Baisaran Valley

Mini-Switzerland

Baisaran Valley

 

The virgin valley appears like a fresh emerald in summer and is ideal for photography sessions. Winters change the backdrop into a snow wonderland. The ever alluring beauty of this meadow is owed to the misty clouds. The vast area is perfect for picnics and fun times. The beautiful valley is around  6 km trek from Pahalgam. Only ponies and by foot can you arrive in the untouched heaven.

Baisaran is also dubbed as ‘Mini Switzerland’ because of its long dark meadows resembling the ones in Switzerland. The dense pine forest that gives the green carpet look to the meadow provides a contrasting hue to snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains. A major tourist place to visit in Pahalgam, a voyage to the meadow is truly a treat for the senses. Additionally, Baisaran valley is also an ideal campsite for trekkers who want to move further up to Tulian Lake. Accessible through ponies from Pahalgam, this off-beaten track of Jammu and Kashmir tourism offers panoramic sights of the town and Lidder Valley.

The appeal of Baisaran valley is its natural bless. Green surroundings, snowcapped mountains in the backdrop and pure mountain air are attraction of the place. You do not have to go anywhere, just sit and relax in the pure environs. Camping is a popular adventure sport here. Trekkers to the picturesque Tulian Lake pitch their camps at Baisaran and rest before continuing their tough commute to the scenic lake. The Tulian Lake nestled at almost 4000 m is a mesmerizing high altitude lake snuggled against the backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks of Pir Panjal. This region looks very similar to European resorts and is a good campsite.Pine forests dot this meadow which presents a picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains.

 

 

Distance from Pahalgam: 6kms

Reach by: Trek/Pony

Best time to visit: May-November

Entry Fee: Rs. 20

Timings: 9AM – Sunset

Open: Everyday