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    Sonmarg Tour Guide

    Sonmarg, a hidden gem in the lap of Jammu and Kashmir which is well-known as “Meadows of Gold”. Being located around 80 kms from Srinagar in the north-east direction, Sonmarg offers some of the most beautiful and awe-struck views of the great Himalayan Mountains and the fascinating glaciers surrounding this hill-station. Sonmarg receives a huge amount of snow during winters which makes this place worth visiting. This alluring hill-station is surrounded by massive frigid glaciers, lush green meadows, thick forest and snowy mountain peaks makes this surreal place worth visiting.

    Sonmarg,has been a popular destination since ages as it is the gateway of the famous silk-route connecting China to Kashmir. This hill-station receives thick snow in the winters due to which the place is only open from April to November, as all the roads get blocked during winters. Sonmarg is a paradise for nature lovers who have keen interest in forest walks, scenic treks, picturesque lakes, rushing streams and unexplored water-falls.

    Along with scenic views and nature walks, Sonmarg is the starting base for some of the holy pilgrim sites in which one of the holiest walks is “Amarnath Yatra” which is a highly spiritual place in Hinduism. The Amarnath cave is covered with ice and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. People come here from all over the world to get a single glimpse of Shivling originated here naturally.

    Custom Tours India, is here to arrange a memorable tour of this beautiful hill station in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Below mentioned are the top sightseeing places present in this hill station which you may consider on your upcoming tour of India.

    Top Sightseeing Places in Sonmarg

    Thajiwas Glacier

    Thajiwas Glacier is one of the most famous and popular glaciers in the valley which is situated at a distance of 3 kms from Sonmarg. The area receives heavy snowfall in the winters due to which all the peaks are covered with thick snow which makes this place more beautiful and alluring. Along with the snow-clad peaks, the area is blessed with frozen blue lakes, lush green landscapes decorated with alpine and fir trees. You may also climb up the peak to witness the rushing Sindh River and enjoy sledge rides from here.

    Amarnath Cave and Yatra

    Amarnath Yatra is one of the most prestigious and spiritual centers for Hindu’s which is almost 5000 years old. Amarnath Cave is visited by millions of devotees every year who travel from all over the world during the months of July to August as the place is only accessible during this time and as per Hindu Calendar. This is one of the holiest shrines which is dedicated to Lord Shiva where the Shivling naturally originated from the water droplets within the cave which forms an Icy-Shivling which never melts down.

    Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

    Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of the most popular treks of the region which offers some of the exquisite gems of nature within this valley. The trek is decorated with dazzling pathways, rustic villages, thick forest (trees of deodar, pine, spruces and fir), lush green meadows and several blue lakes like Gangabal and Nundkol Lake. This is the best trek to witness the different ecological zones of mystic Himalayas.