To experience the raw and nascent beauty of nature in Jammu and Kashmir, Betaab Valley is just the place for a nature lover. It has also been a great favourite among the film-makers of the country; the valley in fact is named after a Bollywood movie called Betaab.
Though the climatic conditions of this place are favourable throughout the year, Betaab Valley is best visited in summers. The mesmeric beauty of the beautiful snow-capped mountains and lush green meadows affords the traveller with absolute tranquility. Especially if you live in a part of the country where temperatures are shutting through the roof.
Located in the Anantnag district near Pahalgam, the major places in Betaab Valley that deserve a visit include Lidder river, Aru Valley, Baisaran, Pahalgam, Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary, Tulian Lake and Lidder Amusement Park.
There’s a lot to do here: if you’re a shutterbug, you’ll end up with some of the best picture postcards; trekking and camping in the hilly terrains and sloppy regions is also quite exciting. You can also go horse riding and laze by the riverside in and around the region of Betaab Valley.
Betaab acts as a base camp for travellers heading for the Amarnath Temple Yatra, that goes via Pahalgam and Chandanwadi. Nestled between the two mighty Himalayan ranges of Pir Panjal and Zanskar, Betaab looks absolutely scenic courtesy the deodar and pine forests. These forests are abode to numerous variety of birds, and the beds of flowers dotting the region make the panorama of the valley visually stunning.
The nearest airport from Betaab Valley is located in Srinagar at a distance of about 96km. The nearest railroad too is in Srinagar. Either way, you can reach by taxi in less than two hours to this gorgeous little valley in Jammu and Kashmir.