The famous waterfall at Aharbal is located
some 75 kms Aharbal, kashmir from Srinagar and
towards the south. By its dimensions the fall is
not what can be called a gigantic one, just some
20 metres or so. However, the volume of water
that comes crashing down on the rocks below does
amuse one. Topography resembles to other
tranquil villages of kashmir.
The stream that flow just 50 m from the fall is known for yet other amusement, the trout fishing. The water isn't too deep and trout fishes breed in small rock crevices. The stretch extends for several kilometers.
The water falls from height of 15 meters and is at the foot hill it is spread over a distance of 3 km. The other view that sooths eyes of the visitor to this fall is while standing on the top of the hill or viewing river from the height of 60 meters and gives the magnificent view of both waterfall and river.
Aharbal is also famous for trekking as the treks leading to the beautiful lake called Kounsernag. Treks alongside the lake in the Pir Panjal range are quite popular among the trekkers. The most pleasing features remain to be the tranquility of the place, the beautiful stream running through the region, small hamlet and coniferous trees.
There are few lush meadows at Aharbal and one among them called Kungawatan is very popular. Aharbalcan be reached either taking the Pulwama Shopian road or taking the Anantnag road. As was mentioned earlier, the entire trip is plasing filled with all kinds of surprises. The hillside, landscapes and orchards reveal some fantastic faces of the nature.
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Kashmir > Shopian > Aharbal