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Gulmarg or Pahalgam or Sonmarg which is better?

Discussion in 'Jammu & Kashmir' started by Sethi Anuj, May 28, 2016.

  1. Sethi Anuj

    Sethi Anuj New Member

    I am heading towards the region of Jammu & Kashmir and finding it difficult to decide on the location to stay at. The famous and popular tourist places in Jammu & Kashmir are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonmarg, which I have only read about. To me, they all seem very similar, but I am sure there must be something different and unique about each destination. I have only read positive points about these places which make it even harder to decide which destination to choose.

    What do you suggest?

    How can I decide from Gulmarg or Pahalgam or Sonmarg which is better?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... This is a tough one actually. Let me highlight the best things about each place though. Let's start with Gulmarg:
    • Best visited after the harsh winter season of December.
    • You can try snow sports like skiing or outdoor sports like trekking.
    • Famed as the best ski destination in India.
    Then, on to Pahalgam:
    • Famous for its flora and fauna.
    • Best visited during the summer season to see the blooming of flowers.
    • Should not be visited during July as it can be very busy during that time, since it is located at the departure point of Amarnath Yatra.
    And lastly, Sonmarg:
    • Best visited after the winter season. But can also be visited during the summer season.
    • Lots of views of the mountains, the glaciers and streams.
    • Less crowded than the other two.
    Well, for me, I'd choose Sonmarg. It's a breath of fresh air, away from crowded tourist destinations. If you love just seeing beautiful sceneries and admiring nature, then this would be your best bet.

    I hope this helps!