Chatpal is one of the unexplored paradise Kashmir is blessed with. Located in South Kashmir, in the Shangus district, this is a perfect dream location. Endowed with lush green forests, lofty mountains, melodious springs bustling with milky white water gushing down the mountainous terrain and serene ambiance a blissful change from chaos of cities. The skies are shaded in clear blues which in evenings are washed by fiery red of the sun. The beautiful environs can only be justified by saying it’s a fairytale vacation in the lap of Himalayas.
Tourist Attractions in Chatpal
The true definition of ‘untouched natural beauty’ remains unclear until you step in the land of Chatpal. There are no prominent tourist attractions but it provides peace, serenity and untouched natural and God gifted beauty. The breathtaking locale is a perfect getaway to spend some memorable time in the lap of Himalayan. Simply breathe the pure mountain air and forget all worries of your city life.
One can go trekking around the woods of Chatpal or simply spend the evening with the friendly local people. The apple and walnut trees are a pleasant sight. Devoid of electricity, here one can savor the silence of having a candle light dinner and snuggling up in cozy blankets.
Best time to visit
Chatpal is a remote undeveloped location. The weather of the place is blissful mountain in every season. Pleasant and mild climate is experienced here throughout the months of April to June. Those wishing to see snowfall can visit this place between the months of November and February. Rent out the government bungalow any time you visit. There are not much accommodations available and the weather is unbearable most of the times.
How to Reach
Srinagar Airport is the international and domestic air connection near Chatpal. 90 km away, the airport offers flight connections from all over India. The village is only accessible by road. To reach the offbeat location, tourists should take the Anantnag-Chitergul road, then a local jeep to Achabal and then a private jeep can be hired for further travelling to Chatpal. From the airport it is a 3 hour travel.
Jammu Tawi Railway station is the train connection near Chatpal. The distance is around 330 km. to reach Chatpal, travel via the Anantnag-Chitergul road. Further a local jeep takes you to Achabal. A private jeep can be hired for further travelling in the serene village.
Chatpal is easily accessible by road. Tourists should take the Anantnag-Chitergul road; further a local jeep takes you to Achabal. A private jeep can be hired for further travelling. The duration of the journey is one hour approximately.