Chandanwari
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  • Sanjiv Chopra
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view
    We visited towards end September. A lovely drive to Chandanwari with scenic views .Very nice streams along the way.Nice view from Chandanwari.We had apple juice from one of the vendors while walking.It was phenomenal made from the juice of fresh kashmiri apples Definitely worth having at a cost of only Rs 50 a glass. You need to be careful while walking in Chandanwari. I almost got knocked down by some wild ponies which appeared from behind.Luckily, I was saved by one of the apple juice vendors . Other than this incident it was a very nice visit with an awesome view.You get a view of the path walked by pilgrims during the annual Amarnath pilgrimage.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Religious as well as tourist place
    One thing in whole Kashmir I like is the fixed rate of taxi in Pahalgam.No bargaining and you have to choose your type of vehicle according to price, but most of the time they say that lower end vehicles are not available and you have to take SUVs, which costs you 3200/- for 3 spots(Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley).Betaab Valley and Chandanwari is in same route and worth seeing. But you may skip Aru Valley. It is on another route, long distance nothing to see there. Here to mention that in Pahalgam, you can’t take your cab from Srinager to visit places in Pahalgam.You have to take local taxis like in Sonamarg. One of the tourist places in Kashmir where you will find snow. It is one of the commencement point of annual Amarnath Yatra, the other one being Sonamarg.The Lidder river is flowing through the valley.Plenty of reason to take photographs. If you wish you can climb few steps leading to Amarnath Cave. Many small shops are there near the parking area. The coffee and apple juice sold in these are awesome. Though not much to see here, but you can spend enough time sitting on the big stones in the river and enjoying the snow clad mountains.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Modassir Ahmed
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit. If you have only one day please priortize Chandanwari , aru valley and betaab valley over Baisaran.
    Chandanwari and other beauties of Pahalgam like Aru valley , Betaab Valley, are really scenic and mesmerizing. We really enjoyed our trip. All credits to Ashiq bhai . This is not an endorsed comment. This is an honest review based on our experience. You also can contct him on 9797726520. Our trip was mainly guided by Ashiq bhai. We really were carefree on our trip because of him. For first 3 days Ashiq bhai arranged a vehicle and a driver in a reasonable price. Mostly people like to loot you on tourist places, telling you fares touching sky heights. But Ashiq bhai being honest and a humble man , who not only charged us fairly but took care of various other stuffs during our trip, making it more easier. He also informed us about the scams and the accurate charges of other trip activities whether it is snow related activities or a simple shawl shopping so that we dont get looted. I really thank you Ashiq bhai if you are reading this review, for making our trip to Paradise of India amazing.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Navigator07071778503
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience of Kashmir visit
    We hired Innova vehicle to travel in and around Pahalgam.This season is very cold in pahalgam and need to be equipped with warm cloathes. We could visit Aru and Betab valley without any difficulty but couldnot go to chandanvadi till the end due to heavy snow fall on bothsides of the road.Due to this roads became narrow resulting in vehicular traffic jam. People who love enjoying snow fall can enjoy this season.People who love greeneries and nature best time to visit is the month of August,September.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Doc_Kuldeep
    Chhatikara, India329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chandanwari dos and costs
    A must see place .. the parking is disorganised. You need to take a cab from the association only and not other cabs are allowed. You need to change your shoes to gum boots and thick jackets and hire sledges to take you to the snow point, and snow bridge. The surface is slippery so walk is not advisable .. the cost for two sledges with coats and show comes upto rupees 5000 . But the trip is worthy ..
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • hiral c
    114 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place from where Amarnath yatra starts
    Chandanwari is a place from where Amarnath yatra starts every year. One can view snow clad mountains n glacier from here There is nothing else to do here. I have given 3 stars as it there was a snowfall a week before we visited and there was snow there.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 May 2024
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hiral c
114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Chandanwari is a place from where Amarnath yatra starts every year.
One can view snow clad mountains n glacier from here
There is nothing else to do here.
I have given 3 stars as it there was a snowfall a week before we visited and there was snow there.
Written 5 May 2024
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Doc_Kuldeep
Chhatikara, India329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A must see place .. the parking is disorganised. You need to take a cab from the association only and not other cabs are allowed. You need to change your shoes to gum boots and thick jackets and hire sledges to take you to the snow point, and snow bridge. The surface is slippery so walk is not advisable .. the cost for two sledges with coats and show comes upto rupees 5000 . But the trip is worthy ..
Written 21 April 2024
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Navigator07071778503
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We hired Innova vehicle to travel in and around Pahalgam.This season is very cold in pahalgam and need to be equipped with warm cloathes. We could visit Aru and Betab valley without any difficulty but couldnot go to chandanvadi till the end due to heavy snow fall on bothsides of the road.Due to this roads became narrow resulting in vehicular traffic jam. People who love enjoying snow fall can enjoy this season.People who love greeneries and nature best time to visit is the month of August,September.
Written 21 March 2024
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Modassir Ahmed
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Chandanwari and other beauties of Pahalgam like Aru valley , Betaab Valley, are really scenic and mesmerizing. We really enjoyed our trip.
All credits to Ashiq bhai . This is not an endorsed comment. This is an honest review based on our experience. You also can contct him on 9797726520.
Our trip was mainly guided by Ashiq bhai. We really were carefree on our trip because of him. For first 3 days Ashiq bhai arranged a vehicle and a driver in a reasonable price. Mostly people like to loot you on tourist places, telling you fares touching sky heights. But Ashiq bhai being honest and a humble man , who not only charged us fairly but took care of various other stuffs during our trip, making it more easier. He also informed us about the scams and the accurate charges of other trip activities whether it is snow related activities or a simple shawl shopping so that we dont get looted. I really thank you Ashiq bhai if you are reading this review, for making our trip to Paradise of India amazing.
Written 7 January 2024
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Vivek Bairoliya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A must visit for anyone visiting Pahalgam. Do a trip of Chandanwadi ( no cost for entry). Saw a little snow. Just make sure you have snow boots on and be careful to walk, it can be slippery if you are casual
Written 22 December 2023
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Navigate49179036720
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Waoo. Beautiful, sooo peacefully, everything is wonderful.. come here and enjoy
..Heaven on the earth .
Written 15 December 2023
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MumJP
Mumbai, India109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A beautiful place in the heights of Pahalgam, surrounded by the mountains, greenery, snow, with lidder river racing down through the rocks. A place with scenic beauty and holy vibes. Must visit in Pahalgam.
Tea-snacks, fresh apple juice are available at a make shift market.
Written 29 October 2023
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family

