(Last Updated on : 23-03-2019)
Betaab valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam
in Anantnag district
of Jammu and Kashmir
. The valley has been named after the Bollywood
film Betaab starring Sunny Deol
and Amrita Singh
. The Valley is towards northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi; it is located on the road to Amarnath Temple
Yatra. The valley is encompassed by mountains and covered with dense forests.
History of Betaab Valley
Betaab Valley came into existence during the post geosynclinal stage of the development of the Himalayas. It lies between the two Himalayan Ranges
of Pir Panjal
. According to the archaeological
evidence, human has existed here from the Neolithic Age. Betaab Valley has been ruled by the Mughals
since 15th Century. In latter part the Turko-Mughal Military General Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat ruled over Kashmir first on behalf of Sultan Said Khan of Kashgar and then on the behalf of Mughal Emperor Humayun
. Later, Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin ruled the entire Kashmir region for about 40 years during which he went on promoting peace and harmony in Kashmir. Under his rule, the social and cultural consciousness of Kashmiri people named Kashmiriyat was developed.
Tourism in Betaab Valley
Betab Valley is a popular spot among tourists. It is also serves as a base camp for trekking
and further exploration of the mountains. Baisaran and Tulian Lake
are the nearby attractions of this place that can also be visited.
Visiting Information to Betaab Valley
Betaab valley is located at a distance of 7.2 km from Pahalgam. So the best way to visit this valley is via Pahalgam. First tourists have to reach Srinagar
by either Srinagar Railway Station
or Srinagar Airport
. Pahalgam should be reached by road from Srinagar; the distance between the two is 92.5 km.
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