Dabyan Valley

Dabyan Valley, Pahalgam: Address, Dabyan Valley Reviews: 3.5/5

Dabyan Valley
3.5
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Trek up to Dabyan Valley which is popularly known as the mini Grindelwald, Bern (Berne), Bernese Oberland swis of kashmir pahalgam walk 06 kms. Dabyan Valley with snow capped peaks in the backdrop Dabyan Valley is a vast meadows situated on top of the mountain range overlooking the Lidder River flowing through the Pahalgam and Lidder Valley.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Address
Near Village Nunwanan Pahalgam, Pahalgam 192126 India
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Deepak P
Bengaluru, India15 contributions
Apr 2022
Nothing much to boast about this valley. The local tour operators and pony wallas (horse folks) take you for a ride with the pricing for the sight seeing at this and multiple other points. Not worth it even If you bargain hard and negotiate well and get a great deal. Please avoid and save money.
Written 2 May 2022
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Komal P
189 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Nothing special about this place, it looks just like the Kashmir valley with a slightly different view.
Written 31 March 2019
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afzal_j
Mumbai, India709 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
This particular place comes on the way to baisaran , nothing scenic but when its covered in snow it looks good , its a photo stop while you be on ur pony.
Written 3 March 2019
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R R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India95 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Good view, went on horseback and spent some time here. The road is a bit jerky and since there was snow horses were skidding a bit but worth the ride.
Written 15 January 2019
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Jayakar BHAT
Mangalore, India525 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
There is absolutely nothing at this point it is just created to exploit customers to charge more. One Can enjoy greenery around the hills, suitable for picnic with some games

The only plus point is you are charges heavily for a one hour horse ride
Written 11 October 2018
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nitin97j
Ludhiana, India13 contributions
Jun 2018
good garden . but all gardens there are same , nothing different . but nice one. need some more care
Written 28 August 2018
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,463 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
its a good place. but once u reach baisaran u will like baisaran more. it's a green and cool place too like many parts od pahalgam and Kashmir. nothing much here other than the cool and calm nature. u can either take a pony or easily walk and reach here
Written 27 August 2018
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Nitesh Kumar
34 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
It is enroute to Baisaran and is not interesting at all. Just keep in mind that Baisaran or Mini Switzerland is main point to cover which is everthing. Pony will try to confuse you saying all these points which are nothing.
Written 11 June 2018
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venkateshkini
Mumbai, India808 contributions
May 2018 • Family
The Pahalgam horse riding is run by cheats and frauds. They take you for a ride the moment you start discussing. The option was agreed with the hotel for INR 1100 for each horse. The owners person Arif agreed on the amount at the hotel and then when he reached the horse riding starting point he showed a rate card with INR 1250 for option #1 with Baisaran (mini Switzerland), Kashmir valley, Dubyan. And even mentioned that this does not include the mini Switzerland. Then pushed for water fall which is just a stream under a wooden bridge. The entire ride took 4 hours with 2 guides and the rate changed to INR 2000 per horse so INR 6000 for 3 hours for apparently 6 points + 1 free which was never done, fooled by Arif ! And it was the worst horse ride ever with the minute it started, the horse handler Bashir kept complaining how the owner gets all the money and they get only INR 200 per day. They first stopped at the waterfall/stream where we could get down for 5-10mins, and the almost an hour later at Baisaran/Dubyan/Kashmir valley which are basically the same point. And the route and horses were terrible, with bad paths, mud and steep climbs and drops, with the leadhorse constantly going the wrong way with the rider having to correct it. We were on the horses most of the 4 hours with only once getting off the horse at Baisaran for snacks. For my wife and 6 year old son it was a terrible, painful experience. And they suffered a lot rather than enjoying the ride. Suggestion is to negotiate up front, agree on only 2-3 points , ideally option #1 which covers everything, and go with it despite constant pestering by the horse owners agent Arif. He looked like a teenager or atmost in early 20s. Was very convincing but when we confronted him for cheating us the next day, he first refused, then agreed to pay back one horses rate of INR 2000 when confronted by the hotel staff and us. Then he got someone else to call us saying we must pay some rate of INR 2750 per horse and then they would refund something. Eventually with the help of locals we went to the Pahalgam police who were extremely helpful. They summoned Arif who arrived with 5-6 people and again lied, claimed to taken us to 6-7 points. Finally with the help of the local police we managed to get a refund of INR 1000, on a total payment of INR 6000 for 3 horses. We even tipped the horse handlers INR 400 for their hard work. But have never been cheated like this before or suffered during a vacation. Is very disappointed, cheated, will never go back and will never recommend anyone to take this horse rides. We wasted almost half a day the day of the ride and the 2day again to resolve this mess and this nonsense.
Written 31 May 2018
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Sonali
Mumbai, India287 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This another valley part of horse ride full day tour. Dont pay extra for only this. You can enjoy this valley along with other valley full day tour. Beautiful Natural beauty. We met few Kashmir shepherds kids. We had some chocolates so we shared with them. They were so beautiful that I couldnt imagine how tough life they live.
Written 21 May 2018
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