Secrets of The Himalaya
Perched beside the River Sind and surrounded by forests of pine, fir, beech and sycamore, and with towering peaks lying all around, Sonamarg is a scenic mountain resort where travelers have often likened it to the Swiss Alps and the Canadian Rockies, but once they set their eyes on the town and its street, they realize that this is a place unlike anywhere else. Situated at a distance of 54 miles from the state capital of Srinagar the valley comes to life when a display of spring and early summer alpine flowers blossom and emerge from the snow clad slopes. Nourished by the Sind River that runs through the valley from the snowy heights of the Indian Himalayas the mountain resort is an adventure base for people who love to explore lake treks, glacier hikes, village walks, river angling and amazing mountain jeep safaris…
In to the white wild country..!
A popular destination among the snow and mountain lovers, Sonamargis covered with a beautiful sheet of snow in the peak winters and is a sight to see and experience. The continuous snowfall means that everyone can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains thatare known for its winter wildlife and showcases some special highlights which the summers never see. In summers the Himalayan black bears and blue sheep are found in the higher reaches and come winter one bigger fella joins in – The elusive Snow Leopard - For his home in the winters is harsh nonetheless.