Betab Valley Overview

Ranked 1 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir
Located at just 7 kilometres up from Pahalgam Chandanwari Road, is the beautiful Betab Valley. It is surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests.
There is a well maintained garden in the valley and a bridge to cross the Sheshnag stream which originates from Amarnath shrine. A paved walkway runs along the edge of the green meadows.
Plenty of trees provide shaded spots for visitors to rest under. One can walk around leisurely enjoying the pristine beauty of the place. The more adventurous can go for trekking in the adjoining hills. Trout fishing is popular in Lidder River. Betab valley is an ideal picnic spot to enjoy with family and kids.
Kolhai Glacier, Tarsar and Maarsar Lakes, Aru Valley, Tulian Lake, Shikargaah, Baisaran, ancient Mamal Shiva Temple and Martand Sun temple ruins are some of the areas of tourist interest near the valley.
This location offers option to camp in tents if you like camping. There are hotels suiting all type of budgets at Pahalgam. Betab valley can be trekked from Pahalgam. Else, ponies or cabs can be hired from there. The best time to visit Betab Valley is between the months of October and April.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Drmoin uddin

Drmoin uddin5.0/5

3 reviews


This picturesque valley is about 15 km from Pahalgam. With lush green meadows, thick green coverage and snow capped mountain surrounding it, its really provide picture postcard moment . It is advisable to combine Betaab Valley with Aru Valley and Chandanwari. Taxi for all three costs between Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2100 depending on type of vehicle you chose. The total trip should ideally take 4 to 5 hours with 1 hour stoppage in each site. The place has an entry fee of Rs. 100 per person . As We reached there, the wild beauty of the lush green grass meadow surrounded by Deodar and Pine forests with all shades of green all around, clear blue sky, white snow capped mountains encircling the valley and sea green water flowing on the Lidder river, engulfed our senses. Its beyond description. To get true flavour of the place you must leisurely stroll around keeping all your sensory organs on ultra active mode. The sight of colourful landscape will engulf your eyesight, cool mountain breeze will touch your body, chirp of birds will provide music to your ears and flavour of fresh grass and Pine forest will fill your nose. The place will capture your senses. Serenity and calmness shall touch you with right note. This area is also very popular for those who love camping. Great place. But sad to see that the place has been made slightly artificial giving a look of man made park. This has diluted the pristine beauty of the valley for sure. Another irritant is pestering of so called guides. Believe me you don't need a guide here for sure.

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Shabbir saifee

Shabbir saifee0.7/5

1 review

Very bad

Never ever go there . Entry Fee very high Rs 100 and Nothing to see . Very bad experience. If you really want to watse your money and time . Than only you have to go

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Enchanting view and nice place

This valley is too good to visit while visiting Pahalgam. This place is worth capturing and good time can be spent in the meadows and area around.Happy Holidaying !!Warm Regards

Aman U

Aman U4.3/5

1 review

Heart soothing place with PEACE

A paisa vasool indeed! Known for its peace! The buzzing sound of flowing of water with so much of silence is an amazing experience. Daytime would be perfect!

K Sinha

K Sinha4.3/5

3 reviews

Beautiful place to view flowers blooming

A lovely valley with beautiful streams running through it and encircled by mountains. Visit this place when the flowers are blooming for a more beautiful experience.

Sunny Kumar

Sunny Kumar5.0/5

1 review

A great experience

That was a great experience for us. We enjoyed our holidays in the beautiful valley and the local facilities of that area was brilliant. I can't explain in words how good that place was.

Sunanda Das

Sunanda Das5.0/5

34 reviews

The amazing scenic beauty

The nature lovers don't miss this scenery, this is not only beauty it's a heavenly feeling which touches heart. Have some time in hand and have a journey over here while touring the Amalgam, Kashmir.
  • The amazing scenic beauty

Shreya Dixit

Shreya Dixit3.9/5

4 reviews

Nice place but not worth the money

Betaab Valley is a nice sightseeing place. It has got its name from the movie Betaab as it's one song was shot there. The only thing is that it is not really worth the money you have to pay. First of all taxi charges Rs. 800 for 8 seater Car from the nearest taxi stand and then there is an entry fees as well at the spot.

Dhruba Banerjee

Dhruba Banerjee3.9/5

11 reviews

Beautiful valley

Peaceful and a worthy place for meditation. The cool breeze is very nice. You can enjoy as the weather changes and the rippling of water. Share the peace with mother nature. You will really love and enjoy this place.

Ashish Sukhadiya

Ashish Sukhadiya4.3/5

23 reviews

Enjoy the picturesque place

The Betab Valley one of the best valley of the Kashmir. We enjoyed a lot and the mountain view is such as picturesque. We visited late in the evening, recommend to go during the day light.

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The river flowing through the valley
Betab Valley, Kashmir

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