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Pahalgam - Perfect place for Adventure Lovers

Base camp for the pilgrimage of Amarnath Temple

Pahalgam is a beautiful hill station situated in the Anantnag District of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Also called as the “Shepherd’s Village”, Pahalgam is a famous hill station in the Kashmir valley located at an altitude of 2,740 m above the sea level.

Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Pahalgam is also famous as the base camp for the pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath. During summers, the beauty of Pahalgam looks picturesque with greenery all around. It is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate yourself. You can go for long walks and enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful Himalayan Ranges.

Pahalgam is a perfect place for those who love adventure, as one can enjoy various adventurous sports like skiing, trekking, river rafting, hiking, fishing, etc. Snow Festival is the most popular event in Pahalgam as it aspires to promote adventurous sports in the town. In Pahalgam, tourists can also enjoy playing table tennis, badminton and cards at the Pahalgam Club. One can also play golf and shop for woolens and the beautiful handicrafts of Kashmir. Tourists can also enjoy eating the delicious Kashmiri cuisines in the restaurants or at the local roadside dhabas.


Places of Interest

Below are the main places of attraction:

  • Aru Valley

  • It is popular for its breathtaking scenic beauty and peacefulness, which is located around 12 Kms from Pahalgam in the lap of nature.

  • Baisaran Meadow

  • Also known as 'Mini Switzerland', which is surrounded by pine forests.

  • Betaab Valley

  • It is located around 15 Kms from Pahalgam and surrounded by lush green meadows. A famous tourist spot where Bollywood movie 'Betaab' was shot.

  • Chandanwari

  • It is the starting point to the Amarnath Yatra.

  • Kolohoi Glacier

  • A hanging glacier.

  • Lidder River

  • It offers white water rafting trips.

  • Pahalgam Golf Course

  • 18-hole Golf Course in Pahalgam.

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Best Time to visit Pahalgam

The best season to visit Pahalgam is from April to June; but if you want to enjoy the snow, then the ideal time to visit is from December to February.

How to reach Pahalgam

The nearest airport is in Srinagar, which is about 96 kms away from Pahalgam; and the nearest railway station is in Jammu, around 280 kms away from Pahalgam.

To see other famous tourist places in Kashmir, check out: Tourist Places in Kashmir.

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