Sonmarg - The Golden Meadow
The fantabulous Sonmarg is also labeled as a “meadow of gold”. It is situated at an altitude of around 2800 meters above sea level. This beautiful hill station in Kashmir valley is surrounded by splendid lakes and glistering glaciers. Apart from all the spectacular places, this fabulous hill station is known for its several adventurous activities. Enjoy trekking here as it has some mind-blowing trekking trails and routes- Gangabal lake, Vishansar lake, Krishansar lake, and Gadsar lake. The ravishing Sonmarg is a paradise as it offers several picturesque vistas, tranquil tourist spots to capture for a lifetime. The vacationers can spend some enjoyable time amidst its beauty.
Sonmarg gets drenched by some exotic festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The famous Spring snow festival is of three-day celebration and is conducted from 24th Dec to 26 Dec every year. Activities- skiing, sledding, snow cycling snow kayaking are some thrilling sports that are organized in this festival. Another splendid festival is the Losar festival that is celebrated in December and January. This festival originated from the rituals followed in Bon tradition that existed before Buddhism and is still celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhists. In this, they offer incense to the deities, ancestors, and local spirits. Some other beautiful festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm are- Diwali and Holi festivals.
The tour to any place is incomplete without indulging in having the authentic food that the place offers to its visitors. Sonmarg being a dream destination welcomes its travelers with some exotic dishes like- March Wangan Korma- another lip-smacking dish of this splendid place, then there is Nadir-Haaq that is lotus stems cooked with Spinach or radish. Muj Gaad- fish with radish is one of the famous dishes of Sonmarg. There are other delicious cuisines to try – Modur Pulaav that is used as a dessert, Kaanti that is lamb pieces in red hot gravy. Visit this place for some other mouth-watering dishes that you will surely love and will crave for some more. Plan a trip to this spectacular place once and add some beautiful places to your tour itinerary and witness the beauty of Sonmarg with your loved ones.