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Being in Sonmarg, one can forget that she is in India and not in the Alp mountains of the Switzerland. It has one of the best skiing destinations in Kashmir which cant be found else where in its beauty comparison. The hill station is quite popular among tourists from all around the world. Sonmarg is actually as small town that is located in foot of a snow covered mountain.

The meaning of the word Sonmarg is Meadow of Gold and it is true to its name. It is located at a height of 2.7 Km above the sea level. You can also find great fields of flowers which are like a colorful blurry dream. It is famous for the unique varieties of flowers found here. The picturesque mountain forms the backdrop of this mountain which is a favored tourist destination. The mountain is coved with alpine trees on all sides. You can visit the town throughout the year, but in the winter, the town is covered with white snow. It has the religious destination Amarnath here that sees visitors in a large number from all parts of the world once a year in August. To add to the beauty of this place, it has numerous blue water lakes which give a chance for numerous water activities. This is the last town in the beautiful state of Kashmir. In one crosses this town, he will head out to Ladak where on can find the beautiful place LeH. Skiing is best during the season of winter which lasts from September to January. The snow is at full bloom. You can also opt for helicopter skiing here. The mountain is fairly safe with no boulders in the way of skiers. If you are not coming here for skiing, then you better come in seasons other than winter. The flowers are full bloom in august and the town is covered with a blanket of greenery.

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