At a dizzying height of 2740m, Sonmarg offers a paradise for nature lovers. This picturesque area offers verdant meadows surrounding gushing rivers that divide the mighty mountains. In Sonmarg, you can relax in the bosom of nature as solitude covers you like a blanket. Pristine lakes offer incredible banks to take a relaxing stroll as the chilly mountain air whistles past. Literally names the meadow of gold, Sonmarg can be considered to the truest reflection of the amazing beauty of Kashmir. The quaint town is surrounded by a landscape whose beauty transcends descriptions. Distant glaciers and peaceful lakes envelop the landscape while the meadows bloom with a vibrant display of colors. The favorite pastime here is trekking. If you truly wish to lose ourself in the exquisite natural beauty, then a trek is the best option.
How to Get There
By Air :
Nearest is Srinagar airport is 82 km from the city.
By Rail :
The nearest railhead for Sonmarg is Jammu Tawi.
By Road :
It is very well connected through Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation.
The Bisansar Lake or the Vishansar Lake is a haven for fishes, especially masher and brown trout. As you fish, you can take in the seemingly eternal beauty of the picturesque surroundings. Frozen for most of the year, the lake reflects a mystical image of the sturdy mountains surrounding it. The verdant green meadows surrounding the lake make a walk a particularly reinvigorating experience. When the alpine flowers bloom in the vicinity of the lake, it is spectacularly glorious sight indeed.
The reddish hue of the Nilagrad River adds a bit of colorful spice to the green forests that lie on its banks. The confluence of the smaller Nilagrad River with the majestic Indus River is veritable feast for the eyes. The sight of the rivers rushing to overpower each other is fantastical. The glorious mountains simply look on bemused at this fight. The locals believe that the reddish hue of the water imbibes the water with curative properties.
Nature covers herself in her finest draperies in the pristine Yousmarg. Yousmarg offers the best place to rejuvenate yourself before you partake of the many adventures it has to offer. The diorama offered by Yousmarg contains deep valleys, stunning meadows and glorious peaks. There is no shortage of attractions in this wonderful place. Indulge your inner spiritualism at the many holy shrines or satisfy your hunger for adventure at the different exotic places.The scenic beauty of the mountains and the area in Yousmarg is comparable to the best in Europe. Nature has gifted Yousmarg with some rare and unique spring flowers to decorate its appealing beauty. You can trek around some of the highest peaks in the Pir Panjal range to enjoy attractions of nature in its purest form.
The Thajiwas Glacier is easily the most accessible glacier in the vicinity. The stunning natural formation has gentle slopes beckoning you to enjoy a sled ride. The intrinsic beauty of the glacier makes it perfect for enjoying trekking. You can even hire ponies to get a more complete view of the incredible area. Snow hangs over the entire area like a carpet and mountains surround you from every side.