Pahalgam

Why To Go

Kashmir is known as the crown jewel of Indian tourism because of its platter full of natural beauty. This land is compared as the heaven on the earth which is drawing a large chunk of domestic and international tourists for years. One of the popular hill stations is Pahalgam which lies within 45km distance in the district of Anantnag   in Jammu and Kashmir. This hilly hamlet lies at an elevation of 7200 feet on the banks of Lidder River.

Engulfed with lush greens, pristine land, deep green valleys and the famous Himalayan range, Pahalgam is a perfect retreat to your vacation.

Chandanwari, a place near to Pahalgam, is the starting point of famous Amarnath shrine yatra for which the path opens only for a selected time. The hilly town is covered by coniferous type of forests which has some of the rich vegetation in the area. Some of the species found in this region are hangul, musk deer, serow, brown bear, leopard, rhesus macaque, grey langur, Himalayan mouse hare, etc. Some of the migratory birds along with domestic bird species like griffon vulture, monal, snow cock, koklas, blue rock pigeon, Kashmir roller, European hoopoe, jungle crow etc are available aplenty.

Travel Tips

Though you may visit Pahalgam any time of the year, the period between March to November is the best time to visit Pahalgam as the weather is good for outdoor activities. Summer season is a perfect time for trekking and enjoying the romantic natural beauty. Stay indoor after sunset if possible. If you are an adventure lover and want to enjoy skiing then winter is the best season for you to visit Pahalgam. Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories are a must during winter time. Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.

Things To Do

The scenic beauty of the valley along with the tall snow kissed mountains are the greatest attractions of this region. Adventure lovers can take a rafting experience on the Lidder River with the help of a guide. Several paths criss-cross this high valley with several trekking routes. Angling and fishing community can concentrate on the Mahseer catching fantasy with the hope of getting one for sure. Camping and picnic on a sunny day can bring a lot of enjoyment during the stay also. A visit to Aru village and Betab Valley which are named after two of the Bollywood movies canned here can bring further joy to everyone. There is a Golf course at this hill station which is available during the spring and summer time for the play. Much to the delight of shopaholics, Pahalgam is a brilliant place to buy woollens, Jamawar shawls, and authentic Kashmiri handicrafts. The main market in Pahalgham has a myraid of shop selling at affordable prices. Whether you are looking for some excitement or solely visiting the place for some relaxation, Pahalgam has got some interesting activities for you. Savour your taste buds with local cuisines like Matschgand, Kaant, Syloon Olav or sweet Polao like Modur Pulaav, etc.

Getting Around

Rental cars is one way to explore the area. Public buses are available also. Another way to commute within the hilly town is by ponies; however, walking is the easiest and best option.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

The nearest airport to Pahalgam is at Srinagar which is 91km away only. Major domestic airlines connect this city with other major metro cities of India on daily basis.

TRAIN

Udhampur Rail head is at a distane of 218 km from Pahalgam, and from there avail hired cars to reach Pahalgam. Alternatively, you may reach Jammu Tawi Rail station, which is at 257 km and then may avail private cars, buses to reach the town. A number of trains from Delhi, Kolkata, Pathankot, Amritsar etc. connect this rail head

ROAD

The roads around the Kashmir valley are well-connected with all parts of the state. A road from Srinagar via Khanabal and Bijbehera village connects this hill station. Another road from Jammu via Khanabal and Anantnag is connecting this area also. All types of rental cars, shared taxis are available. Excellent bus services including state transport are available in this route.

Find out a perfect

Surrounding Attractions

Surrounding attractions of Jammu and Kashmir like Kashmir, Sonamarg, Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Gulmarg, Dal Lake, Sheshnag Lake, Leh can be visited from this hill station. Religious people can take a trip to the Amarnathyatra also.
Rate This Tour:
5/5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *