(9000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Sonamarg is categorised as Hill Station / Pilgrimage / Adventure

Thajiwas Glacier
Thajwas Glacier in Summer (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Riverside Sonamarg in Summer (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Picture Perfect Kullan Village
River views enroute Sonamarg
Tea Shop enroute Thajiwas Glacier
Sledding in Sonamarg
Sledding Guides
Stunning views around Sonamarg
Horse Riding in Sonamarg (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 April 2013)
Parking Area

Reasons to Visit
  • Sonamarg (85 km from Srinagar) is renowned for Thajiwas Glacier and connects Kashmir to Ladakh region
  • Sonamarg is where one finds closest and most spectacular Himalayan views found at any destination in India.
  • Sonamarg is also base point for Amarnath Yatra (via nearby Baltal)
  • Sonamarg area is renowned for walking and high altitude trekking
  • Sonamarg is visited as a day visit ex-Srinagar or guest can spend days exploring the area
Know It
  • There are no liquor shops in Sonamarg and Liquor consumption is a social taboo.
  • Popular Destinations in India with Close Range Himalayan Views"Sonamarg (8000 ft asl, 85 kms from Srinagar) alongwith Gulmarg offer the closest Himalayan views among all popular Himalayan Destinations. Thajiwas Glacier at Sonamarg is where one can touch and feel snow all round the year"
  • Most Visited Destinations of Kashmir"Sonamarg (8200+ ft asl - 85 kms from Srinagar) is a Himalayan destination that offers a stunning close range views of the Thajiwas Glacier where one can experience snow all through the year. There are number of walks, treks and view points to approach during summer."
  • Transit Destinations on Srinagar - Leh Route"Set at 85 kms from Srinagar, Sonamarg (9000 ft asl) is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty. Sonamarg is an excellent stopover for guests coming in from Leh and taking the flight the next day from Srinagar."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Srinagar (85 kms)
  • Sonamarg is an Ex-Srinagar Getaway

Sonamarg has 11 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp2

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6 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Sonamarg

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)3
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Sonamarg


  • Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter via Sonamarg (2 Nights)
  • Sonamarg Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Amarnath Yatra with Vaishnodevi (6 Nights)
  • Best of Ladakh via Kargil (8 Nights)
  • Sonamarg - Srinagar Break (6 Nights)


  • Kashmir Experience (10 Nights)

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Sonamarg has 8 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 2 days)Rs. 27435
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 3 days) or Vice VersaRs. 30092
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - 2 days or Vice VersaRs. 19423

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Full day Trip to Sonmarg from SrinagarRs. 2445

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - Same Day or Vice VersaRs. 16519
Pickup from Leh to Baltal/Sonamarg or Vice VersaRs. 15119
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and SonamargRs. 2445
Pickup/Drop/Transfers between Sonamarg and PahalgamRs. 4889

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Sonamarg has 3 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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List of Service Add Ons for Sonamarg


Services Rates Starting From
White Water Rafting in Mamar on Sindh River - Short RouteRs. 2353
White Water Rafting on Sindh River - Mamar, Kashmir - Full DayRs. 13334
White Water Rafting on Sindh River - Mamar, Kashmir - Long RouteRs. 4706

5 Travel Ideas listed for Sonamarg. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Amarnath Yatra Tour via Baltal
  • High Altitude Lakes of Kashmir
  • Sonamarg Himalayan Getaway - Travel Idea for Kashmir
  • Srinagar to Leh - Biking and Himalayan Adventure drive experience
  • Trout Fishing in Kashmir

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Baltal is a valley at 15 km north of Sonamarg and base point for Amarnath Yatra (July - Aug). Valley lies at the base Zojila pass which crosses over towards Kargil. Baltal offers excellent views.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Lord Shiva, Himalayan Views
    The Naranag temple is a set of 8th century Lord Shiva temples and attraction for the tourists. The site consists of a cluster of temples facing each other at a distance of about 200 meters. The area is noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking to the Mount Haramukh (16,870 ft asl) and Gangabal Lake.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thajiwas is a major attraction during the summer months where guests can enjoy snow experience. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier.
    Activity, View Point, Rides
    Himalayan Views, Walking, Horse Riding
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kargil War Memorial at Drass is the ultimate tribute to Indian soldiers martyred in Kargil war and is a must visit for travellers on Srinagar - Leh route.

Destinations within reach from Sonamarg

  • Srinagar ( 85 Km )

    Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. more

  • Gulmarg ( 135 Km )

    Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is more

  • Mulbekh ( 163 Km )

    Mulbekh is a small village located in Kargil District. It is about 45 km east of Kargil, enroute more

  • Daksum ( 170 Km )

    Daksum (8500 ft asl) is a hillside area overlooking coniferous forests and stunning views. Daksum more

  • Pahalgam ( 185 Km )

    Pahalgam (100 km from Srinagar) is originally a Shephards Village and is now a premier holiday more

  • Patnitop ( 260 Km )

    Patnitop (112 km from Jammu) is a stopover on the Jammu/Katra - Pahalgam Route in summer (Apr-Oct) more

  • Uley ( 280 Km )

    Uley (or Uleytopko) lies on the Leh - Srinagar highway at about 70 kms from Leh near Alchi more

  • Alchi ( 285 Km )

    At 70 kms from Leh, Alchi Choskor (10000 - 11000 ft) is situated on the banks of Indus River and more

  • Nimu ( 310 Km )

    Nimu lies mid-way between Leh and Alchi and is renowned for being one of the end point of the more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
KullanKullan village lies 12 kms before Sonamarg overlooking Sindh River and Himalayan views. Road till this point is open all around the year. Holiday/Getaway/Experiential4
Town CentreAround town centre overlooking towering Himalayan viewsHoliday/Getaway6
NeelgrathNeelgrath is set at 7 kms ahead of Sonamarg right next to Helipad for Amarnath YatraGetaway/Experiential/Pilgrimage1
Nearest Airport in Sonamarg
  • Sheikh Ul Alam Airport ( SXR ) , Srinagar-85 Kms
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