Things to Do in Sonmarg

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  • Thajiwas Glacier

    Thajiwas Glacier

    Thajiwas glacier at an altitude of 9,186 feet is a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and a clear blue sky. In summers, you can take a half-day hike to numerous waterfalls around this glacier. The road will be long and the journey hard but the captivating views make ...

    Lakes and Waterfalls Nature
  • Kheer Bhawani Temple

    Kheer Bhawani Temple

    The Kheer Bhawani Temple, situated in the middle of a natural spring, is often visited by tourists out of curiosity. Devotees offer milk and kheer to the resident deity. Popular with all tourists, it is especially revered by the Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. The architecture of the temple is ...

  • Gadsar Lake

    Gadsar Lake

    Sonmarg with its primitive and idyllic feel offers respite from city life. You can go soul searching to Gadsar Lake, which at 16,400 feet lies frozen throughout the year. Surrounded by snow covered mountains and shrouded in alpine flowers, from Gadsar Lake you can enjoy panoramic views of the ...

    Lake Waterfall
  • Nilagrad


    Nilagrad near Sonmarg is where a mountain river, red in colour, meets the mighty Indus River. The Baltic community that stays here believes that the waters have curative powers. Over the weekend, people swarm the banks of the river for a dip in the healing waters. With picturesque meadows around, ...

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  • Baltal


    Baltal near Sonmarg is the camping ground for pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. From mid-June to August, approximately 40,000 devotees make their journey to the cave where Lord Shiva revealed the secret of everlasting life to his wife Parvati. The physically fit can trek the distance of 26 kilometres to ...

    Religious Places to see around
  • Yusmarg


    At a short distance from Sonmarg, Yusmarg makes for a perfect day picnic with views of the mountain range.The Baltic colony of Nilagrad is where the water of the river is reddish in colour. This is where a mountain river meets the Indus. The Baltics bathe in this confluence every ...

    Places to see around
  • Walnut Orchards

    Walnut Orchards

    While in Sonmarg, don’t forget to visit a walnut orchard. See the freshly plucked walnuts drying under the sun or sample the green ones hanging from trees. ...

    For Kids Nature
  • Baltal Valley

    Baltal Valley

    The beautiful Baltal Valley is nestled along the banks of the Sindh River near Sonamarg. This valley lies on the foot of Zoji La – the high mountain pass in the Himalayas of Kashmir. The reason behind the popularity of this valley is that it is a major camping ground ...

    Nature Relaxation
  • Gangabal Lake

    Gangabal Lake

    Gangabal Lake, also known as Gangbal Lake, is a serene water body, nestled in the foothills of the Harmukh Mountain. Situated at an elevation of about 3600 metres, this high-altitude lake is about 2.5 km long and a kilometre wide.

    Water from rain, springs and melting glaciers feeds this ...

    Lake and Waterfall Romantic Nature
  • Satsaran Pass

    Satsaran Pass

    Satsaran Pass, locally known as Satsaran Gali Pass, is a high mountainous route, situated in the beautiful hill station of Sonamarg. This mountain pass is located at an elevation of 3680 metres above the sea level.

    It serves as a significant trekking base of many famous treks in the ...

    Nature Adventure
  • Thajiwas Glacier

    Thajiwas Glacier

    Thajiwas Glacier is a prominent tourist attraction of Sonamarg – the golden meadow in the picturesque valley of Kashmir. The glacier forms an integral part of the popular trekking circuit, which acquaints visitors with the natural beauty of this region.

    Covered with snow for most parts of the year, ...

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  • Zoji La Pass

    Zoji La Pass

    Zoji La Pass, a high mountain passage, is situated on the national highway that connects Srinagar to Leh and lies about 10 km away from the golden meadows of Sonamarg. With its elevation of 11575 feet, this pass prides in being the second highest pass on the highway.

    This ...

    Nature Adventure
  • Gadsar Lake

    Gadsar Lake

    Situated in the Himalayan mountain ranges, Gadsar Lake is a high altitude lake that is known for its stunning natural beauty. It covers 0.85 km long and 0.76 km wide area in the outskirts of Sonamarg – the golden meadow. Having an elevation of 5000 metres above the sea level, ...

    Lake and Waterfall Romantic Nature
  • Krishnasar Lake

    Krishnasar Lake

    Krishnasar Lake is a high-altitude alpine water body, nestled at an altitude of 3801 metres near Sonamarg. This beautiful lake is encompassed by snow-laden mountains and alpine forests, which together form a breathtaking landscape. It stretches up to a kilometre, with a width of more than 500 metres.

    During ...

    Lake and Waterfall Romantic Nature
  • Nichinai Pass

    Nichinai Pass

    Situated about 13 km away from the beautiful hill station of Sonamarg, the Nichinai Pass is a high mountain passage in the Kashmir valley. This route, at an elevation of 4139 metres above the mean sea level, commands stunning vistas of the low lying regions. It serves as a prominent ...

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  • Vishansar Lake

    Vishansar Lake

    Situated near verdant and flower-carpeted meadows of Sonamarg, Vishansar Lake impresses visitors with its surreal beauty. On translation, its name means 'the lake of Vishnu', which associates it with Hinduism.

    This high altitude oligotrophic lake is located an elevation of 3710 metres above the mean sea level. A large ...

    Lake and Waterfall Romantic Nature
  • Satsar Lake

    Satsar Lake

    Satsar Lake, also known as Sat Sar (the seven lakes), is located in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a cluster of seven interconnected alpine lakes and is set in a cascade-like formation. Perched at an elevation of 3600 metres above the sea level, this lake has ...

    Lake and Waterfall Romantic Nature