Aharbal Waterfall - The Niagara Falls of Kashmir

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  1. Vargis Khan

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    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).

    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, 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.
     
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