Best Things To Do in Sonamarg, Jammu And Kashmir

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Stuff your Sonamarg travel itinerary with some of these marvelous places to visit in Sonamarg:

  • THAJIWAS GLACIER: This Sonamarg attraction is located 3 kilometers away and is a major tourist puller during summer time. Popular for snow-sledge rides, ponies can also be hired for the trip up to the glacier. Nearby points-Thajiwas Glacier, Fish pond and Sarbal Park.
  • NICHNAI PASS: It leads to the trekking routes for the Himalayan lakes of Vishansar Lake (4080 meters), Krishansar Lake (3810 meters), Gangabal Lake (3658 meters), Gadsar Lake and Satsar Lake. Gangabal Lake also known as Harmukut Ganga is considered very sacred and every year a three day long ritual of Harmukh Gangabal Yatra is performed in the month of September.
  • BALTAL: It is a small valley that lies on the foot of the Zoji-La Pass. During the period of July-August every year when the sacred Amarnathyatra begins, this beautiful valley serves as a base for setting base camps for the pilgrims. It is also a shorter route towards the Holy Shrine of Amarnath.
  • NILAGRAD: Nilagrad is a place where one can have fabulous views of a mountain rivulet conjoining the serene Indus river waters. It is a colony of the Baltics where the water of this tributary appears reddish, believed to be having curative powers and revered by the denizens for its religious value.


  • Fishing: Sonamarg lakes are a home to plenty of rainbow trout, brown trout and mahseer fish. Main sites for fishing are Fish Point; Krishansar Lake. Vishansar Lake is famous for its brown trout.
  • Trekking: Trekking season begins from July to October. People from all parts of the world come and enjoy climbing the beautiful valley. Main sites for trekking are Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake.
  • River rafting: River rafting tournaments are organised yearly by Jammu and Kashmir tourism department.
  • Skiing: People flock from all parts of the world with to enjoy high altitude skiing at Sonamarg and Yousmarg.

Below we have a list of things to do in Sonamarg and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Sonamarg getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Sonamarg with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Sonamarg

Here is the list of things to do in Sonamarg and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Thajiwas Glacier

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    Thajiwas Glacier

    View Point, Nature

    These glaciers present a scenic view of the snow clad mountain peaks and small streams of water flowing beneath. People from all over the world come here for trekking and skiing. The high altitudes of this glacier and the density of snow give a rare experience of snow sports and activities. Everywhere one can find heavy sheets of snow spread profusely and the distant view of the surrounding pin...Read more
  2. Baltal


    This small beautiful town is 15 kilometers north to Sonamarg and is an ideal place for trekking and sightseeing. During the time of annual pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath valley, this town serves as the base camp for the pilgrims. After taking a one day journey from Baltal one can reach to Amarnath as it is the shorter path to reach the holy place. Apart from these, regular trekking camps and...Read more
  3. Vishansar Lake

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    Vishansar Lake

    Water Body, Lake, Nature

    Vishansar Lake is a high altitude mountain lake with beautiful valley flowers and shrubs adding to its panorama. The water of this lake eventually merges into Neelum River. The Lake receives its water from the adjacent Krishansar Lake and glaciers and remains frozen in winters. During summers, the lake is surrounded by beautiful flowers swaying gently to the breeze and one can see shepherds gra...Read more
  4. Nichnai Pass

    Outdoors, Streets

    Nichnai Pass is the pathway leading to the trekking routes reaching to Gadsar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Vishansar Lake and Gangabal Lake. Situated at 4100 meters above the sea level the pass is the inception point of the panoramic journey to these beautiful lakes. The beautiful view of the lakes begins from the picturesque view of the Pass. This beautiful trekking route itself sets the feeling of ...Read more
  5. Satsar Lakes

    Water Body, Lake, Nature

    These are a group of seven beautiful lakes situated in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and remain frozen during the winters.During the winters the area is restricted from tourist entry because of heavy snowfall. The ice in these lakes melts only during the summer season when most of the trekking expeditions are set. This place is the most preferable spot for camping because of its surre...Read more
  6. Krishansar Lake

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    Krishansar Lake

    Water Body, Lake, Nature

    Krishansar Lake is near Vishansar Lake and is one of the most beautiful glacier lakes of Sonamarg and receives its fill from the glaciers and the mountains lying to the back of it. Set against the dense alpine forests the lake gives a sensational image of nature’s craft at its best. The lake freezes in the winters but is clear and best to visit in summers. It homes some of the nice specie...Read more
  7. Nilagrad River

    Water Body, River

    Situated 6 kilometers away from Sonamarg, this small river shapes from the conjoining of a small mountain river and the Indus River in the Baltic settlement. Nilagrad River or Nilagrar is a place of reverence and belief for Sonamarg people. The water in the river is unique for its reddish appearance. Trivia: The water of Nilagrad River is believed to have medicinal properties and can cure any s...Read more