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Travel to the Meadow of Gold with a surreal backdrop!

Written By: Vineeth Mohan

Himalayas is a Zion for any travel lover! Snow clad peaks and surreal landscapes create an out of this world aura here, which is enticing. Endowed with all nature's riches and blessed with the magnanimity of Himalayas, Kashmir pursues travellers like none other! Let's travel to the Meadow of Gold in Kashmir - Sonamarg!

Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir

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Sonamarg is a popular hill station perched at 2,800 metre above sea level in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Known for its spectacular countryside, Sonamarg gives rise to The Three Sisters (Kashmir).

The Meadow of Gold - Sonamarg!

Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir is a scenic hill station well known for its breath taking beauty! It lies in vicinity of the great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir valley namely Kolhoi glacier and Machoi glacier. Nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky vouches for a spellbinding experience!

Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir

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Places to visit in Sonamarg

With snow-covered flower-laden fields, breathtaking glaciers and azure lakes galore this amazing locale. Vishansar lake is a sparkling lake in the periphery of Sonamarg. At an altitude of 3710 metre above sea level, lush green meadows, alpine flowers and snow clad peaks surrounds this picturesque lake!

Snow masked Thajiwas Glacier is one of the most enchanting tourist spots in Jammu and Kashmir. This lovely vantage point is a bliss! Zoji-La Pass, Krishnasar lake and Baltal valley are some of the other places to visit in Sonamarg.

Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir

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Things to do at Sonamarg

Harmukh peak trek through the panoramic vistas of Gangabal lake and the surrounding valleys offers an exhilarating and unique experience! The vibe is amazing here. The wizard-white glaciers and azure lakes in Sonamarg can also offer some riveting short treks.

Best time to visit Sonamarg : Though its a year-round destination, its better to visit Sonamarg during the months of April -June.

Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir

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How to reach Sonamarg : The drive to Sonamarg is through the Sindh Valley which presents yet another spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. At a distance of 70 km, Srinagar is the nearest Airport and the nearest railway station is at Jammu.

Did you know? Sonamarg is home to some of the highest peaks in our country, with some of them perching over 5000 metres! Sirbal peak, Kolhoi peak, Machoi peak and Amarnath peak are some of them!

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