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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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Pahalgam

With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home.
You will be wonderstruck by the sumptuousness of Pahalgam the moment you arrive at this pristine land. Little houses, green fields and farms of saffron, the valleys are green and very beautiful. You can go on fishing trips or trek on one of the plenty mountains that cover this place. The 18 hole golf course is set among the snow capped surroundings of Pahalgam and can make a really worthy experience to remember for long time.

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Pahalgam Overview

Pahalgam, a notified area committee, is a town in the Anantnag district. Located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is perched at an elevation of 2,740 metres above sea level. Pahalgam is the base camp for the pilgrimage to Amarnath and is about 95 kilometres from Srinagar.

Pahalgam is a situated at the junction of Aru and Sheshnag Rivers. Aru flows into the Kolahoi Glacier beyond Lidderwat and Sheshnag from glaciers along the great Himalayas. The destination initially was a shepherd village and was under the rule of the Mughals during the medieval times.

After the rule of the Mughal Empire, Kashmir was conquered by local Hindu rulers. The town remained independent even during the British era and later on was a part of independent India. The culture of the town can be witnessed in its food habits, clothes and religious beliefs. The diversity of the region is visible in the languages spoken, which include Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri and English.

The weather conditions in the destination are pleasant and mild in summers from April to June, while winters from November to February are cold and experience heavy snowfall. July and August see a huge crowd of pilgrims thronging Amarnath, the abode of Lord Shiva, as Pahalgam is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra. The best time to visit Pahalgam is during the months of mid-April to mid-November.

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