The hill station is no far from Srinagar (approx 79 km), which makes it one of the popular attractions near the capital city. Surrounded by dense forests of alpine vegetation and with snow -capped mountains standing all along its boundaries, the valley of Sonamarg looks highly captivating. In order to catch the best of Sonamarg, one must visit the valley during spring, when it gets enveloped by a carpet of flowers. The presence of numerous lakes like Krishnasar, Satsar, Gadsar and Gangabal also adds to its charm.
As the hill station lies just before the Zoji La, it serves as a perfect trekking spot to the high altitudes of the Himalayas, especially the Ladakh region. Trekking to Thajiwas glacier and Pahalgam from Sonamarg is amongst the prime activities that any adventure hungry traveler can look for. The hill station also serves as an alternative trek route to the holy shrine of Amarnath. Besides, other activities that one can indulge in Sonamarg are sledging on frozen glaciers, white water rafting and skiing.