shiva made sure that no living being was
around when he narrated this story to the Goddess Parvati.
Srinagar is the summer
capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the pride of the
beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and the
charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is also known for
traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar is located in
the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern
region of India.
M o r e I n f o.
Sonamarg is a place of
enthralling beauty. Three lakes viz Kishensar,Vishensar and Gangabal can
be viewed from Nichnai Pass. 20 Kms east of Sonamarg is Zoji-La Pass at
3540 mtrs which leads into Ladakh Plateau.
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