Sonmarg is also called meadow of gold. This destination of Kashmir is also the gateway to Ladakh. From this place, one can find the pristine beauty of the Himalayan glaciers. Kolahoi glacier is a beautiful glacier and to reach here, the tourist has to travel a distance of 26 km from the northern direction of Pahalgam. River Lidder flows from this glacier. The elevation of the glacier is 4700 meters. Near the Lidder River, one can find the Lidder valley. From here, one can also move to the pristine Betaab valley. This is the valley where the shooting of the hit film Betaab took place.
Sonmarg is also called the Alpine valley and from here, one can find the pristine beauty of Sindh Nalla or the Sindh valley. There is another glacier called Machoi glacier. The highest peak of glacier is called Machoi peak located at an elevation of 4800 meters. Enjoy the hospitality in some of the finest hotels of Sonmarg. One will enjoy the charm of the luxury hotels providing the hospitality at the best. The chefs and the hotel staff are there to look after the needs round the clock. The beauty of Kashmir is sensational and the tourist wants to spend much more days in the valley. The famous poet Firdaus said, “Gar Firdaus bar rue zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto; hamin asto” Sonmarg is the gateway to the high altitude destination of Ladakh, an awesome spot for the adventure and honeymoon tourist. If one wants to reach Ladakh from Sonmarg by road, it is advised to go during the summer season. In winter, the road is closed.