The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has some enthralling hill stations and Sonmarg, the Meadow of Gold, is one of those most appreciated tourist destinations. The place, complemented by snowy mountains, placid lakes and glaciers, is opened for the tourists from April. Frequent rainfalls and snowfalls create a mesmerizing ambience in the meadows which lies at an elevation of 2800 meters from the sea level.
Adventure activities in Sonmarg
Sonmarg, which carries a huge historic significance for being the Silk Road during ancient period, is also a hugely popular adventure zone. Tourists visiting the place can enjoy myriad of adventure activities. The grade 4 white water rafting on the Indus River will surely create adrenaline rush, while Trout fishing is another beautiful game that will make your trip worth. The forest skirted rivers, waterfalls and rivulets are perfectly crafted by nature for spending some quality time in Sonmarg.
The trekking to Thajiwas glacier and Zoji La pass during the chilling weather can fetch you the thrill of real adventure. However, you need to hire local guides while climbing such rocky and snow covered terrains. The adventure camps on such a high altitude on the river side or forest edge will offer you the thrill of camping. Sonmarg is ideal for hiking and skiing on the blanket of snow during the beginning of winter. Well, don’t miss the opportunity of playing with snow if you are visiting Sonmarg. Amarnath, the wonderful pilgrim spot of Northern India, is only a day trip from Sonmarg.
How to reach
Sonmarg is well connected with Srinagar. If you wish to travel to Sonmarg by air then you need to take flight for Srinagar, which is only 70 Km from your desired location.
Train route to Sonmarg is not much helpful, as you need to take train for Jammu and then travel the rest of the distance by taxi or bus. However, Srinagar Railway station can be a good option.
There are plenty of deluxe bus services from Srinagar (80 Km), Gulmarg (128 Km), Pahalgam (163 Km), Kokernag (159 Km) and Jammu (approximately 400 Km). You can plan the journey through the spectacular Kashmir valley or NH 1D if you book your taxi.
Camping in the valley of Sonmarg amaze you because Kashmir Valley is known for unmatched prettiness.