Location / altitude / height / climate / temperature / importance / history / language / STD codes / tourist attractions of Aru , Ladakh , Kashmir , India
Location: Nearly 107 km from Srinagar
Altitude: About 2408 m
A calm and quiet meadow, Aru is positioned at a distance of roughly 107 km from Srinagar. Traveling to Aru is the ideal way to take a break form the pollution, dust and strain of city life. Soaring at a height of in the region of 2408 meters, it goes behind the shepherds' trail to the high meadows of Kashmir. On one side of the meadow of Aru is a gorge amid a small hamlet of wood and stone houses. A number of these houses are erected in the distinctive Gujjar shepherd style with flat roofs that backs against the hillside.
Running all the way through this golden meadow is a canyon of the Lidder River, all along with a small stream. With the exception of enjoying the breathtaking magnificence of the meadow, the other major pull of tourism in Aru is trekking. A number of the popular treks of this area are those of Lidderwat meadow and Kolahoi Glacier. One can as well go for a hike in the close by woods and experience the sunlight peeking through the leaves.
Accommodation / budget / cheap hotels / home stays / bungalow / Dhabas / mountail / hill resort in Aru , Kashmir , India
For accommodation purpose, there is a tourist bungalow in close proximity to the hamlet. There are in addition a a small number of Dhabas (small eating outlets) in Aru.
How to reach Aru by air / rail / road : The nearest airport is that of Srinagar, while the nearest railhead is that of Jammu.