Roughly 120 kilometres from Srinagar, Lolab Valley is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness. It’s a place that beckons travellers with its lush green valleys, pristine rivers, and an aura of tranquillity envelops every soul. For long, it has been a hidden gem, a paradise that time seems to have forgotten.
Natural Splendor & Pristine Waterways In Lolab Valley
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Lolab is full of breathtaking natural beauty. The valley is a canvas painted. You’ll see vibrant palette of colours throughout the year. In spring, the cherry blossoms and almond trees burst into bloom. Summer brings lush green meadows and a pleasant climate, perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnics, and bird-watching. As autumn approaches, the foliage transforms into a brilliant tapestry of red, orange, and gold. In winter, the valley is blanketed in a pristine coat of snow.
The ‘Fruit Bowl of Kashmir’, Lolab, is known for apple, cherry, peach, apricot, and walnut orchards. Yet, it hardly ever sees visitors year-round. One of the defining features of Lolab is its network of crystal-clear rivers and streams that meander through the valley. The riverbanks are a haven for those seeking solitude and serenity, with the sound of flowing water acting as a soothing lullaby.
Here, Escape From The Ordinary
Lolab is often an untouched paradise. This is primarily due to its remoteness and the limited exposure it has received compared to other tourist destinations in India. The valley remains relatively unspoiled by commercialisation and mass tourism.
Ecotourism and adventure tourism are highly prevalent in Lolab. The natural beauty is abundant, and some of its locations are also significant historically. They include Kalaroos, Chandigam, Sogam, Lalpora, Putushai, Dorusa, and Kuligam (all on the Putnai side); Warnow, Affan, Doban, Khurhuma, and Kuligam.
However, in recent years, efforts involved improving infrastructure and promoting sustainable tourism, which could potentially benefit both the residents and the environment. The Tourism Department has constructed rest houses and huts in some places. But, a lot needs to be done to make it a complete tourist destination.
As the world continues to change rapidly, Lolab remains a serene oasis, inviting all who venture there to savour its natural splendour and cultural warmth. So, when are you heading to Lolab Valley?
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