Sonmarg literally means the meadow of gold & is known so due to the flowers that wraps the meadow in the spring. Sonmarg is a small & beautiful hill resort, & is one of the most travelling destinations of district ganderbal & is near about 99 kms from Srinagar city. In the earlier days sonmarg lies on the main trading route into central Asia. Sonmarg is the last major point in the Kashmir valley before the Zojila paas into ladakh. At the pass, the green & lush Kashmiri landscape changes to the barren and dry landscape of ladakh. The drive to sonmarg is through the sindh valley which presents another face of the country side in Kashmir & has snowy mountains in its backdrop. Sonmarg is the main base for the treks that passes along several mountain lakes like the vishansar, kishansar, gadsar, satsar & ganganbal. Sonmarg is also the major point for the drive to ladakh across the zojila pass. Sonmarg is also base for undertaking the yatra to the holy amaranth cave. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. Sonmarg also offers various trekking & hiking trails which attract the adventure lovers. The adventure seekers may opt for trekking trails from sonmarg to lakes of vishansar, krishansar & ganganbal. Sonmarg offers various places of interest to the tourist like NILAGRAD, BISANSAR LAKE, KRISHANSAR LAKE & NICHNAI PASS.