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Also known as the “Niagara Falls of Kashmir, Aharbal is a hill station just 75 kms away from Srinagar. It is located next to the Veshu River, nestled amidst alpine forests. It lies at an altitude of 2266 metres above sea level. The place is very peaceful and suitable for expeditions, trekking, photography, and fishing. The beautiful look of the meadows, waterfall and pine trees surrounded by snow clad mountains attracts many tourists. Fishing: The Veshu River is stocked with trout. The fishing permit can be obtained from the Fisheries department stationed at Aharbal. Biking/Cycling: There are several biking/cycling trails across the meadows and near the waterfall which leads to beautiful view points. Zipline: For adventure lovers, there is a zipline just above the waterfall which gives a sense of flying across the gushing river. Nature Walks: Beautiful walking trails are scattered near the waterfall. There are some trails that lead up to the pine forests too Trekking: Aharbal Kausarnag Trek expedition is one of the major trek in the area. The trek starts from Aharbal waterfall. Kausarnag Lake is considered a sacred lake by the Hindus. It is one of the challenging treks in Kashmir as the trek crosses strenuous path, steep and rocky passes and altitudes near 4200m.
A high-altitude oligotrophic lake located in the Pir Panjal Range in the Kulgam District of Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is roughly 2 miles long and half a mile at the widest point. The trek to Kausarnag is via the famous waterfall of Aharbal. The lake is located in a valley that is surrounded by peaks on all sides with elevation in excess of 4000 metres above sea level. The lake has an elevation of 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level.
Kashmir is often dubbed the angler's paradise. The glacial and snow-fed streams offer great options for fishing in Kashmir. Water bodies of all sizes and types in the region are well-stocked with Rainbow trout and German brown trout fishes, thus, anglers from around the world throng Kashmir. Around 61 beats are open for fishing & angling in Kashmir during the season. Each beat is about 3 to 4 kms long and is connected with a motorable road, except Vishansar and Gangabal lakes, as one has to trek to reach these destinations.
The topography of Jammu and Kashmir is perfectly suited for mountain biking. Pedalling your way through the mountains of Kashmir Valley dotted with rich pine and deodar trees, is absolutely exhilarating and delivers the ultimate thrill. What also makes mountain biking in Jammu and Kashmir so exciting is the gorgeous landscape of this region, as it is dotted with water streams, paddy fields, meadows, village markets and woods.
Exploring the beautiful and eye-catching countryside on a horseback is a popular activity in Jammu & Kashmir. Horse riding is an ancient way of travelling around the gorgeous valleys and hilly places of Jammu & Kashmir. Today, a large number of tourists including the family vacationers and honeymoon couples utilize this opportunity to relish the unmatched natural beauty of the popular tourist attractions as well as some pretty lesser-known destinations as well. The Kashmir region is blessed with various gorgeous destinations like Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Yusmarg, Sonmarg, Kokernag where tourists can enjoy horse rides. In Jammu region, tourists who are visiting Patnitop, Sanasar and Kishtwar are the best tourist places for horse riding.
Surrounded by the Great Himalaya and Pir Panjal mountain range, the serene valley of Kashmir is a home to the people who are trailing in the mountains like a nomad. Being vested with colourful meadows, crisscrossed by streams and dotted with placid lakes, Kashmir enriches the concept of Indian tourism. Further, with its undulated and rocky terrain on the fringes of the lush green meadows, Kashmir is a feast for the eyes. Trekking in Kashmir is as exciting as it turns out to be challenging. Cutting through edges and passing through the rich verdure, en route the narrow rocky tracks, makes trekking tours in Kashmir tricky and dicey. But the journeys wind up framing some of the best lifetime moments scooping the trekkers' gossip.
For adventure lovers, there is a zipline just above the waterfall which gives a sense of flying across the gushing river.