Gulmarg and Sonamarg are hill town stations located in the Northern state of Jammu & Kashmir, INDIA. Both towns are famous as tourist hotspots as well as for their mesmerizing views of the Himalayas.
Located at an elevation of more than 2650m from the sea both Gulmarg and Sonamarg are 121km distance apart by road & 93 km by air. One can reach these tourist places either through any of the modes namely: air or road or railways.
If you are traveling by any one of a mode of transport then you have to reach Srinagar first (capital of Jammu Kashmir). After which you can visit any of the two places.
Here we will discuss a route from Gulmarg to Sonamarg in brief as Gulmarg is nearer to Srinagar.
From Gulmarg, various state buses and taxis are available at equal intervals. Being operated by a state agency, fare are quite economical for your wallet and also safe as the drivers are quite experienced and well-qualified. Private transport agencies are also available in case you want to schedule according to your personal need.
For those planning for a solo trip, I will suggest you book personal conveyance such as a bike or vehicle (online or offline facility available). This way you will be able to spend more time locally to get more exposure to the surrounding valley.
There are three major routes from Gulmarg to Sonamarg as given below: 1. via NH1. 2. via Srinagar –Gulmarg Road and NH1. 3. via Srinagar-Kangan Road and NH1. Air Transportation is at your disposal to provide the best experience of a vast view of the mountain region.
The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar International Airport. Some agencies also provide helicopter facilities from Srinagar itself. I will prefer my readers to travel by air transport to get a wide view of the mystic place of a beautiful valley and savor more time of enjoyment. As it is only 93 km (from Gulmarg to Sonamarg) and takes an hour or more only to travel from Gulmarg to Sonamarg.
Overall the experience of traveling from Gulmarg to Sonamarg is quite pleasant and serene. I will personally recommend everyone to once in life to travel from GULMARG to SONAMARG