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    kashmir waterfalls

    Someone says Kashmir, and the first images that pop up in our head are of mighty snow-capped mountains, meadows carpeted with colorful flowers, rivers shimmering under the shining sun, and endless nature’s bounty in every direction. While they’re all right in telling you what beauty this enchanting land holds, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s still a lot more to this place than this. For starters, there are various waterfalls in Kashmir that not many know about but that also contribute tremendously in making this valley a true paradise.

    Snugged deep into a dense ecosystem of mostly chirpine and coniferous forests of Kashmir, these cascading wonders are no less beautiful. So, the next time you decide to take a trip to this ‘heavenly’ valley up north, make sure you pay a visit to these bewitching marvels of nature that are unlike any other!

    5 Scenic Waterfalls In Kashmir

    Surrounded by some sweet and soothing foliage, these pretty Kashmir waterfalls are a sight for sore eyes. Add them to your itinerary and have fun exploring these less-explored gems of the Jammu and Kashmir valley.

    1. Siar Baba Temple Waterfall

    Iit’s among the biggest waterfalls in India

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    Also called the Sehar Baba Waterfall, it’s among the biggest waterfalls in India. Located on the Chenab River and cascading from an elevation of over 100 feet, it makes up for a spectacular view for you to behold. It’s a ferocious fall that has a deafening roar and makes a pool of crystal clear water at the base. Taking a dip into these waters happens to be an exhilarating experience for all those who visit. Besides, this water is said to have medicinal values. In fact, you can get a soothing balm of the earth in the nearby temples here that are said to cures different skin ailments.

    You can also find various locals trying to showcase their talent at these premises, making good use of the crowd that comes to witness this nature’s marvel. Though everything other than the beautiful waterfall was destroyed in the floods of 2014, it is still one of the best waterfalls in Kashmir and is thronged by travelers throughout the year.

    Location: Chenab River, 6 km from Reasi Town, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
    Best time to visit: July to October
    How to reach: Private taxis ply from the nearest towns of Reasi and Katra.
    Nearest airport: Jammu Airport
    Nearest railway station: Udhampur Railway Station

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    2. Kokernag Waterfall

     It is the most beautiful waterfall and spring

    Cascading from an elevation of 2000 meters, the Kokernag Waterfall is called the “Papashudan nad”, meaning the “the cleaner of sins” owing to its incomparable medicinal value. The waterfall is pure ecstasy for travelers and a vision like no other. Nestled amidst serene and scenic foliage with colorful flower orchards surroundings the whole area, Kokernag is the most beautiful waterfall and spring in the list of waterfalls in Kashmir. What’s more, the aroma of a thousand plants and herbs lingers in the air, adding to its charm!

    Kokernag is the largest freshwater spring in Kashmir and is essentially made up of a collection of springs spread out like a fork and blessed with healing properties owing to the medicinal flowers surrounding it. The water is believed to cure ailments, especially digestive and skin-related. While many people come here to bathe in this healing water, most throng to this place only for the unmatched beauty and fragrance of this place. It’s a great place for a picnic with your friends, family, or better half, where the magnificence of this place will surely make you forget everything else.

    Location: Kulgam, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
    Best time to visit: July to October
    How to reach: Private taxis and buses ply from the nearest towns of Srinagar and Pahalgam.
    Nearest airport: Srinagar Airport
    Nearest railway station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station

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    3. Aharbal Waterfall

    Niagara Falls of Kashmir

    Many call it the “Niagara Falls of Kashmir” for its sheer force that is enough to drive 100 MW turbines for electricity generation. Owing to the force with which Veshu River falls down from over 25 meters high, it is probably the only waterfall in Kashmir to have fencing around it to ensure the security of tourists. Make sure you keep your distance while visiting this place. There have been incidents in the past where tourists fell into the water and got injured while they were trying to capture the mesmerizing beauty of this place in their cameras and minds from a closer angle. It’s one of the most picture-perfect Kashmir waterfalls and is easily accessible from Srinagar and Anantnag.

    Location: Jammu and Kashmir, Sedew – Aharbal Rd, Aharbal, 192303
    Best time to visit: May to October (except July)
    How to reach: Private taxis and buses ply from the nearest towns of Srinagar.
    Nearest airport: Srinagar Airport
    Nearest railway station: Anantnag Railway Station

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    4. Noori Chamb Waterfall

    Magnificence of this waterfall

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    Even the Mughal Emperor Jehangir was blown away by the magnificence of this waterfall, so much so that he renamed it as Noori Aabshar after the Mughal Queen Noor Jehan. It is said the queen used to bathe in these waters at least once every time she visited Kashmir. She even got a royal mirror fixed near the waterfall so that she and the king could watch it from their tent whenever they camped here. Now called the Noori Chamb in the local dialect, the gurgling waters of this waterfall used to descend from a height of 100 feet before natural erosion decreased the elevation to just 75 feet. But no matter what, this place still retains its breathtaking beauty.

