Aru Valley

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : paid

Address : Aru Valley, Pahalgam

Why to visit Aru Valley

Aru Valley in Kashmir is a captivating valley set against the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. It's around 11 kilometres from Pahalgam and serves as the starting point for treks to the Kolhoi Glacier and the Tarsar-Marsar Lake. Aru is known for its scenic meadows and activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and trekking. 

The beautiful meadows, pure lakes, and mountains attract visitors, and it also serves as a base camp for treks to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake.

Aru Valley transforms into a winter wonderland with snow as far as the eye can see throughout the winter months. This makes it an ideal location for skiing. There is a cost to enter Aru Wildlife Sanctuary, although there is no fauna.

It is located alongside the Aru river, a tributary of the Lidder river. Aru Valley is about 12 kilometres from Pahalgam and takes about 30 minutes to get there. To go to Aru Valley, you can take a taxi or another private car from Pahalgam.

FAQ on Aru Valley

Is it necessary to make a reservation in advance to visit Aru Valley?

To ensure your seat on an Aru Valley trip we recommend booking ahead of time.

What eateries exist in the vicinity of Aru Valley?

Restaurants in the Aru Valley area include: (9.64 kilometres) Dana Pani (9.63 km) Beat of the trout (9.63 km) Inn log cafe

Where can I stay near Aru Valley?

Hotels in the vicinity of Aru Valley: (0.21 kilometres) Milkyway Hotel (0.33 km) Aru Heights (0.29 km) Guest House at Aru Heights

Special Tip

The entrance fee to the valley would be roughly Rs. 25 per person. Furthermore, horse owners may come to you and offer a high price for the horses, stating that they were featured in the film "Bajarangi Bhaijaan." Don't be deceived, though; bargain thoroughly before embarking on your journey.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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