Sonamarg OverviewRanked 5 of 53 sightseeing in Srinagar
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What travellers are saying about Sonamarg
- Good 6
- Excellent 4
- Very Good 3
- Terrible 1
- Average 1
- Poor 0
- Below Average 0
- Length of visit: More than 3hrs
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Ishfaq ahmad wani3.0/5
Trekking to Twajwas Glacier ... Waiting to see you ..
Though I live in kashmir I never travelled to Sonamarg before my first trip in August 2017. It was completely mesmerizing experience. The moment we entered sonamarg we straight startec tr eking to Twajwas Glacier. Those who have not travelled Sonamarg and its Glacier; make a single visit and you will remember it throughout of your life. I can't say anything about afterlife experience
Heaven on earth
The snow capped mountains, glacial rivers and the most pleasant atmosphere greets you while travelling to Sonamarg. It is a heavenly place for people who have never seen snow. On the mountains there are facilities for snow sledging which is fun. We went from Srinagar to Sonamarg via Car, then from Sonamarg we have to go by horse. It was one of the most memorable events of my life.
Like a heaven
Sonmarg place is like heaven, you must visit this place but the only problem is there for horse ride charges they will tell you very high charges and then if you bargain with them and not use, they will fight with you. Use horse ride if charges are around 600-700 per horse. Apart from this, the place is amazing.
If visiting, some river side stay is must to enjoy more
This place is must visit if you are not visiting Gulmarg Phase 2. Snow can been seen and experience through out the year. Can enjoy wonderful Nature on the way. Since this place is isolated one need to be care full with cheats particularly pony walas & Sledge. How ever you are smart they will take you for a ride on charges. Even after me taking lot of tips on reviews before reaching this place, I paid all most double then the actual government or association fixed price. The cab driver adjustments are usual & information of your visiting would have reached the Head or main pony person in advance. You have no option other then negotiating with one person has other pony riders will not even speak to you,Tips for not getting cheated - 1) There are several points where the pony rides start but search for the Board where the rates are written. Usually it will be dirty and placed little far or inside so that to avoid tourist to see. Do speak to any one before you read the board. Its Rs 350 per hour & additional hour is less charges and it cannot go beyond Rs. 800. There is no control in this place by any government so they may confuse you with number of points & ask even 5000 Rs for all point visit. There is no several points here and its just one Glacier Point. Rs. 650 / 700 is ideal ride charges but paying Rs. 800 is not bad It is a must go on pony to experience the nature on way.TIP for Coats /Boots/CAP/Gloves - Do not buy or use your own as it will defiantly get dirty. Packing will become more tough. The official rental charges are Rs 60 each. You will end up paying Rs. 150 each if not bargained. Paying Rs. 100 each is also not bad in this remote place.Sledge - One cannot escape from these guys. They will be behind you emotionally telling you that there life are dependent on this earning. Official charges are Rs. 300 per hour and a hour is good enough to enjoy on this. Do not believe in number of points but taking it one can enjoy and sledge. Also you can help these guys as they earn only few months from tourists.
Don't be fooled
Horse riding people will cheat by saying thousand thousand of rupees, better can walk 2 to 3 km and enjoy mountains with snow on hills. Bargain with horse riding people max will be Rs 1000 per horse. Don't be fooled by their local people.
Good place for 1 day
Nice place to visit with adventure on horses, it's good to travel without kids since the horse riding is quite adventurous. The food facilities and stay around Sonamarg are OK and the horse riders come quite expensive and requires lot of negotiation skills for a budget friendly ride.
A natural experience
Stayed at Sonmarg during our visit to Shri Amarnath Ji. It is one of the beautiful place in Srinagar. It has lot of natural beauty besides peaceful atmosphere. The mountains are covered with Snow. All in all a very nice place. You must spend at least one full day at Sonmarg. If not then take early morning drive from Srinagar and come back late in the evening.
Dr amrutha lakdha0.7/5
People over there were terrible they will say that for ride will charge 50 and after completing ride ask for 500, they directly start fighting. Nature is very good but people are very bad. Horse owners, car drivers they charge whatever they want. Some authority must look in this matter. I will never go to Srinagar in future.
Sonamarg - A place filled with natural beauty
The name came from a mountain which shines like gold when it glows by the sunshine. The journey is the best I had for 18KM Horse riding. You cannot compare the beauty of Sonamarg with any other place. It is natural beauty and nothing is man made. Horse will cost around 3500 for 4 people, but its worth spending.
Awesome and must go
It's a must go place if you are really a scenic and nature lover. Though summers and winters both time are the best time to go and enjoy. If you have passion for ice then surely go in winters because in summers only trekking and other activities can make your trip memorable.
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