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Yusmarg – The Meadows of Jesus

Yusmarg is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. There is no shortage of attractions in Yusmarg and they range from holy shrines to meadows to alpine lakes. The foaming river Dudhganga, the alpine lake, Nilnag Lake, the meadows of Tosa Maidan, Sang-e-Safed, and the sacred shrines of Charar-e-Sharief and Pakharpora are the popular places to visit & things to do in Yusmarg.

Trekking is one of the must-do activities in Yusmarg as this top attraction in Kashmir offers many trails leading to scenic meadows and high altitude lakes. River Dudhganga in Yusmarg is also reckoned to be amongst the best places to enjoy trout fishing in Kashmir.

About Pakherpora Shrine in Yusmarg, Kashmir

The holy mausoleum of Syed Balkhi, Pakherpora Shrine is quiet a popular Muslim pilgrimage in Yusmarg. The sacred place is also a heritage site built several centuries ago. The shrine is thronged by a large number of devotees during the annual urs (death anniversary) of the saint.

 

Pakharpora displays a unique picture with rare trees on its premises that are not found anywhere else in Kashmir.

About Syed Balkhi

A noble follower of Sheikh Noor-ud-din (patron saint of Kashmiris), Syed Balkhi migrated to Kashmir from Afghanistan in the early 15th century and under his discipleship he preached Islam in the region

About Charar-i-Sharief in Yusmarg, Kashmir

Built to commemorate Sheikh Noor-ud-din (Patron saint of Kashmiris), Charar-i-Sharief is the oldest sacred shrine in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This 600 years old wooden shrine is not only popular with Muslim devotees but is also highly revered by Hindus.

Charar-i-Sharief is popularly known as the Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali, after the famous Kashmiri saint who offered his Friday prayers in this mosque. His remains are also buried in this popular religious site near Yusmarg. During the annual Urs (death anniversary) of the saint people from all faiths swarm the shrine to seek the blessings.

Best Time to Visit Charar-i-Sharief

The annual urs (death anniversary) of Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali in the month of October is the best time to visit Charar-i-Sharief. The months between March and October are ideal to visit this sacred for tourists since the weather in Kashmir remains quite pleasant.

About Dudh Ganga River in Yusmarg, Kashmir

Flowing through the beautiful Yusmarg, Dudh Ganga is a gorgeous river known for its water that appears milky in colour. The river is rich in the population of trout fishes and thus, is considered one of the best angling & fishing destinations in Kashmir. Dudh Ganga also acts as a perfect base for many trekking expeditions. Trekkers set out for popular treks in Sang-e-Safed Valley, Tatakoti, Romesh Thong and Sunset Peak after camping at Dudh Ganga.

Best Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Yusmarg

Yusmarg is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. There is no shortage of attractions in Yusmarg and they range from holy shrines to meadows to alpine lakes. The foaming river Dudhganga, the alpine lake, Nilnag Lake, the meadows of Tosa Maidan, Sang-e-Safed, and the sacred shrines of Charar-e-Sharief and Pakharpora are the popular places to visit & things to do in Yusmarg.

Pakherpora Shrine

The famous Pakhepora Shrine is dedicated to the saint Syed Balkhi who came all the way to Kashmir from Afghanistan in the 15th century.

Charari Sharief

One of the most ancient Muslim shrines in Kashmir, Charar-e-Shareef is dedicated to Sufi Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani.

Dudh Ganga

Flowing through the lush meadows of Yusmarg, Doodhganga is named after its foamy water which appears like milk.

Nilang Lake

A gorgeous alpine lake, Nilnag is set amidst the dense coniferous forest and is amongst the top attractions in Yusmarg.

Sang-e-Safed

An oval-shaped meadow through which runs the Doodhganga River, Sang-e-Safed or the White Rock is a must-visit near Yusmarg.