-- Sonmarg, a Holiday Paradise --

  By : Riya Matoo  [on Wed, 06-Apr-2011]    Destination : Sonamarg
I am a housewife and I always wanted to visit the beautiful places in Kashmir. When my husband took a leave from work, we decided to go to Sonmarg in Kashmir. It was truly a wonderful experience. Sonmarg means ‘meadow of gold’. Sonmarg is located just 80 kilometres away from Srinagar. Sonmarg sports a spotless beauty which is difficult to find elsewhere. The best time to visit Sonmarg is from May to September and November to February. During these months, you will be able to click lovely photographs of the snow covered peaks and the Sindh River. Sonmarg is the land where you find silver birch, alpine flowers and fir. Sonmarg is really a heaven on earth. Sonmarg acts as the base camp for the Amarnath yatra and it has a wonderful spot known as Nilagrad. This is the place where the Mountain Rivers join the Indus River and turn to red colour. By bathing in the waters of the Indus River, people get rid of most diseases. Indus is a holy river. Krishnasar and Vishansar lakes are popular tourist destinations in Sonmarg. There are various activities that you can enjoy in Sonmarg. Some of these are rafting, trekking and sledging. Some places in Sonmarg provide an evening camp fire which is a really nice. The Thajwas glacier is a famous glacier in Sonmarg. Sonmarg with its virgin landscape is as treat to the eyes.
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