How to Reach Sonamarg
Sonamarg is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (SXR), the capital of Kashmir, in under 3 hours by car or bus on NH 1D 87 kilometers which leads along Nallah Sindh a key tourist attraction. Sonamarg is inaccessibe during winter due to heavy snowfall and avalanches, NH 1D is being closed in December every year, the local traffic is permitted only up to Gagangear village, which is the last permanent settlement of this area. Only the Choppers of Indian army lands at Sonamarg during winter carrying essentials for the army camp, and the army personnels are the only people who stays at Sonamarg during these harsh weather conditions. After Kargil war these high altitude alpine meadows have seen heavy deployment of Indian army. The government has given a green signal to dig a 6 kilometer tunnel at Gagangear and 14 kilometer tunnel at Zojila, which will not only keep Sonamarg open round the year but also the Ladakh, this project is still in papers,
How to reach Sonamarg by Road /Car /Bus –
Sonamarg can be reached by Car / Bus / by road from Srinagar. It is 80 kms from Srinagar City. If You come to Srinagar then you can come directly to Sonamarg . Generally it takes 2 hours to reach Sonamarg. If you come from Jammu then first come to Srinagar that is 295 kms and from there you can proceed to sonamarg on National highway of Leh.
How to reach Sonamarg by Train –
There is no direct connectivity of train for Sonamarg. If you come by train then nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi. From Jammu Sonamarg is 380 kms and generally takes 13 hrs to reach.
How to reach Sonamarg by Air –
Srinagar is the nearest airport which is just 80 kms away and Jammu & Leh is other nearest airport which is around 380 kms & 342 kms respectively from Sonamarg.
Srinagar to Sonamarg- 80 kms – 2 hrs
Gulmarg to Sonamarg- 136 kms- 5 hrs
Jammu to Sonamarg- 380kms- 13 hrs
Leh to Sonamarg– 342 kms – 12 hrs
Kargil to Sonamarg- 123 kms – 5 hrs
Sonamarg to Pahalgam- 175 kms – 6 hrs
Delhi to Sonamarg- 980 kms – 22 hrs