A spectacular hidden treasure of nature, Krishnasar lake is loved by adventure freaks and nature admirers alike. It is located at an impressive height of 3801 m above sea and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes among Himalayan lakes. Apart from its picturesque surroundings and breathtaking beauty, the lake is famous as an excursion spot for trout fishing. Krishnasar Lake is popular for trout fishing and angling activities. It is located at a height of 3801 meters above from sea level. Mild summer period ranging from mid April to June is the best time to visit the lake.
A paradise on Earth, the name "Sonamarg" itself signifies its beauty: The Golden Meadow. Set in a backdrop of snow capped mountains and bright flowers, this place is sure to get your energy flowing. Sonamarg, which means ' meadow of gold ' has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. the Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonamarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier a major attraction during the summer months. However, there is need for some stricter regulation to save the environment of the area from over tourism. Litters such as plastic bottles, etc., are strewn all over along the track.
Located on the Indian National Highway 1 between Srinagar and Leh, is Zoji La pass, in the western section of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Around 3528 m (11, 649 ft) above the sea level, the pass is 9 kms from Sonamarg and is an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir. This pass is considered to be the second highest pass after Fotu La on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. At the peak of the winter season, most of the times, it becomes inaccessible but the Border Roads Organization (BRO) works to extend traffic in most of the time of the year. The Beacon Force is that unit of the BRO, which takes care of clearing and maintaining the road during winter season.
Nilagrad River is popular because of its reddish water. As per a common belief, the red-water of this river is known to have curative-medicinal properties. Hence, people come every Sunday here, in large numbers to bathe in the river. The river further merges with the Indus River at the Baltic Colony. Nilagrad River is a mountain river that joins the Indus River at the Baltic Colony. Nilagrad River is popular because of its reddish water. It is believed that the reddish water of this river bears medicinal properties. The river further merges with the Indus River at the Baltic Colony.
The Vishansar Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated in the vicinity of Sonamarg at an elevation of 3710 meters. It has a maximum length of 1 kilometer and maximum width of 0.6 kilometers. Vishansar in hindi means the lake of Vishnu is home to many types of fishes among of which is the brown trout. It freezes during winter. During the summer season, the lake is surrounded by green lush meadows where local shepherds graze their flocks of sheep and goat. The Lake with its scenic beauty, snow covered mountains and their gorges filled with small glaciers and the meadows around, with alpine flowers is an attraction for the trekkers in the Kashmir Valley. It is fed by the Krishnasar Lake and glaciers. The Vishansar Lake is the source of Neelum River which flows northwards up to Barab and then westwards through Gurais along the Line of Control. The Gadsar Lake lies some 9 km in west crossing Gadsar Pass.