Aharbal Waterfall is a secluded resort 20 Km off Shopian in Kashmir. The place is as famous for its waterfall as it is for the folklore and stories of magic and mystique associated with the place. Locals tell of tales of the Unique attraction that the waterfall has which has taken the life’s of many a visitors. So much so that newly wedded couples and unmarried girls are very reluctant to visit the place. Rumors aside the place is a wonderful picnic spot with dense pine forests, deep canyons and gorges and the powerful awe inspiring waterfall.
DAK Bunglow: A new and well constructed DAK bunglow with sparsely furnished but clean rooms run by JKTDC.
Places of Interest:
Waterfall: Huge and powerful waterfall, barricaded now.. Its a sight to behold among pine forests and mountains.
KousarNag: 3 to 4 hours walk among meadows and valleys will get you to this beautiful and heavenly place. Its a huge spring surrounded by tall mountains. A must see if you can walk that much. Alternately you could take a pony ride to that place. Around 2 hours by pony.
How to reach
Place is around 20km from Shopian in District Pulwama, Kashmir. Its a 1.5 hour journey from Srinagar by your own transport.
- By Sumo/Taxi: Sumo or taxi would normally cost you around Rs1500 for full booking for the whole day.
- By Chartered Bus: Cost around Rs.3500, taxes extra.
- By Local Bus: Not recomended.