Sonamarg literally translates into 'a meadow of gold', after receiving its name from of the fact that the high mountain peaks that surround Sonamarg appear golden when sunlight falls upon them.  Situated in close proximity to Zojila Pass that connects Ladakh with the Kashmir Valley, its’ effervescent meadows, foaming rivers and chirping streams pass through the mountains to add a sense of perfection to this place.

With towering peaks, incredible panoramic views, and stunning lakes, Sonmarg proves to be a challenging adventure and trekking heaven throughout the year. A perfect destination for travelers who have an interest in adventurous activities, such as mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Sonamarg also acts as the main base camp for all the Hindu pilgrims heading towards the holy Hindu site of Amarnath.

Places to visit in Sonmarg: Zojila Pass, Vishansar Lake, Amarnath, Nilagrad River, and Thajiwas Glacier

Current Weather: -8 degrees

Famous for: Mountaineering, Trekking, Sightseeing, and Religious tours

Experience Type: Adventure/Village

Best time to visit: May to October

Travel Tip: Sonamarg is a popular base for hindu pilgrims who are going on the ‘Amarnath Yatra’