Just 5 km away from Pahalgam, this location has some of the darkest and long meadows matching with those in Switzerland. Hence it is also termed as Mini Switzerland and the dense pine forest around gives the green carpet look to the meadow a fine contrast. Even more contrasting is provided by the snow-capped peaks of all the surrounding mountains. Seldom one sees such contrasting hues spread all over and it is enough to become a jaw dropping scenery for the surprised visitor.
If this is not enough, Baisaran is also an ideal camping site for trekking enthusiasts who want to travel further up to the Tulian Lake. For the rest this trek is also frequented by ponies and this off-beaten track offers panoramic sights of the town and the Lidder Valley.
The pony ride is thrilling but risky and one needs to be extra cautious. Trekking is recommended as the views that unfold are breathtaking.