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Sonamarg (literally, the meadow of gold) is a tranquil place set in a valley amongst glaciers and placid lakes. The flower-laden meadows, panoramic view of the lofty snow-covered Himalayan peaks and a number of trekking and hiking trails have made Sonamarg a popular tourist destination. Sonamarg is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 2740 m above sea level amidst the Himalayan range. Sonamarg is 80 km northeast of Srinagar. The weather...


Places To Visit In Sonamarg


Zojila Pass

Its a Mountain pass that connects Sonamarg with Drass and onward to Kargil & Leh Ladakh. Its this very pass that cuts the Kashmir valley with ladakh region for six months due to heavy snow accumulation during December to april.

Important Communications In Sonamarg

1-One can reach Thajwas glacier either by walk or by ponies. 2-Its a one hour trek upto Thajwas glacier 3- A separate Poney track is available for Poneys for Thajwas glacier. 4- Ponies are a costly affair and approximate charges for ponies upto Thajwas and back are Rs 700 to Rs 1000 per person 5- There are small tea and snacks stalls available near the base of Thajwas glacier. 6- One needs to be aware of the changing weather in Thajwas glacier so its advisable to carry Rain coats or/and Umbrellas along. 7- The vehicular movement toward Thajwas glacier is banned by Government of J&K . 8- Zojila pass can be approached only by local taxi and not by tourist vehicles coming from srinagar. 9- Union taxi stand sonamarg charges Rs 3500 approximate for two way ride to zojila pass.

Essential Information

Language : Kashmiri, Hindi

Currency : INR

Best Time to Visit : March to October

Mode of Transport : Car, Public Transport

Known for : Natural Beauty, Handcrafts, Apple Plantation

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