Places of Interest

Shikargah in Tral area of Pulwama district is situated about 3 Kms from Tral town and is an attractive tourist spot. It is also an abode for wildlife. Virgin and undisturbed, Shikargah is located in the middle of a vast stretch of dense woods which was traditionally considered a favorite hunting place for the Royals. Maharaja Hari Singh (1925-1947) also used to visit the place for wild life hunting. Shikargaah was traditionally a favorite hunting place for the Royals. Shikargah is situated at the junction of the Wasturwan Mountain and Kherwon surrounded by forests and snow-clad peaks at an altitude of 2,130m. Shikargah resembles Gulmarg but has an added advantage as the night temperatures do not drop too low because of its location at much lower altitude than Gulmarg. The famous scenic spot of Shikargah here has become a major tourist attraction after the road leading to it was thrown open years ago.