About Pahalgam

With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home. You will be wonderstruck by the sumptuousness of Pahalgam the moment you arrive at this pristine land. Little houses, green fields and farms of saffron, the valleys are green and very beautiful. You can go on fishing trips or trek on one of the plenty mountains that cover this place. The 18 hole golf course is set among the snowcapped surroundings of Pahalgam and can make a really worthy experience to remember for long time.

Place to must visit in Pahalgam


Places to Visit in Pahalgam

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Experience Time: 1-2 days

Distance: 11 kms

Aru Valley

Juxtaposed against the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, Aru Valley is an enthralling village in Kashmir. One of the most popular valleys in Kashmir, it is the base camp for visits to the huge number of lakes, meadows and peaks around it like the Kolhoi glacier and the Tarsar lake. The village of Aru lies beside the Aru river, a tributary of the Lidder river. The Aru valley is noted for its scenic meadows. Most tourists come here for areas of peace and quiet in the lap of nature. Aru is a great place for family outings because it has beautiful resorts and activities for all kinds of people. The locals truly make you feel at home with innumerable cups of Kaah'wa and by taking you sightseeing. Located 12 km from Pahalgam, despite being a small village Aru Valley is captivating with its scenic meadows and activities like horse riding, hiking and trekking. This place is an excellent choice for people looking to spend their holidays in luxury as well as those looking for some adrenaline pumping adventure. During the winter months, Aru Valley becomes a winter wonderland covered with snow as far as the eyes can see. This makes it a perfect place for skiing. Aru is one of those places which simply leave you in awe of nature, beckoning you to visit it time and again!

Experience Time: 1-2 days

Distance: 6 kms

Betaab Valley

Previously known by the name of Hagan Valley or Hagoon, the Betaab Valley in Pahalgam is a breathtaking combination of picturesque surroundings that is encircled by mountains full of tall deodar trees and pine forests, with the Lidder River flowing right through it. The valley is located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Pahalgam in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The valley got its more recent and attractive name from a famous Bollywood movie that was shot here and has been attracting a large number of tourists ever this. The Bollywood connect of the valley, coupled with the scenic views that the place offers, have made the area a popular tourist destination. The valley falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi on the way to the Amarnath Temple Yatra and is one of the three angelic valleys of Pahalgam, the other two being Aru and Chandanwadi. Sprawling fertile pastures, snow-capped mountains and meandering streams are characteristic of this valley and add to the aesthetic appeal of this place. Apart from being well-known for this stunning landscape, the valley is also a renowned as a famous trekking base and camping site for travellers who want to explore the nearby regions or set out for the Amarnath Yatra. The beautiful valley is the dream destination for every photography lover since practically every nook and corner of this place is the perfect spot for capturing photos. Being a precious jewel of Jammu and Kashmir tourism, the Betaab Valley is one amongst the handful of places that should be visited. The heavenly pleasures of nature can be enjoyed here without any disturbance or pollution, while the sights of the coloured flower beds and the musical sound of the birds further add to the beauty and splendour of this place.

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Distance: 16 kms

Kolahoi Glacier

Situated over the Lidder River, Kolahoi glacier is a hanging glacier known for its breath taking views. While the only way of reaching this glacier is though trekking, one can also hire ponies or horses for some parts of the journey. The terrains to reach the glacier are extremely challenging and are not advised to be undertaken by inexperienced trekkers.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 30 kms

Lidder River

Located in the picturesque beauty that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is, the Lidder River is a glacial river that originates from the Kolahoi glacier. Flowing through the valleys of Pahalgam, this mighty river is a sight to behold and is a popular tourist hotspot as well. The crystal clear water houses many different varieties of fish and is also used for irrigation purposes. The peaceful aura of this destination combined with its scenic beauty makes it a quaint picnic spot to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. The Lidder river of Jammu and Kashmir is the perfect spot to relax and unwind away from the chaos of city life. A nature lover's paradise, the blue water of this river against the backdrop of lush mountains is a sight to sore eyes. Experience the raw beauty of the region here as you take long walks along the banks of the river. Considered as one of the most important tributaries of the Indus, this river is the main source of water for the nearby Anantnag region which is only accessible by trekking. Other adventure sports that you can indulge in are white water rafting, angling, horse riding and fishing as well.

