-- Beautiful Sonmarg --

  By : Purva Kapoor  [on Wed, 06-Apr-2011]    Destination : Sonamarg
I had been to Sonmarg with 3 of my college friends. We wanted to go to Kashmir since a long time, so when our summer vacations began, we headed toward Kashmir. We had heard that Sonmarg is a beautiful place, so we had included it in the places that we were going to visit in Kashmir. When we were coming back from Sonmarg in our car, there were ice walls on both sides of the road. The sight was unbelievable. The closest railway station to Sonmarg is in Jammu. The closest airport to Sonmarg is in Badgam district. Sonmarg is situated at a height of 2740 metres above sea level and it lies in the Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir. Sonmarg is well connected by buses and taxis. Some of the places close to Sonmarg which are must visit destinations are the Zojila pass, Yushmarg and Krishnasar. The Zojila pass lies at a distance of 20 kilometres from Sonmarg and is at an altitude of 3540 metres and heads towards the Ladakh plateau. Yushmarg is an adjacent picnic spot and is renowned for its green pastures. The Krishnasar Lake lies at a height of 3801 metres above sea level and is known for fishing of Trout. The snow clad mountains of Sonmarg reflect the golden rays of the Sun. Therefore the hill station is called Sonmarg. This place is worth a visit.
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