Chatpal Travel Guide
Located in south Kashmir in Shangus district, this place is definitely a place where one can disconnect and get lost amidst mountains and lush green lawns adorned with wildflowers. A perfect get away from the mad rush of city with only noises from babbling brooks and birds chirping seems like an ideal destination. There are few J&K tourism resorts which are quite affordable and easy on the pocket. This place has a potential to surprise you with its beauty and calm- serene surroundings. Chatpal remains an untouched and isolated place, where commercialization is absent and has some interesting nearby places to visit as well like Aharbal waterfall, Sonmarg, Lolab valley, Gulmarg, Martand temple and Kishtawar National Park.
Distance from Srinagar -: 88 km
How to reach -:
By Air: The airport in Srinagar is the closest airbase, which is well connected to important cities of India like Chandigarh, Jammu, Mumbai, New Delhi, etc. From here, taxis can be hired to make the 88 km journey.
By Rail: The closest railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station, which is located 222 km from Chatpal.
By Road: From the Anantnag-Chitergul Road till Achabal and then a local shared jeep/sumo should be taken to reach Chitergul and then another one that will take you to Chatpal. From Srinagar city it takes three hours to reach Chatpal.
Best Time to go: Summer months from April to June are certainly the best time to visit Chatpal, since it has a pleasant climate and the temperature remains between 15 to 25 degree Celsius.