Experience Time: 2-3hrs

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Chandanwari

Chandanwari, located 15 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the famous Amarnath Yatra. It is also famous for the snow sledging on a snow bridge. The place is perfect to enjoy a picnic with your family and enjoy the natural beauty. Pahalgam is a popular hill station in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a very famous tourist destination, and many tourists visit the place every year. It is located on the banks of Lidder River. Chandanwari is best recognised as the place where the Bollywood movie "Betaab" was shot. Many modern facilities have come up here for the visitors. Treks in this region begin from Pahalgam, as the 35 km trail crosses through pinewoods to the Kolahoi Glacier.

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Mamaleshwara Temple

At a distance of about a kilometer form Pahalgam, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed purely of stone, by the then King Jayasima. The temple is marked as a significant place of worship in the region and draws pilgrims from all over the state.

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Distance: 2 kms

Amarnath Yatra

Pahalgam is also a host to the famous Amarnath Yatra which takes place each year during the month of Sawan (July to August). It commence from both routes, of Pahalgam and Baltal. Chandanwari which is around 15 km from Pahalgam is the starting point for Amarnath Yatra. Pahalgam to Chandanwari is easily accessible by taxi. From Chandanwari, pilgrims need to continue their Yatra on foot or on a pony, which takes at least 2 days to reach the cave and back, with an overnight stay in either Shishnag or Panchtarni.

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Distance: 6 kms

Lolab Valley

Lolab valley is in the northern district Kupwara of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lolab valley is studded with natural beauty and warm, hospitable locals. Minus the throngs of tourists. This part of Kashmir is as virgin as it gets.

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City Shopping

While in Pahalgam do shop for woolens, carpets, kaftans, Namaz prayer rugs, Kashmiri handicrafts and tea cozies. Zamindar-Home of Handicrafts, is a shop in Pahalgam where one can not only get carpets and Gabbas but also fantastic shawls and dress materials with some lovely Kashmiri embroidery.

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Distance: 31 kms

White River Rafting

Indulge into pure awesomeness in the rivers flowing in and around Pahalgam by rafting in its gentle gradients. A 2km stretch on the Aru branch of Lidder River is the popular rafting spot in Pahalgam. In Pahalgam, white river rafting generally starts in the month of June.

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Distance: 8 kms

Tulian Lake

Between the Pir Panjar and the Zanskar range is a sparkling blue lake, dotted by chunks of ice during the few times in the year, when isn't frozen completely. At an altitude of 4000m above sea level, the lake demands a 2-day trek from Aru to be reached. One can also hire ponies, available fro this trip to the lake.

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Distance: 25 kms

Panchtarni

A camper's delight, Panchtarni is one of the most scenic spots around Pahalgam. At a distance of 40 km from the town, it has a narrow path which when traveled leads to the Amarnath caves.

Experience Time: 2-3 days

Distance: 73 kms

Skiing in Pahalgam

Skiing in the mesmerizing terrain of Pahalgam is an experience you would not want to miss. After Gulmarg, this town is one of the best options that offer the true essence of Kashmir. Aru, situated a short distance from Pahalgam is the prime location of skiing bounded by enchanting landscape and abundance of tranquility making the activity of skiing an experience of pure ecstasy. Two-day Snow Festival in the town witness the tourist from all around the world showcasing winter sports.

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Trekking

With plenty of trekking trails, Pahalgam is the base camp for countless trekkers. Challenging mountain ranges, pristine lakes and plateaus make the region of Pahalgam suitable for all types of trekking. Best time to trek in Pahalgam is from April to June.

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Distance: 1 kms

Golfing

At an altitude of about 2400m above sea level, a nine hole golf course is sported by Pahalgam, also referred to as 'Plateau' by a lot of locals. One can also rent equipments here as well as enjoy the few refreshments available in the premises.

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