Boasting trout-filled rivers, green meadows and awe-inspiring peaks, Sonamarg draws nature lovers and adventurers from far and wide to admire its natural beauty. Situated next to the hiking trail connected to Thajiwas Glacier, the Country Inn & Suites Sonamarg offers guests a prime location near the area’s top activities, from hiking and rock climbing to skiing and sledding. You can fish for trout at Fish Point or take an adrenaline-pumping drive through the Himalayan Mountains along the narrow lanes of Zoji La. Round out your trip with a visit to historical places such as the Kargil War Memorial, where you can pay your respects to fallen Indian soldiers.
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1.58 mi / 2.54 km from the hotel
Strap on your boots to trek to the top of this glacier, where you can admire stunning views and enjoy activities like sledding. Stop at a local tea stall along the way for a snack or a warm beverage. Horses are also available for those who prefer to ride.
1.4 mi / 2.26 km from the hotel
Anglers can put out lines for trout and other local species at this popular fishing spot. Day-long fishing licenses are available for purchase and include equipment rentals.
10.16 mi / 16.35 km from the hotel
Located 3.5 kilometres above sea level, this mountain pass offers stunning views from narrow roads without railings. Caution is advised—the area is prone to heavy snow, landslides and risky one-lane traffic—but the Himalayan vistas are difficult to resist.
23.33 mi / 37.54 km from the hotel
After crossing Zoji La, make your way to this snowy stop that offers breathtaking mountain panoramas along with sledding, skiing, mountain biking and more. Local vendors on site can help you warm up with hot tea or Maggi noodles after a day in the snow.
18.36 mi / 29.55 km from the hotel
Purchase souvenirs for your loved ones at this marketplace filled with jewellery, handbags, pashmina shawls and local spices. If you’re hungry, stop by one of the food vendors to purchase local walnuts, chocolates, noodles and teas.
Kargil War Memorial
30.64 mi / 49.31 km from the hotel
Built after the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan, this sandstone monument is inscribed with the names of fallen Indian soldiers.