One thing in whole Kashmir I like is the fixed rate of taxi in Pahalgam.No bargaining and you have to choose your type of vehicle according to price, but most of the time they say that lower end vehicles are not available and you have to take SUVs, which costs you 3200/- for 3 spots(Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley).Betaab Valley and Chandanwari is in same route and worth seeing. But you may skip Aru Valley. It is on another route, long distance nothing to see there. Here to mention that in Pahalgam, you can’t take your cab from Srinager to visit places in Pahalgam.You have to take local taxis like in Sonamarg.
One of the tourist places in Kashmir where you will find snow. It is one of the commencement point of annual Amarnath Yatra, the other one being Sonamarg.The Lidder river is flowing through the valley.Plenty of reason to take photographs. If you wish you can climb few steps leading to Amarnath Cave. Many small shops are there near the parking area. The coffee and apple juice sold in these are awesome. Though not much to see here, but you can spend enough time sitting on the big stones in the river and enjoying the snow clad mountains.
Written 28 October 2023
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Sanjiv Chopra
Kolkata (Calcutta), India16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited towards end September. A lovely drive to Chandanwari with scenic views .Very nice streams along the way.Nice view from Chandanwari.We had apple juice from one of the vendors while walking.It was phenomenal made from the juice of fresh kashmiri apples Definitely worth having at a cost of only Rs 50 a glass.
You need to be careful while walking in Chandanwari. I almost got knocked down by some wild ponies which appeared from behind.Luckily, I was saved by one of the apple juice vendors .
Other than this incident it was a very nice visit with an awesome view.You get a view of the path walked by pilgrims during the annual Amarnath pilgrimage.
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Must visit place when you are in Pahalgam! Pahalgam itself is beautiful, but Chandanwari is where you will find snow.
we went in April and couldn't visit it the first two days, as the way got blocked due to landslide and rain. But, the third morning we were lucky to see and play in fresh snow!!

It has mountains covered with blankets of white snow.

You can take snow boots, walking sticks etc on rent. Sledges are available at reasonable charges.

Gets crowded during noon.
Written 7 May 2023
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