Aru Valley, Pahalgam

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Surrounded by forested hills and snowy peaks, Aru Valley serves as a popular starting point for treks and hikes to the area's glaciers. Grassy meadows rise into rugged foothills, which in turn give way to the beginnings of the might Himalayas. You can rent a car to make transportation easy or, alternatively, join in on a pony ride for a slower-paced journey. Hiking through the river valley appeals to active travelers looking for a bit of exercise--you can recharge afterwards at one of the local restaurants. Put Aru Valley and other Pahalgam attractions into our Pahalgam day trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Another great place to be in Pahalgam. Although there was no snow in october, the place was beautiful nonetheless. Of course, you will be followed by pony guys and sellers. But there is more than enou...  more »
  • I visited Aru valley in Nov and it was the first place we visited in Pahalgam. The people in Aru valley were very courteous and loving. You can either walk to the valley if you have the time or take t...  more »
  • the valley is very beautiful you can get local taxi for sight seeing out side taxi is not allowed. you can get local taxi from the market taxi stand.  more »

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Take a look close to the central lake for some of the main accommodations in Pahalgam. With views over the water, and in close proximity to the main transport routes and commercial area of the hill station, the hotels and guesthouses here provide a varying range of amenities, but they all represent convenient and comfortable options. Heading out of town to the north, the main road reveals a number of other retreat hotels and resorts, while the river running parallel to the west has a good set of secluded guesthouses and hotels along its banks.
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