Chatpal , Pahalgam
Looking for an escape from the hum-drum of city or work life and you desire to rest your mind at a non-tourist infested place then, take a break and plan a trip Chatpal in South Kashmir. Trust us, it would be perfect dream location with lush green forests, lofty mountains wearing the rings of cloud which in evenings are washed by crimson red sun, limpid springs with milky white water gushing down the mountainous terrain. It is located in the Shangus district. If you rent a car form Srinagar it takes you 3 hours to reach here. Tourists take the Anantnag-Chitergul road to reach the destination. Also people share jeep from Achabal that drops travellers to Chitergul. From Chitergul, tourists can hire a special jeep in order to reach Chatpal which takes 1 hour. The more jaunty and adventurous kind can go for a trek also. There are private tour planners that can help you in planning the trip. Although there are no hotel or guest houses but there is government accommodation bungalow. Few tourist stay in Achabal or Kokernag where there are more options for accommodation. Trip to this place will surely rekindle your spirits.
Nearby places to visit from Chatpal are Aharbal waterfall, Sonmarg, Lolab valley, Gulmarg , Martand temple and Kishtawar National Park.