Love Nature and Landscapes with green meadows, Head to Aru Valley in J&K
Overlooking the majestic snow-capped peaks of Himalayan Range, Aru Valley is a pristine scenic village situated in the region of Trans-Himalaya. Clear blue canopy over the head, misty surroundings, whispers of the native pines and conifer forests and beautiful meadows create a captivating diorama for travelers thronging the place. Though the village is the smallest hill station in the state, but still its breathtaking beauty and interesting activities like trekking, hiking and horse riding.
An excellent choice for both leisure seekers and adventure lovers, Aru Valley enriches the glory of Jammu and Kashmir tourism by being the starting point of trekking expeditions to Kolahoi Glacier and Sonmarg. Compared against the snow-secured Himalayan pinnacles, Aru Valley is an exciting town in Kashmir. A standout amongst the most well known valleys in Kashmir, Aru Valley is located at a distance of about 12 km from Pahalgam.
Spaced over an area of 511 km of lush green forest, the Overa Aru Biosphere Reserve, located in the Liddarwat Forest Division is a major spot and home to various species of animals that includes the rare Hangul Deer, Grey Langur, Marmot, Himalayan Mouse Hare, Musk Deer and Red Fox amongst hundreds of other species one can think of. Overa Aru Biosphere Reserve is also a birdwatcher’s heaven. Koklas Pheasant, Blue Rock Pigeon, Bearded Vulture, the European Hoopoe, the Himalayan Monal Pheasant and many more chirpy delights will engage your auditory senses. Don’t forget to take your Camera with you or you will miss out on great pictures of nature`s gift.