One of the most popular tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir, Sonmarg (meaning Meadow of Gold) is the small hill station in Ganderbal district, situated in a valley at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar. Nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks, Sonamarg lies at an altitude of about 2800 meters above sea level.
Sonmarg has historical significance, as it was an entrance on the ancient Silk Road connecting Tibet with Gilgit. One of the highest passes for road transport, The Zoji La pass is lies 15 km east.
Gadsar Lake, Baltal Valley, Vishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Zojila Pass, Thajiwas Glacier, and Krishnasar Lake are some of the major tourist attractions in Sonamarg.