Monday, July 25, 2005

Baisaran... Kolahoi Glacier... Mamlesvara...

2 kms from Pahalgam, A glen in the pine and fir forest commanding a charming view of the valley, about 152 meters up on the mountainside.

Kolahoi Glacier
36 kms from Pahalgam to Aru 2408 meters, The path winds through woods to the meadow of Aru. There the river Lidder disappears and reappears after about 27 meters.

Down the river from the bridge, there is a small ancient stone temple consecrated to Shiva Mamesvara. The temple was built before the 12 century AD, though the name of the builder is unknown. There is a stone-lined tank, about 1.1 sq. mt. in dimension.

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