Pahalgam: Must Visit Place

 Pahalgam: Must Visit Place

Let Me Introduce You Pahalgam:

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Pahalgam is the most popular tourist destination in Kashmir. It's the most-visited place for the people who come to visit Kashmir. The main reason for its fame is its scenic beauty and the fact that it provides an ideal setting for a number of activities such as hiking, trekking, and fishing. Lying in the lap of the Himalayas, it is blessed with a beautiful landscape and a host of activities to keep the tourists entertained. Its picturesque landscape and mild climate have made it a must-visit place for tourists visiting Kashmir. Situated at a height of 13,500 feet above sea level, Pahalgam is the must-visit place for nature enthusiasts and adventure junkies. The pine-clad hills, the meandering Liddar River, and the glittering white peaks of the Himalayas serve as a breathtaking backdrop to the myriad activities on offer. The town offers plenty of activities for people of all ages, from hiking and trekking to fishing and exploring nature, a visit to Pahalgam is a must for all visitors to Kashmir.


A town is also an ideal place for nature lovers and adventure junkies Pahalgam is the starting point of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath. It is a must for all visitors to Kashmir. It offers a lot of activities, such as hiking, trekking, and fishing. . Pahalgam is a beautiful town located on the banks of the Liddar River. It is also home to the famous Pahalgam temple, which was built in the 16th century. It is also the town of the famous Amarnath festival, which is held every year in the months of June and July. The town has plenty of hotels and lodges to choose from, which offer a comfortable stay to tourists visiting the town. 

Pahalgam, known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’, is a famous hill station in Jammu and Kashmir where many films have been shot. Standing at the confluence of the Zanskar River and the Pahalgam River, this hill station is a paradise for trekkers. There are many lakes, streams, and waterfalls that provide a perfect place for recreation.

Amarnath Cave

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The Pahalgam-Chandanwari-Amarnath route is preferred by tourists trying to reach the mountain cave of Lord Shiva. The town also holds an amazing two major attractions- the Pahalgam Hill Station and the Amarnath Cave. The town is also home to the famous Chandra Devi temple, which is located on the top of Pahalgam Hill. The town is full of natural beauty and is home to different ethnic groups. It is a popular destination for Kashmiri Hindu pilgrims who are visiting the Amarnath Cave. As such, there are many hotels and resorts where travelers can stay and experience the culture and the scenery.

However, many of the hotels and resorts are on the pricier side, while the budget and mid-range options often don't quite meet everyone's needs. The JKTDC huts offer the best views of the region and provide ponies for transportation. The Amarnath yatra is a religious pilgrimage in the Himalayas of India. During the months of March-November, most hotels are booked on account of pleasant weather. In comparison to the hotels that are fully booked during this period, budget hotels are less expensive.

The Amarnath yatra is a 12-day pilgrimage to a cave in the Himalayas, in which a Shiva lingam is enshrined. During this period, most restaurants in Kashmir serve vegetarian food, due to religious restrictions. But the market area is filled with restaurants that serve delicious Mughlai delicacies, such as shahi paneer, rogan josh, naan, and roshogolla. When you're in Pahalgam, you can't help but notice the difference in restaurants. There are many hotel restaurants in Pahalgam that serve Indian and Continental cuisine, but the fast-food joints on the streets offer the best meal out there too. 

Places To Visit in Pahalgam:

Aru valley And Kolahoi Glacier

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The trek to Kolahoi Glacier can be said as the trek of a lifetime. This valley glacier is respected by the locals as the “Goddess of Light '' for being the everlasting source of water that is the major source of rivers such as Jhelum and Lidder. Aru valley is almost 12 km from Pahalgam and 11 km upstream from the Lidder River. Lidder is a 73 kilometers long river. It originates from the Kolahoi Glacier and joins the Jhelum River at Mirgund Khanabal at an altitude of 1,615 meters. Aru valley is known for its scenic meadows, lakes, and mountains and it is a base camp for trekking to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake.

Betaab Valley

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Betaab Valley got its name from a famous movie. Do you know what it's called? Betaab Valley is located about 15 kilometers from Pahalgam in the district of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. It got its name from the film, which was also shot here. It's known as Hagan Valley or Hagoon, but has since come to be known as Betaab Valley and is an incredibly popular tourist destination because of that movie. Visiting the valley offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities with its lush meadows, mountains, and dense vegetation. This valley is an amazing place for a photographer to work with beautiful scenery.

 

Baisaran Valley

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Baisaran Valley or you can call it mini Switzerland in Kashmir is located just 5 kilometers away from Pahalgam in the Anantnag district. It is famous for its picturesque beauty. It has a beautiful green meadow on a hilltop with dense pine forests and snow-capped mountains.

 

Visit Pahalgam for a memorable holiday 


Now, How Can You Reach:


By Air:

Srinagar International Airport is the nearest airport to Pahalgam, which is located 96 km from Srinagar Airport.


By Train:

Bijbehara is the closest railhead to Pahalgam. Bijbehara is located at a distance of almost 45km from Pahalgam.


By Road:

Pahalgam is well connected to Jammu and Srinagar via a good network of roads. State bus services and private buses are available in Jammu, Srinagar, and Anantnag. Taxis are also available to reach Pahalgam.


 


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