The word Sonamarg literally translates into 'the land of gold'. Sonamarg is one of the most beautiful places in the entire country and represents a spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 2730 m, one can see beautiful snowy mountains as its backdrop. The Sindh River that meanders through the splendid valley is a sight to behold. One can hire ponies to trip up to the Thajiwas Glacier.The Thajiwas glacier is situated at an altitude of 9,186 feet and is a major tourist attraction. Sonamarg is a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and blue sky, and is an all-time favorite place among the community of mountain photographers. Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. It is also a base for undertaking the holy Amarnath Yatra.
At an altitude of 2730 meters, Sonmarg meaning 'Meadow of Gold' is a quiet valley, carved by River Sindhu, fringed by still lakes and jagged awesome glaciers, presenting a spectacular sight of the Kashmir countryside. Twisting through the valley, the river is a fine preserve for trout and Mahseer fishing. There are many attractive walks, the best being a trek or pony ride to the Thajiwas glacier.
The nearest International Airport is Srinagar International Airport, roughly 80 Kms from Sonmarg.
The nearest railway station to Sonmarg is Srinagar railway station and is well connected through various trains.
Sonamarg is connected to major cities in North India
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