A sojourn to Sonamarg, Kashmir is an enriching experience one would like to have again and again. Snow- clad mountains set against the clear blue sky and the gentle breeze full of natural fragrance appealing to the senses. It is situated at the banks of Nallah Sindh, 87 kilometers away from Srinagar. Sonamarg- literally means meadow of gold. The name Sonamarg originates from an old legend which mentions about a well in the valley that can turn anything into gold. One can feel their memories getting that golden touch because of the atmosphere of this gorgeous place. The valley also bears a historical significance of being the gateway for The Silk Road. A major attraction during the summers, the place is also a base camp for Ladakh on NH 1D where the Indian Army holds control. Further adding to its enchantment is the adjacency of Amarnath, a holy shrine of Lord Shiva. It is in the form of ice and is a revered place for Shiva devotees and can be reached within a couple of hours of travel. During the auspicious time of Savan Purnima, many pilgrims walk down to the holy cave via Sonamarg.This picturesque valley lies on the Srinagar-Leh Highway near Zoji-La Pass, the gateway to Ladakh Plateau. Crossing the sacred Amarnath valley one can reach up to Leh, another beautiful and sensuous place in India. We suppose your Sonamarg travel guide might have not told you that many Hindi movies have been shot at Sonamarg.
Essential travel information and Sonamarg tips for your visit
- Woolen clothes, rain coats and gum boots are a must here.
- License from the local fisheries department is required for angling at the lakes.
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