Known as the ‘Golden Meadow’, Sonamarg is a popular tourist spot in Kashmir that will leave you mesmerized. As you journey through its winding roads, you’ll witness the ever-changing landscape that includes lush green meadows, picturesque streams, majestic mountains, and gushing rivers.

This place is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, offering thrilling activities like trekking, skiing, hiking, fishing, and river rafting. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful walnut orchards that add to the charm of this place.

If you’re looking for a breathtaking experience, make sure to visit the Thajiwas Glacier. Situated at an altitude of 9,186 feet, this glacier is surrounded by frozen lakes, meadows, and conifer trees. The view of Thajiwas mountain overlooking the glacier is simply awe-inspiring.

You can also enjoy a thrilling sledding ride here to make your trip even more exciting. The best time to visit is from April to October, and taking a pony ride to reach the glacier is an absolute delight. Another gem in Sonamarg is the Baltal Valley, located at an altitude of 2,743 meters.

This valley offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and the serene Sindh river flowing through it. It’s a photographer’s paradise and a place where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Baltal Valley also serves as a base camp for pilgrims embarking on the Amarnath Yatra.

 Make sure to visit between April and September to enjoy the pleasant climate and camping opportunities. For those seeking a scenic drive, the Zoji La Pass is a must-visit. Situated at an altitude of 11,575 feet, this pass connects Kashmir to Dras and Suru valley.

It is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and experiences heavy snowfall during winter. Keep in mind that the pass remains closed on Fridays for maintenance work, so plan your visit accordingly.

To avoid traffic, it’s advisable to start your journey around 7 am and witness the enchanting vistas along the way.