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Saloni Goyal

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4 reviewsPosted 2 weeks ago

Heart of Kashmir : Pahalgam

Pahalgam : A place close to not just my heart but my soul.
It's reminiscence always graces my face, takes away all the sorrows and takes me back to that panoramic Beauty ..
Pahalgam also known as Valley of Shepherds is a leafy paradise. It seemed like a woody heaven, in which resides a gem - a blue stream in the forest- The Lidder.
A perfect scene that will make you realise that you are now in what is actually called a heaven. Wherever you stop, the view will be captivating.
The ride to Pahalgam :-
It was a pleasant 3 hr ride from our hotel to Pahalgam. I still remember it was raining that day, but it further beautified our journey.
On your way, you'll find rich walnut laden trees, Pampore valley- air of which is laden by saffron growing all over, the redolent Apple valley - known for it's world famous kashmiri apples. The apples are rich in flavour.
Give yourself some rest there and savor the spicy apple chat, sweet Apple juice and yummy apple jam.
After a ride along the Lidder, you'll reach Pahalgam ..
What to see in Pahalgam :-
Pahalgam has many local sightseeing spots but for that you'll have to hire a pony. The horse owners will ask you a ransom of money but you need to negotiate a lot with them ..
But mark my words, that heck on a horse will be your best ride ever.
Just mount on it and they'll take you through umber- brown forest. As you'll venture deeper into tangled heart of this forest, it would reveal it's secrets to you ...
Spot 1 :- Kanyan Marg
Kanyan - in Kashmiri it means stones. The pandavs took stones from here all the way to Srinagar to build the famous Shankaracharya temple.
Spot 2:- Waterfall
The most breathtaking of all is this whirring waterfall. The most scenic of all. I wasn't able to take my eyes off it. It was glowing and rumbling. It rushed down the mountain, roiling and bubbling, bur ling and churning.
Just sit there and have a sip of tea.
One can spend hours there, just relaxing and appreciating the beauty with soothing waterfall sound and Himalayas in the backdrop.
Spot 3 :- Debyn
Spot 4 :- Kashmir valley
Trotting a little more comes a meadow.
The Alice in Wonderland types
It looked as if it had stepped from the pages of a story book. The grass was Eden-green and sky was a feast for the eyes.
All I wanted to do was, lay and look at the valley down there. The skippering mountains made it a paradise.
Spot 5 :- Mini Switzerland/ Baisaran valley
Yes a Switzerland in India ...
A long dark medow surrounded by dense pine forests that gave it a green carpet look, providing a contrasting Hue to the snow capped peaks of surrounding mountains.
Horse ride
It all your way on a horse ride, you'll encounter numerous turquoise blue streams, making their way through the forest. All about this place is, the further you'll go, the more mystical and spell bounding it will become.
" Hold on to these moments, because they are once in a lifetime experience. And remember them forever. "
After coming down, go to park island, rest there and enjoy the Lidder flowing all around you ..
The scenic Lidder
I still remember Irshad bhai (our taxi driver) telling me, " yeh jagah aapki rooh choo le gi "
And that's what it exactly did.
I left Pahalgam teary eyed with these lyrics in my heart ..
" Iss tarah Aashiqui ka asar chodd jaaungaa,
Tere chehre pe apni nazar chodd jaungaa"
#BEWARE:- There will be many photographers roaming around you, hire them, but do negotiate and don't let them exploit you and don't accept any photographs in CD, get them transferred to your cell instead.
For booking packages contact:-
1. Snow fence tour and travels-
Abid Hussain Baba :-
For all you need, Abid bhai will be there for you to make all the arrangements.
Thank you snow fence for making this tour a memorable one.
2. Paris group of houseboats -Srinagar.
Waseem bhaijaan - 9906410499
They offer one of the best hospitality ...
3 hotel Rotana 9596041330
For a homely stay in Srinagar

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Basab Ray chaudhuriratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

122 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

God gifted place -Pahalgam

No doubt Pahalgam is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India. I visited Pahalgam in mid April. Night was very cool, temperature being close to 2 degree C. Located 90 kms from Srinagar, drive through picturesque surrounding will take you to Pahalgam in 3 hrs. Last 20 kms you will find the Lidder river on your left. Altitude of Pahalgam is about 8990 ft. The town has been developed in the Lidder valley. There are many hotels of different standard in Pahalgam. I will suggest to stay in J& K Tourism cottage. It will give you the best feeling of staying in a hill in the mist of nature.

Aru, Betab valley, chandanwari, Lidder river and Baisaran are the popular sightseeing locations. From Pahalgam you may also take a day trip to Martand, Kokernag, Achabal and Anantanag. 3 nights are adequate for Pahalgam. April to June and September to November are the best time to visit Pahalgam.

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