Situated at 9,000 kms. above sea level,
is one of the smallest resorts lying in the heart of Kashmir valley carved by the river Sindh.Also known as "Golden meadow", this place gets its name 'Son' meaning golden, from the bloom of yellow crocuses that fill this valley in the spring. It can be reached by roads, which runs through the picturesque Sind valley flanked on one side by the densely populated slopes and many varieties of alpine flowers.
A gushing river is the highlight of this meadow, flowing down from snowy heights into the dense woodlands of firs and silver birches. Glaciers pour down from this stream from the Himalayas on to the many camping sites in
. A thick forest cover of sycamore, alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine,
in Kashmir offers adventure in the form of treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting.
, on the Srinagar-Leh highway is approximately 110 kms from Srinagar and the road to
passes through the famous Jawahar tunnel. Buses and private taxis can be hired from Srinagar. Sonamarg is a place of enthralling beauty.Main attractions are Amarnath ji Yatra , Thajiwas Glacier trekking and Skiing. We offer special kashmir budget tours and customized kashmir tours to enjoy kashmir holidays in Kashmir Paradise.
Few world famous landmarks of
The whole mountain range here is covered by glaciers. Water falls from these in silver sheets. A forest rest house and a tourist hut between
and Thajiwas have excellent views.
The loveliest of the high altitude Himalayan lakes are Vishansar and Krishnasar. The translucent waters of these lakes are speckled with ice flakes, and the occasional trout that pops up now and then.
Also called Harmukh Ganga, it is sacred to Hindus. It can be reached from
via Krishnasar and Vishansar - a trek through enchanting scenery.
20 kms east of
lies the gateway to the Ladakh plateau, the Zoji-La Pass at 3,540 m.