Situated at an altitude of 2740 meters above the sea level, Sonamarg falls before the Zoji La Pass leading to Ladakh. It is last stop from Srinagar to Ladakh. Given that Sonamarg has a lot of mountains and valleys.It is the best place for trekking and hiking activities. Sonamarg means Meadow of Gold and has derived this name in reference to the flower covered land that appears golden in colour during spring. Also, the sunlight falling on the mountain peaks shines like golden colour. Sonmarg has a historical significance being the gateway to an ancient Silk Road connecting Kashmir to China and other Gulf Countries.
Annual Fair Organised every year in third week of August with great zeal and enthusiasm, at the Harmukh Ganga or the Gangabal Lake, the Annual fair attracts many tourists to Sonamarg. Holi The fetival of colours is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is one of the biggest festivals of the natives.
At Sonamarg, tourists can buy shawls, wicker-woks and souvenirs, etc. from the local markets.
Nearest Airport – Srinagar – 87 kilometers
Nearest railhead(s) Udhampur 153 and Jammu 219 kilometers.
Sonamarg is well connected to all major destinations. State Transport buses and taxis run daily to various places.
If looking for waterfalls, summer is the season of choice.
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