|Elevation||1,559.5 m (5,116.5 ft)|
|• Official||Urdu, Kashmiri|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
190001 and 190004
Sonwar Bagh, sometimes referred to as Sonwar, is a residential area in Badami Bagh Cantonment on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. It is gradually becoming more commercial, as many schools, hotels and restaurants have been established there.
Sonwar Bagh is located at 34°04'16.56"N 74°50'38.27"E approximately. It lies parallel to the Jhelum river and National Highway road near Sonwar Bazaar(market). It is about 3–5 km from Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Due to its large area it is divided into the following subdivisions:
There are more than 10 schools in Sonwar Bagh, including:
2014 Kashmir floods
Sonwar Bagh was one of many areas of Srinagar, including Shivpora, Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh, Gogji Bagh, Pandrathan, and Batwara, that was worst hit by the 2014 Kashmir floods. Sonwar Bagh was completely submerged for 21 days. Many houses were destroyed and damaged, but only a few people were killed. The water started to enter Sonwar Bagh at about 4:00 am because of a breach in Jhelum River bund. In a few hours it reached a level of more than one and a half storeys.
The main pincodes of this area include 190001 and 190004.
GP Panth Hospital, Kashmir's only children's hospital, is situated in Sonwar Bagh.
There are many hotels in Sonwar Bagh. The most famous of them are:
- Hotel Four Point (5 stars)
- Lemon Tree Hotel-Srinagar
- Hotel Renaissance
- Hotel International
- Hotel Ruthana
- Hotel Gulfam
- Hotel Shangrila
- Hotel Grand Sultan
- Hotel Green Mountain
- Hotel Kardar
Restaurants and cafes
- Cafe Coffee Day
- Seasons Restaurant
- Go Chatzz
- "Omar Abdullah News". Faisal Wani.
- "Indra Nagar and Iqbal colony mentioned as subdivisions of Sonwar Bagh". Faisal Wani.
- "GP Panth kashmirs only child hospital situated at sonwar bagh". Faisal Wani.