Pahalgam valley is located at the confluence of Lidder River and the streams originating from serene Sheshnag Lake. The valley is located 96 km from Anantnag district and is famous for astounding for the mesmerizing natural beauty. The lush green valley often visited by tourists for relaxation and leisure. Breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Himalayan Ranges, unexplored undulating hilly terrains and the plain valley regions included in Kashmir are some of the major attractions providing eye catching views.
One can have breathtaking views of Pahalgam valley and the Lidder river valley from this hilltop. Lidder valley with mind blowing and eye catching natural views, the snow flowing river Lidder and the ancient temple Mamal Shiva temple are all very attractive nearby attractions in Pahalgam.
Amarnath temple is a cave temple of Lord Shiva. The famous Amarnath Yatra which takes place every year during the month of Sawan (July to August) commence from both the routes, of Pahalgam and Baltal. Chandanwari which is around 15 km from Pahalgam is the starting point for Amarnath Yatra.
Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam. The valley is famous for trekking and camping.
Betab valley is located on the way to Chandanwari, the valley was named Betaab after the Bollywood movie by the same name! Earlier known as Hajan Valley, after the release of the movie, it was renamed as major part of the movie was shot here. Set amid picture perfect environs complete with snowcapped mountains, gurgling streams, colorful willow trees & the warm sun; making it an ideal for an artist’s canvas. Baisaran and Tulian Lake are few nearby attractions that can be visited.
With mind blowing and eye catching natural views, the snow flowing river Lidder and the ancient temple Mamal Shiva temple are all very attractive nearby attractions in Pahalgam. Pahalgam offers all necessary facilities for the tourists to have a rejuvenating and impressive vacation travel.
A calm and attractively beautiful meadow, is a nearby attraction. This meadow is located at an altitude of 2,438 m above the sea level. Snow clad mountains and lusting pine forests add the beauty of this meadow. One can have breathtaking views of Pahalgam valley and the Lidder river valley from this hilltop. Snow covered with mind blowing and eye catching natural views, the snow flowing river Lidder and the ancient temple Mamal Shiva temple are all very attractive nearby attractions in Pahalgam. Pahalgam offers all necessary facilities for the tourists to have a rejuvenating and impressive vacation travel.Tulian Lake is another impressive spot for natural views located nearby Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is suitable for all types of trekking – Suru Valley, Boktal Pass, Lonvilad Gali are all perfect trekking trails. Best time to trek in Pahalgam is from April to June. Pahalgam serves as the base camp for many trekkers. Breathtaking Kolahoi Glacier which goes via Aru is one of the most popular trekking routes. Pahalgam valley is perfectly suitable for adventurous activities like golf, horse riding, trekking and many water sports.
- Air: Nearest Airport is in Badgam district.
- Train: Nearest Railway stations is Jammu
- Road: Bus service is available from Srinagar and Anantnag. Taxis can be hired from Srinagar at pre-fixed rates. The J&K Road Transport Corporation runs daily sight seeing tours from Srinagar. Assistance is available at Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar.
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- State: Jammu and Kashmir
- District: Anantnag
- Famous for/as: Hill Station
- Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri
- Best time to visit: March – Nov
- Weather: Summer 11 to 25°C, Winter -5 to 14°C
- Pincode: 192126
- STD code: 01936
- State Govt. tourism website: http://www.jktourism.org/