Information about Sonamarg
Sonamarg is situated at a height of 2740 m in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sonamarg is a small and beautiful hill resort. Sonamarg literally means the ‘Meadow of Gold’ and is known so due to the flowers that wraps the meadow in the spring. In the earlier days,Sonamarg lies on the main trading route into central Asia. Sonamarg is the last major point in the Kashmir valley before the Zoji La pass into Ladakh. At the pass, the green and lush Kashmiri landscape changes to the barren and dry landscape of Ladakh. The drive to Sonamarg is through the Sindh Valley which presents another face of the countryside in Kashmir and has snowy mountains in its backdrop. Sonamarg is the main base for the treks that passes along several mountain lakes like the Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the major point for the drive to Ladakh across the Zoji La pass. Sonamarg is also a base for undertaking the yatra to the holy Amarnath cave. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. The best time to visit Sonamarg is from April to June.
Srinagar (Airport Arrival) We will welcome you to the city of temples. The JTT representative will receive you at the Srinagar Airport. Then by surface you will leave for Srinagar City and in the course of the journey you will experience a feast to the eyes scenic beauty. After which you will Check in at Hotel, freshen up and relax at the luxury of the royal hospitality and proceed for half day tour to world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love) , Shankaracharya Temple. And also you can take a Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight stay in the Srinagar Hotel.
Srinagar – Sonmarg – Srinagar After the morning breakfast in the Hotel, relax and surf the aromatic cool breeze coming for the snowy Himalayas. Later proceed for excursion to Sonmarg the meadows of Gold (85kms/3hrs drive). Enjoy the lovely view of the nature, alpine flowers, evergreen pine trees and the sycamore silver birch, etc and also capture the images of the lovely surrounding to enrich your photo album. Later return on time and enjoy the delicious dinner and cozy overnight stay at the Hotel in Srinagar.
Srinagar -Gulmarg – Srinagar (112 Kms) After breakfast full day excursion of Gulmarg – the most beautiful winter resort in the valley. An international winter games platform It is popular for its snow skiing in winters. You can enjoy pony rides and also enjoy a Gondola ride (cable car) to Apharwat which is at one of the highest altitudes in Asia. Then return to the hotel by evening for overnight stay.
Srinagar – Pahalgam After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).Which is about 96 kms from Srinagar, which will be covered in app. 3 hours. You Can visiting the Saffron fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), on En-route. Drive through the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Overnight stay in Pahalgam Hotel.
Pahalgam – Srinagar In the Afternoon leave from Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar at arrival check in into the check in into the effigy of Kashmir the House Boat .Evening free to explore the natural beauty of Dal Lake. Overnight Stay at Deluxe Houseboat.
Srinagar (Airport) In the morning transfer you on time to the Srinagar airport for way back home or onwards journey. In this way your memorable tours and the splendor of Kashmir tour package ends, giving your lots of glorious reasons to Praise your journey and relish in the memories for lifetime.