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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Anantnag
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri
Best Season: March - Nov
Weather: Summer 11 to 25°C, Winter -5 to 14°C
Altitude: 2740 m
Pincode: 192126
STD code: 01936
Astounding for the mesmerizing natural beauty, Pahalgam valley is located at the confluence of Lidder River and the streams originating from serene Sheshnag Lake. The valley is located 96 km from Anantnag district. At an altitude of 2,130 m above sea level, this lush green valley is most sought by travelers seeking relaxation and leisure.

The valley offers breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Himalayan Ranges. Pahalgam is the base camp for the renowned pilgrimage to Amarnath and also a famous shopping place for woolen products. It forms a part of the region in Asia where Saffron is growing.

Pahalgam valley is perfectly suitable for adventurous activities like golf, horse riding, trekking and many water sports. The unexplored undulating hilly terrains and the plain valley regions included in Kashmir tour packages are equally eye catching.

Baisaran, a calm and attractively beautiful meadow, is a nearby attraction. This meadow is located at an altitude of 2,438 m above the sea level. Snow clad mountains and lusting pine forests add the beauty of this meadow. One can have breathtaking views of Pahalgam valley and the Lidder river valley from this hilltop. Snow covered Tulian Lake is another impressive spot for natural views located nearby Pahalgam.

Lidder valley with mind blowing and eye catching natural views, the snow flowing river Lidder and the ancient temple Mamal Shiva temple are all very attractive nearby attractions in Pahalgam. Pahalgam offers all necessary facilities for the tourists to have a rejuvenating and impressive vacation travel.
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Amarnath Yatra - Pay Homage to the Immortal Lord

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Plan a pilgrimage tour to Amarnath and pay homage to one of the most revered site in the world. More than thousands of religious people come here every year to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva.

Jammu and Kashmir - The Journey to the Mystical Mountains

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Jammu and Kashmir is the replica of heaven on Earth and is famous all over the world for its ethereal beauty. Enjoy a holiday in Kashmir to experience the best of nature and man made attraction.

Travel within city

Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and is located in the northern parts of the state. Since, it is situated at an altitude of over 2000 feet, the travel options are limited.

Some of the local travel options are ponies, taxis and getting around on foot.


Ponies and tongas are a fun way to travel for short distances. They are usually found in the city center and are an inexpensive option. However, travelers may have to sacrifice comfort. They are a popular mode of transport among the locals. They cost around Rs 50.

Government Bus

Local buses are also available at certain places. However, they are slow and are generally crowded. Tickets cost between Rs 5 and 15 and they are the cheapest mode public transport.

On Foot

Traveling around the town on foot is the best option as many of the interesting sites are located close to each other.


Pahalgam is a nice shopping place for woolen products. There are many shops offering variety of things like shawls, carpets, clothing with the unique chain-stitch embroidery and farens (long woolen ponchos unique to Kashmir). Woolen products such as Gabbas and Namdas are also popular among tourists. Kashmiri handicrafts is another option to buy, in fact the place has something to offer for all kinds of tourists with varying tastes.

“Zamindar-Home of Handicrafts” is a shop in Pahalgam where one can not only get carpets and Gabbas but also fantastic shawls and dress materials with lovely Kashmiri embroidery.


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it'like a heaven. i anybody will visit over there he not brainstorm to return his home . god has cerated a beautiul heaven really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by gunjan 3 year, 48 days ago

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