Sonmarg, one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India, is known for the renowned Thajiwas Glacier located 3 kms from the town. Scores of tourists visit Kashmir often called as a dreamland on Earth, every year to soak into its spellbinding natural beauty. And, Thajiwas glacier is one such place which is a soul alleviating site for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Sonmarg meaning golden meadows is surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas covered with lush green vegetation in summers and mesmerizing snow in winters. The Thajiwas Glacier is found at an altitude of 3000 meters and is snow laden almost throughput the year. However, summer is the peak season to visit this glacier.
Both trekking and pony riding are the most popular ways to reach the glacier. People also enjoy skiing and sledge ride at the glacier. Heartwarming water streams, grazing grounds and valleys, tall peaks makes the overall journey worth exploring on foot. Srinagar 70 kms from Sonmarg is the closest airport.
Many buses and taxis are then available from here to reach Sonmarg. The nearest railway stations are Jammu 301 kms and Udhampur 246 kms from Sonmarg which is well connected via road to all major places in Kashmir. Pony is the easily available and convenient transportation form to reach Thajiwas Glacier from Sonmarg.