Sonamarg is located at a distance of 81kms from Srinagar . The name Sonamarg signifies 'golden road' and the tourists who take a tour to Sonamarg will truly agree that the journey to Sonamarg valley is equally exciting and wonderful as it is located amidst the green valleys and golden meadows on the banks of the river Indus. The surrounding green valleys are covered with woodlands of fir and pine trees and the valley gets colored with innumerable flowers. Pilgrims on their journey to Amarnath pass through the valley of Sonamarg. Major tourist attractions of Sonmarg are Thajiwas region covered with snowy glaciers offering panoramic view of valley, Vishnasar lake and Krishnasar lake and Zozi la Pass - located at an altitude of 3,540m and is considered to be the gateway of Ladakh.