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Aharbal Waterfall

The hill station is part of Shopian district that is part of Jammu And Kashmir State. It is situated on the streams that are formed from the river Jhelum and this stream has been named as river Veshu. The near by areas is rich in flora and fauna and majorly is beautified with pine and fir trees and is part of Pir Panjal mountain range situated 2266 meters above the sea level.

The major attraction of this hill station is the 25 meters highand 7 meters wide Aharbal falls that is formed by the river Veshu along the granite crag. It is also termed as the Niagara Falls in the region of Kashmir. The volume of the water is too large and is capable of generating hydroelectricity of 100 MW.


The falls are located at distance of 13 kms from Shopian and can be reached either by road or by trek route that leads through thick and dense forest. This fall is a must visit while travelling to Kashmir. The best location to view this high waterfall is from Kongwatan that is a high bridge situated at distance of 2 km from the foothill ofwaterfall. The water falls from height of 15 meters and is at the foot hill it is spread over a distance of 3 km. The other view that sooths eyes of the visitor to this fall is while standing on the top of the hill or viewing river from the height of 60 meters and gives the magnificent view of both waterfall and river.

How to Reach

The Aharbal hill station can be reached via road that is 8 km and is well connected to Srinagar and is named as Mughal Road. If one travels to Aharbal from Pulwama and Shopian it takes 3 hours to travel a distance of 75 kms via road by bus, car or taxi. The other road route is through Kulgam. The railway station that is closest to reach Aharbal and is located at a distance of 26 kms from Aharbal is the Awantipora rail line.

Best Time to Visit

This is a small area and can be covered in one day time only and there are not much options for food available.

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