Sonmarg is a hill station in Ganderbal district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir about 80 km north-east of Srinagar. Sonmarg had historical significance and was a gateway on ancient Silk Road along with Gilgit connecting Kashmir with Tibet. The Zoji La skip lies 15 km east and is one of the maximum passes for road transport. It nonetheless is a base camp for Ladakh on NH 1D, and is strategically essential for Indian military for the defence of Ladakh.
Sonmarg, because of this 'meadow of gold' has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains towards a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along right here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught within the essential river. In past due April while Sonmarg is open for road delivery, the site visitors will have access to snow that is provided all over like a white carpet. Private automobiles aren't allowed. Visitors must lease taxi and it is controlled with the aid of taxi mafia. Ponies can be hired for the experience as much as Thajiwas glacier a primary enchantment during the summer months.
The weather of Sonmarg may be very bracing; however the rainfall is frequent even though not heavy, except for 2 or 3 days at a time in July and August with nice spell in among. From Sonmarg, hiking routes result in the Himalayan lakes of Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake and Gadsar Lake, stocked with Snowtrout and Brown trout and Satsar, glacier-fed and surrounded by means of banks of alpine plants. A nearby tour is to Baltal, 15 km east of Sonmarg. This little valley lies at the foot of the Zojila, only an afternoon's journey faraway from the sacred cave of Amarnath is a base camp for Amarnath yatra.