On The Road Towards The Aru Valley, Kashmir
Neeraj Shinde Thursday, February 26, 2015 Jammu and Kashmir
Imagine when a Mom asks her little child to close his eyes and think of a fantasy world where nature flaunts it’s best imaginable view to you. Walking down the meadows of the Aru Valley at Jammu and Kashmir was exactly such an experience in this real world. A Vision as clear as a block of crystal, you could almost see everything in high definition almost until the horizon. The decision of visiting the Aru Valley was one of the best decisions we have made during our trip to Pahalgam last year.
We started off early in the morning after a remarkable visit
to the Betaab Valley and Chandanwadi which took around 4 hours for us. We had
almost entire day to spend at Pahalgam. Hence, Instead of spending time at the
hotel, we decided to head up to the Aru Valley. Every single inch of the distance
we travelled to reach the Aru valley was photogenic and the landscapes that
passed by almost took our breath away every single moment. The snowcapped
mountains and the cool breeze was enchanting our minds and soul. Certainly, it
is not an usual experience in India to see clear river waters flowing through
the mountains beside the roads you are travelling on.
|A Moment of Joy At The Aru Valley|
On our way towards the valley, we came across a wild life sanctuary and a short glimpse of the spotted deer gave us an opportunity to click our cameras. I wished that we could halt at every single meter of distance to capture the gorgeous beauty of the mother nature of Kashmir! The hilly roads were quite twisted and curved; quite enough to induce motion sickness for few of us. But, the scenic beauty itself was quite enough for us to forget every inconvenience that could have caused for us to reach the Aru Valley.
Ponies waiting for tourists and local kids and men playing
cricket amidst the beautiful mountains was a typical experience of the Aru
Valley. I feel too powerless a writer devoid of words to describe the ultimate
view I had after reaching there. Heaven on Earth, as someone has aptly tried to
express this feeling is what I could like to second.
|The Beautiful View Of The Aru Valley|