Aharbal Images – The Niagara Falls of Kashmir

by Vargis.Khan

Aharbal is a hill station in the south-western part of Kashmir Valley; located about 70 kilometers south of Srinagar. The place is known most for its spectacular waterfall; which in recent times has started to get referred to as the Niagara Falls of Kashmir; owing to the volume of the water that falls. The waterfall is formed when Veshaw River or Nallah Veshaw falls noisily 25 meters and 7 meters through a narrow gorge of granite boulders. The place is quite peaceful and suitable for expeditions, trekking, photography fishing etc. (Source Wiki).

Aharbal Images

I was recently on a road trip to Kashmir; where we went exploring some lesser known and remote areas of the valley. Aharbal was a part of our itinerary; and I was totally stumped by the natural beauty of this hardly known but highly beautiful part of our country. If this waterfall was located anywhere else in India; like in the state of Uttarakhand or Himachal; then I am sure it would have been too crowded and long destroyed now.  The only reason probably why this particular wonder of a waterfall still survives beautiful; is because not a long many people know about this. It is however a hot favorite among the locals; and they just love to come out here to picnic. On local holidays and festivals like Eid; the entire place is swamped with local people looking for a quick outing with family.

So if you too are planning on visiting Kashmir anytime soon, make sure you visit Aharbal as well which can easily be done in a day from Kashmir. For more details, please read How to Plan a Visit to Aharbal Waterfall from Srinagar?

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Conclusion

I hope you liked the pictures posted above. If you have any questions about the images or about visiting Aharbal, then feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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3 comments

Mahfuza October 11, 2018 - 10:17 pm

Very beautiful picture. I feel like to visit the place in my Kashmir trip. May I know, do I need to trek? I am 63 years old woman. Can’t trek.
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Mahfuza

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Vargis.Khan October 11, 2018 - 11:16 pm

Yes you can definitely visit and you must, I will recommend it. There is no trekking involved. The car will go right to the waterfall but you will have to walk a little and climb down a few steps to reach the end point.

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Vargis.Khan October 11, 2018 - 11:16 pm

See this article please for a detailed description on how to visit here.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/aharbal-waterfall/

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