Aru Valley

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Indraveer Singh
Indore, India7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
If you are self driving your car (not a cab) no one would stop you & you can easily reach to the parking spot, the roads are not that good as compared to betab valley & chandanwari, i found this place over hyped or may be i was tired as we covered all three places(betab/chandanwari) on the same day aru was our last stop, i think this place is more beautiful in summers, you can skip this in winters & go for chandanwari & betab if you are on a tight schedule, this place is on a different route than above 2
Written 26 December 2022
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dipaldesai
Ahmedabad, India99 contributions
Nov 2022
Over Hyped place, can be avoided as you must have to take Pony to reach there.
nothing extraordinary

Good part: road from Pahalgam to Aru valley is picture some , even you can get down from taxi and have some photos near to Lidder river flowing along the road. fresh milky water flowing is eye pleasing moment
Written 5 November 2022
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Kamalina Sen Dasgupta
110 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Not impressive. The ride from Pahalgam to Aru Valley is scenic but the valley was not that great. Definitely visit Betaab Valley, awesome
Written 1 November 2022
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hem_1987
Mumbai, India41 contributions
Oct 2022
Loved Aru Valley. Has everything for an amazing vacation. Meadows, views, treks, food. river, friends.
Written 13 October 2022
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Tushar R D
Mumbai, India74 contributions
Sep 2022
A couple of hours drive from the town of Pahalgam, is this beautiful valley. One can track deeper from the alighting point for spectacular view of the mountains and lakes. This can be done on horse are by track.
On a clear day the place gives a great pleasure in merely looking at the majestic mountains and the greenery.
Written 3 October 2022
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Az100_11
Colaba, India155 contributions
Aug 2022
Aru valley is restricted access. Most places were fenced off. the place where people were allowed was too crowded. It is not worth going all the way for this. You can only go by tourist taxi due to the unionization and its expensive plus you get only one hour there. You will take 30 mins to reach the place and spend 10 mins and need to head back. Should avoid this
Written 25 September 2022
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RajaV
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
Aug 2022
We were there in a local Innova cab (pain by itself due to high prices by union dictated cabs) and it is definitely worth going for. In all these scenic places, it is about mountains, trees, some rivulet and some ponies , and a meadow and a valley - once you see one, the others are not exciting by itself. But Aru is worth going to spend an hour.
Written 3 September 2022
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Karishma Farhat
Bhubaneswar, India17 contributions
Jun 2022
If you are in Pahalgam you should never miss visiting Aru valley.
You need to take a local taxi for visiting Aru valley. The rates are already fixed in the standard rate chart. On the way on the left you can see the mighty Lidder flowing. If you want to have a great view of the journey to Aru sit on the left side of your car and experience mesmerizing views (not for faint hearted though as you will be climbing mountain ). Once you reach Aru you can see beautiful green lush mountains covering the place. You can sit and spend enough time in the park or trek upwards. The water is absolutely clean and cool and you can also drink it from the stream overflowing.

Note: Your mobile wont have any network irrespective of the service provider. Have a great uninterrupted and peaceful time.
Written 29 August 2022
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Shilpa Jaiswal
8 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Very beautiful and scenic. Avoid going on a weekend as it is very crowded. The way to the valley is also mesmerizing. The valley is now attracting lots of tourist and becomes crowded during season l. Would recommend to go during off season
Written 25 August 2022
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Namita J.Malhotra
New Delhi, India20 contributions
Jun 2022
Since we were on horse backs, we couldn't stay for more than a few minutes but it was awesome! I wouldn't recommend trekking for all since its very steep. although some people were on foot but still hiring a horse is better.
Written 24 August 2022
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