Located at just 9 km from Sonmarg, the famous Zoji La pass connects Ladakh and Kashmir. The pass is nothing but a thin line amid the mountains. However, the location is not just about the rocky roads or the hairpin bends, it is a gift of nature with its high altitude peaks that often seem to touch the clouds.Its beauty only gets richer during winters with its snow-clad mountains; however, the route remains closed due to heavy snowfall. Zoji La pass is also replete with historical significance as it was the site of the indo-Pakistan war in 1947-48. For people who define adventure in terms of challenging road trips with treacherous highways and high-altitude passes, Zoji La can be a pleasantly unforgettable experience.As you drive through, you catch sight of the mesmerizing valley, streams, and the spectacular Himalayan mountain range covered in green, which is an absolute feast to your eyes. The best time to visit the pass is from mid-October to April. For all the adrenaline Junkies, Zoji La is a must-visit among tourist places in Sonmarg.
As picturesque as it can get, Zero point is a winter spot, especially for travelers looking to experience snowy holidays. Situated 15,300 km above sea level and close to the border of India and China, the magnificence of Zero point is elevated by the stream created by the confluence of three rivers, its breathtaking valley view, snow capped mountains crowned by clouds, and its vegetation consisting of maple trees. However, the road to Zero point is dangerous with narrow and rocky roads that are quite adventurous on their own. The destination is covered in snow most of the year; therefore the best time to visit is between February and June. However, be warned that it might get a little nauseous on the way to Zero point due to a drop in oxygen level. However, a cup of tea as you treat your eyes to lush greenery and floating pale orange and yellow clouds will instantly make you feel light. While you visit Zero Point, you can also tour some of the popular attractions near the location such as Lachung Monastery, Chungthang, Yumthang, and the like. One of the most recommended Sonamarg tourist places, visit zero point to soak in what natural beauty looks like.
The prime attraction in Gulmarg is its Gondola cable car ride, the second highest and second longest of its kind on earth. It is an absolutely enthralling experience and one that cannot be given a miss when you plan your travel itinerary. Divided in two phases, the ride will ferry you from Gulmarg Resort to Kongdoori Station which is the central point, in the first phase and from Kongdoori Mountain to Apharwat Peak in the second phase.In Phase 1, it starts at a height of 2,990 m following which there is a vertical rise of 400m.In Phase 2, it makes a further ascent of 1,330 vertical meters and takes you to a total height of almost 4,000 m. Each hour, the Gondola ferries about 1500 passengers to a height of 3,100 m in the first phase. At this height you can access some of the easier skiing expeditions while in the second phase, the ride carries around 600 passengers per hour to a height of almost 4,000m. Once here, you can trek a further 30 minutes and reach the top of the mountain to catch a glimpse of the Line of Control (LOC) which is visible from here. Apart from the LOC, you can also catch magnificent views of the Nanda Devi and the Pir Panjal Range here as well as enjoy other activities like horse riding and skiing.Click Here to Book: Kashmir Trip Packages from Kolkata