    What adds to the serenity of these falls is the fact that it isn’t easy to find. It is located in the middle of Behramgala and Chandimarh on Mughal Road, less than 45 km from the Poonch District of Kashmir. It is often called the ‘Milky Waterfall’ owing to the white colored vapors that are formed at the base of this waterfall where the water is collected, giving this place a very dreamy look!

    Location: Mughal Road, Chandimarh, Jammu and Kashmir 185102
    Best time to visit: May to September
    How to reach: Get to Poonch by cab or bus from nearby towns like Jammu. The waterfall is near Mughal Road.
    Nearest airport: Jammu Airport
    Nearest railway station: Poonch Railway Station

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    5. Baba Dhansar Waterfall

    milky white water droplets fall

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    Baba Dhansar waterfall near Katra is considered holy by locals and pilgrims. It is a cool and popular picnic spot amidst nature lovers and backpackers. Other than the greenish blue pond formed at the base, the most striking feature of this place is the huge spring gushing out of the mountainside in the form of thick groves creating a number of small cascading waterfalls converging into the Holy stream. Near this rivulet, you’ll find a naturally formed Shivalingam on which milky white water droplets fall continuously throughout the year, giving viewers serious ‘Baahubali’ feels. The place turns into a frenzy of music and colors on the day of Maha Shivaratri when a grand fair is organized here.

    Getting to this waterfall can be a little tricky. Located near the Karua Lake close to the hamlet of Karua, this place is thronged by adventure seekers owing to the scenic trekking opportunity it provides. You need to get to this lake and descend downhill through peaceful and green surroundings. While the beauty never disappoints, people tend to keep coming back to this place owing to its unmatched elegance.

    Location: Near Baba Dhansar Temple, Reasi Road, Karua Jheel, Jammu and Kashmir
    Best time to visit: May to September
    How to reach: Private taxis ply from the nearest towns of Katra and Jammu.
    Nearest airport: Jammu Airport
    Nearest railway station: Jammu Railway Station

    Further Read: Here’s What Makes Kashmir A True Heaven On Earth

    Fascinated much? We bet you wish to ride off to these enchanting waterfalls right away! Well, all you need to do is book yourselves and your loved ones a customized tour to Kashmir via TravelTriangle so that you can enjoy a comfortable holiday in this paradise up north. Don’t forget to share with us your trip experience once you’re back!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Kashmir Waterfalls

    Q. What is Kashmir famous for?

    A. Kashmir is famous for its picturesque landscapes, the natural beauty it offers and the scenic views of the valleys. Kashmir is made up of three regions which are Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir valley. Jammu is well known for its temples whereas Ladakh is known for its lake, Buddhist monasteries and rocky terrains but Kashmir is known for its gardens, orchards, lakes and even the waterfalls in kashmir are very famous. 

    Q. What can I shop for in Kashmir?

    A. Kashmiri Pashminas, copperware, spices, Kashmiri shawls, Kahwa (Kashmiri Tea) and Walnut wood items are what you can shop for in Kashmir.

    Q. What is Kashmir’s famous food?

    A. Rice are the main ingredient and in fact the staple diet of Kashmir. Adding to that, Chicken, mutton or fish are something that are a part of everyday meal.

    Q. What languages are spoken in Kashmir?

    A. Koshur, popularly known as Kashmiri is what the people living in the Kashmir valley speak in. It is an Indo-Aryan language. However, residents of Ladakh speak ladakhi and Dogri is what people living in Jammu talk in.

    Q. What is the traditional dress of Kashmir?

    A. Pheran and poots is the traditional dress of Kashmir and is worn by both men and women in Kashmir. This dress is made up of two gowns which are worn one over the other.

    Q. How many days are enough for Kashmir?

    A. 5 to 6  days are enough to visit Kashmir if you want to explore and check out all the interesting places to visit in Kashmir.

    Q. Can I try adventure sports in Kashmir?

    A. Yes, definitely. In fact, there are many adventure sports you can try in Kashmir. Skiing, paragliding, trekking, river rafting and mountain climbing are some of the many adventure sports you can try in Kashmir.

    Q. What is the best time to visit Kashmir?

    A. Kashmir is a year round destination and you can explore this paradise at any time of the year. However, as it gets extremely chilly during winters, so the months March to October are the perfect time to explore the place.


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