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Pahalgam, which is in Jammu and Kashmir’s western Anantnag district, is well-known for its shepherds and serves as a base camp for travelers to the revered Amarnath cave. Popular tourist destination and hill station Pahalgam is located in Kashmir. The deep pine and cider forests of Pahalgam are a brown bear’s natural habitat.
Pahalgam’s culture is a stunning fusion of Kashmiri and Mughal traditions. The Pahalgam Festival, folk dance, handicrafts, gastronomy, and culture are all rather obvious. Ghazals and Kashmiri music are well-known in Pahalgam. The original Kashmiri cuisine, which features delicacies like Dum Aloo, Rogan Gosh, Modur Pulao, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Lyodur Tschaman, etc., may be enjoyed in Pahalgam.
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Nearest Airport: Srinagar
How to reach: By Air/Road
Famous for: Scenic Beauty, Saffron farms, Hiking, Trekking and Fishing
Best time to visit: Mid-April to mid-November/July-August during the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath.
WHAT TO SEE
Pahalgam Golf Course
Places of Interest:
River Lidder: The biggest draw for tourists in Pahalgam is this 73-kilometer-long river, which is great for fishing. The water is a clear shade of blue. With great beats for brown trout and rainbow trout, the fishing season begins in April and ends in September. For one individual to be permitted to fish at the River Lidder, a 3-day permit is issued.
Betab Valley: This valley, which is 15 kilometers from Pahalgam, was given its name after the film Betaab. Mountains covered with snow and lush green meadows encircle the Betab valley. The valley is located between the Pir Panjal and Zanskar Himalayan Ranges. The Betab Valley, a well-liked tourist destination, serves as a base camp for trekking and exploration. It’s beautiful to see the stream’s pure, chilly water bubble down the snow-covered slopes.
Aru Valley: Aru Valley is a tourist spot located around 12 kilometers away from Pahalgam. It is popular for its lush green meadows, lakes, and mountains. During the winter when the valley receives huge amounts of snowfall skiing and heliskiing are practiced near Mt. Kolahoi, the largest peak in the valley. Other tourist activities include fishing in the Lidder River, hiking, sightseeing, and photography.
Pahalgam Golf Course: Located about 100 kilometers away from Pahalgam, this golf course is astonishing and will surely take your breath away with its beauty and design. Surrounded by soaring high snow-clad mountains this golf course is a must-visit tourist spot in Kashmir Pahalgam. The ideal time to visit this golf course is from May to October.
Anantnag: Anantnag is located 53 kilometers away from Pahalgam. It is the third-largest city in Jammu and Kashmir. Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki is one of the oldest mosques in the city, built around 1400 CE, another major attraction of the city is the Martand Temple which was built in 500 CE. Both the mosque and the temple are important archaeological sites of Pahalgam.
Srinagar: Srinagar is the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir, located in the Kashmir valley on the banks of the Jhelum River. It is Popular for its Kashmiri tradition, handicrafts, and dry fruits. The city is also known for its natural environment, houseboats, and waterfronts.
Sonmarg: Sonmarg hill station is located in the Ganderbal district. It is popular for organizing yearly river rafting tournaments with the participation of teams coming from abroad as well.
Trekking: The most well-known hiking routes are the Pahalgam-Kolahoi walk through the Aru hamlet and the Pahalgam-Chandanwari trek to Sheshnag Lake. You may overnight hike from Aru to the surrounding alpine lakes of Masar and Sonasar to Tarsar Lake during the months of June and early October. The Lidderwat to Sikwas and Sanmus to Sumbal routes are used for longer treks. In most guesthouses in Aru, you can arrange whole treks on horses or with horsepeople for a reasonable price.