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Pahalgam (Kashmir)

At an altitude of 2,130m and about 95-km from Srinagar, Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the Kashmir valley. Since it is rather lower than Gulmarg the nighttime temperatures do not drop so low and it has the further advantage of the beautiful Lidder River running right through the town.

Pahalgam is an ideal place for an adventure sports enthusiast. It offers wonderful treks, skiing, mountaineering and camping sites. Facilities for roller-skating, table tennis, badminton and cards are available at the Pahalgam Club. One can take a temporary membership at the Pahalgam natural golf course.

En route to Pahalgam one comes across the beautiful Lidder Valley with tourist spots at Mattan, famed for its springs and the hillside cave shrine of Aishmuqam. The river Lidder is an angler's delight and even an amateur can catch a rainbow trout from the rushing streams. The large brown bear is a natural inhabitant of the thick forests. Pahalgam is in Anantnag district which is famous for Kashmir handmade "gabbas" and exquisitely designed wooden toys.

Pahalgam is the base camp for pilgrims going to Amarnath Cave.

 

Sightseeing 

Baisaran (5 km: 2,438m)
Pine forests dot this meadow which presents a picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains. The snow covered Tulian lake at an altitude of 3353 m is 11kms from Baisaran.

Amarnath Cave

Pahalgam is the base for the religious trek to the abode of Lord Shiva. A narrow spiralling path from Panchtarni leads to the Amarnath Cave. The massive ice shivlingam is visited by thousands of pilgrims between July and September.

Aru
The little village of Aru is actually the first stage from Pahalgam on the trek to Lidderwat and the Kolahoi glacier. It makes an interesting day walk from Pahalgam, following the Lidder river for Pahalgam, following the Lidder river for 11-km upstream. The main track, which also can be taken by car, is on the left bank of the river. There is also a less used, and more difficult path, on the right bank. At Aru one will often find the Gujars, living in their log huts with their flocks of sheep and goats, en route to the higher sheep and goats, en route to the higher pastures for the summer.

 

How to Get There 

The nearest Airport is in Badgam Distt. The nearest rail head is at Jammu.

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.

 
 

 
 
 
 

Hotels In Kashmir

Hotel Welcomgroup (Kashmir) || Hotel Broadway (Kashmir) || Hotel Centaur (Kashmir) || Hotel Shabnam (Kashmir) || Hotel Akbar (Kashmir) || Jammu Ashok || Grand Palace Inter.

  

Tourist Attractions (Kashmir)

Shankaracharya || Khir-bhavani || Hari Parbat || Jama Masjid || Nishat Bagh || Sun Temple || Pari Mahal || Pahalgam || Dachigam || Hazratbal || Dal Lake || Gulmarg

 


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