Sonamarg Tourism

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Vivek Sharma

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63 reviewsPosted 5 years ago
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A trip to Heaven on Earth

We left from Srinagar on 15th August for Sonmarg. Due to Independence day we were advised to leave early in the morning and cross at least Kangan before locals of Kangan wake up. As it is very usual, as driver told us, that locals are pelting stones on vehicles passing through, on Independence day. In Srinagar also all shops and market are closed till 12 in the afternoon. Even mobile networks are also blocked / jammed till 12. Fortunately haven't faced any problem with the route except frequent checks at almost every barricade. We co-operate because it was for our safety only. The greenery and mountains on route is just splendid. We reached Sonmarg by 09:30 AM. Now we have to wait till the check-in time for boarding in to JKTDC hut which was booked online. I mentioned in remarks at the time of booking to book hut in Thajwas only. Thajwas is 2 KM uphill of Sonmarg market and location is just like heaven. After waiting for an hour we left for Thajwas and checked-in into our huts. Huts are clean and tidy and view from room of glaciers is very clear. Immediately after checking in, we left for Thajwas glacier trek which is further 2 KM from the huts. One can hire a pony and avoid exertion and enjoy the view and scenery. A humble request to use the local service as you are the only source of income for the ponywaals and other local business and Sonmarg is open for tourism only for 4-5 Month in a year.

Advise :

The location of JKTDC Thajwas huts and rooms is more perfect and value for money than private hotels in Sonmarg market. I strongly recommend to book the hut online and mention in remarks section for your preference in Thajwas huts. After booking carry two copies of the confirmation mail, one copy to be deposited at reception and other copy is to show at entry of Thajwas check post. JKTDC Manager will write the permission and sign on your copy to allow you to enter in Thajwas without any entry fees which is collected at check post. Avoid having food in Sonmarg market restaurants, as they are just business oriented and can sacrifice the health of customers by serving stale food. A raincoat is the best option to carry with, if you are travelling in monsoon. In Sonmarg market we purchased at cost of 150/- It will be economical, in terms of transport, if number of travellers in your group is 6 to 8.

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  • View of the mountains
  • View of the mountains
  • View of the mountains
  • View of the hills
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Arunav Singh

Arunav Singhratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

40 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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Spectacular view and place of snow

The route upto Sonamarg is quite photogenic and you will find yourself trying to see both sides of the car. There are cottages available if you wish to stay for the night or a few days.

There is ample snow here to play around with and you can opt for a sledge on which the guides present there will take you to the top and then after you have spent your share of time, they will take you sledding along the slopes of the hillock you just climbed 3.

Be sure to lend heavy jackets and boots before the climb. Don't bargain with the people there, they don't make a fortune doing that :/ just ask them for a reasonable price.

If you take chips packet then it will swell up and maybe burst too due to difference in air pressure, beware. On the way there stop at some local dhaba or tea store and drink "Kahwa", you will love it. The perfect place to create some unforgettable memories :)

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  • Spectacular view and place of snow
  • Spectacular view and place of snow