Sonamarg Himalayan Getaway - Travel Idea for Kashmir

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Thajiwas Glacier
Horse Riding in Sonamarg
Stunning views around Sonamarg
Sledding Guides
Sledding in Sonamarg
Tea Shop enroute Thajiwas Glacier
River views enroute Sonamarg

Sonamarg (8000+ ft asl) is a destination in Kashmir situated at 85 kms from Srinagar, renowned for its snow experience. Thajiwas Glacier in Sonamarg is the only area in India where snow can be experienced even in Summer months of June, July, August and September (Phase II of Gondola at Gulmarg it is possible as well except during month of September).

Himalayan views at Sonamarg are considered closer and better than any other Himalayan destination in India (On par with Gulmarg) and therefore just being there is nothing short of an experience. There are many trekking routes around Sonamarg. Pahalgam to Sonamarg trek is popular with Adventure travelers looking at multi-day treks. There are many day treks possible around Sonamarg for guests looking for a bit of walking and soft adventure.

Sonamarg opens for tourists after Winter (April – Nov is when it is open) and is surrounded by spectacular Himalayan ranges and riverside views. Areas such as Kullan are open all round the year and guests arrive here in Winter for the snowfall and winter living experience.

Sonamarg lies on the Srinagar – Kargil – Leh route just short of Dzojila Pass and therefore either visited as day excursion ex-Srinagar or enroute Srinagar – Leh Route. Guests looking for a bit of riverside and Himaalyan experience away from touristy elements prefer to arrive at Sonamarg and stay longer.


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