|Sonamarg (2730m, 85 Km)
|Sonamarg called the “Gateway to Ladakh” translates into “meadow of gold” because of the
local yellow crocus bloom in the spring season .It is the farthest excursion spot from Srinagar
passing through the spectacularly beautiful Sindh valley, picturesque villages presenting the
glimpses of Kashmir’s Countryside. It is surrounded by pine trees and mountain cliffs which
offer mind boggling possibilities for mountaineers .Sonamarg is also famous for its rock
climbing sites, alpine skiing and Troutfishing in the roaring river Sindh. lt also serves as base
camp forAmarnath Yatra from the Baltal route.
SIGHT SEEINGAT SONAMARG
THAJWAS GLACIER(3 Km)
A Marvel of Nature, the everlasting Thajwas glacier provides a golden opportunity for visitors
to enjoy snow even during summer. It has attractive walks and treks. Pony ride is enjoyable .
There are marvelous camp sites in this area, hence, prime location for School camps and
GANGABAL LAKE (HARAMUKH GANGA)
Kashmiri Pandits have been holding Gangabal sacred for centuries. The track from Sonamarg
to Gangabal Lake offers prospect for hiking amid incredible scenery while passing through
Nichnai Pass, Lakes Vishansarand Krishansar which are ideal for fishing.
NARANAG RUINS (50 km)
In the West of Kangan on Srinagar—Sonamarg road are the ancient ruins of temples believed
to have been built in 3rd century by Jaluka, son of Emperor Ashoka wheras the Vishnu temple
at the site is said to be constructed by King lalityaditya Muktapidya.