Well-known for its pristine, unspoilt hills, comparatively offbeat place, Mahu Valley is shortly gaining reputation as a favourite offbeat destination amongst children and hippies. Being Valley primarily, the place is of a sluggish and relaxed ambiance, which makes for a really pleasurable vacation. This place will be comfortably visited all 12 months spherical.
Mahu Valley is among the much less talked and obscure locations within the Jammu Area. A pristine hamlet Mahu falls in Tehsil Khari District Ramban. This Village is positioned round twenty Kilometers when one takes left flip from Nachlana Sector of Jammu-Srinagar Freeway. Amongst some of the surreal locations of Jammu Division, Mahu is now a powerful contender for a spot on Vacationer Map. This place will be reached extra conveniently in future when its nearest upcoming Railway Station particularly Khari will get linked to remainder of nation by way of railway anticipated to be purposeful ultimately of subsequent 12 months. This village got here to limelight earlier this 12 months when first of its variety Winter Fiesta was organized by joint efforts of Tourism Division and District Administration Ramban with overwhelming participation of fanatic native Youth. That was not solely an official pageant nevertheless it was a showcase of locals ethnicity and show of over joyous second for individuals of all ages the place everybody was soaked in temper of festivity and so they heartily welcomed guests , trekkers and dignitaries with garlands and drum beats with snow throughout. One finds locals so hospitable, heat and welcoming on a regular basis. Mahu village is properly linked by highway and is extraordinarily stunning, snuggled amid snowcapped mountains and is surrounded by tall conifers tree-line.
The village consists of intently raised ergonomic dwellings. Residential homes are largely picket studded and double storied designed to discourage harsh winters. Facility in type of Vacationer Dakbunglow can also be out there for comfy keep. Throughout Dec-March interval it stays thickly coated with white sheet of three to 6 ft snow and in summers it gives inexperienced and eye-catching panorama, the tradition of this hamlet is exclusive and fairly attention-grabbing as you can see nearly every little thing handmade from family structure to day by day use objects. Financial system of this village is restricted to 1 season i.e agriculture solely and in winters individuals of younger age transfer to Punjab and Haryana seeking job as labourers. If anyone visits this place in winters one finds solely previous aged individuals sitting within the solar, youngsters seen enjoying in entrance of their houses and women doing their family chores as a part of day actions. Only some of younger individuals reside in winters remainder of them transfer outdoors so as to earn their bread .
Mahu village is known for Desi Rajmash for its style and aroma. Individuals promote this residence grown natural Rajmash to native brokers and so they in flip earn good-looking quantity out of this native produce. Native grown potato can also be well-known in native markets. Mahu village is surrounded by tall and small mountain ranges and through summers locals transfer to excessive grasslands seeking fodders for their livestock. In recent times Mahu is in limelight as native youth who trek this valley, extra usually begin posting pics on their social media accounts and this began attracting native in addition to vacationers outdoors union territory to this valley to discover this valley. This village is now all to supply as Eco Village. One can get pleasure from native and homely ready delicacies grownorganically. Each second home is now crafted to supply facility of residence stays. In summers this location gives nearly each form of offbeat actions like trekking, hill climbing, river crossing, Evening Tenting due to its scenic magnificence and open star gazing. Well-known areas of space consists of Mori,Dubdalo ,Trajibalan,Aachan, Dubtraj, Nawan, Ratan, Shrunjan, Khalas , Goodbari ,Nus Gali and plenty of extra.
It’s a final destination for nature lovers and people having style of infinite journey .Additional well-known climbing peakincludes Sunder High peak,HounHeng(Canine’s Horn) Peak, Didam Peak, Angrez Thumb Peak, Aachan High and so forth providing average to excessive climb with breathtaking expertise. There’s native Mahu based mostly Journey Group managed by locals youth who supply all steerage and customised facilitiesfor those that want to go to this place for tenting each in summers and winters. Simply revel within the peace and revel in some quietude on this stunning valley. For more information and pics associated to this destination one can try Insta web page particularly “Mahu Valley” run by native youth.
(The writer is KAS Officer and is presently posted as Tehsildar Banihal)