Pahalgam Tourism

Pahalgam Tourism

Pahalgam Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Anantnag
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.

Pahalgam is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Jammu and Amritsar.

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Kannevenavishal Vishal

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  • Kannevenavishal Vishal
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  138 readers

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  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2017
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Dishant Shah

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  • Dishant Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1514 readers

"Very Beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2017
I Have Recently Visited Pahalgam, Base Camp of Amarnath. Very Beautiful place. Here you Can Enjoy Horse Riding. Pahalgam has 3 different valleys to visit. Many old film shootings are scheduled her. People frequently come here to enjoy skiing from very high valleys.
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Payalgangwal

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  • Payalgangwal
  • 35 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  26742 readers

"One of the awesome experice ..."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2016
We went Pahalgam and stayed there 1 day. We had an horse riding to climbed up on the mountain which is the only option to reach on hill. There were no any taxi nor any other wehicle goes up to high on mountain. So we booked 2 horses after some bargaining. It was an awesome experience to ride on horse to climb up on mountain. The beauty of nature on the way of hill was superb. But it was quite risky as well to riding on horse because of it's way which too dangerous also due to have no any proper way or road. We had all the way fun afterall.
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Kamal Rao

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  • Kamal Rao
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 51 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  17727 readers

"Pehalgam"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2016
Really this place is mini Switzerland. Betab Valley is rich in very natural views. Very good place to visit specially for couples or travelling in group. Market of pehalgam is very cool and awesome. Lots of hotels in pehalgam no worry for night stay. Good food is also available specially of Delhi dhaba. Weather of this place became very pleasant and peaceful during summer. I recommend to avoid visiting pehalgam during Amarnath yatra during that time streets becomes little messy, unable to locate good hotels. Overall it's good place to enjoy
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  • 2 votes

Harleen kaur

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  • Harleen kaur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  881 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jul 11, 2016
Betab valley and Aru valley was awesome. However Chandanwadi was a mess because of Amarnath Yatra. In route to Pahalgam there is Apple valley. Good distinction to eat and shop. Betab valley is very good spot to spend time. However you must select hotel carefully. Services in substandard hotels are very poor so you even don't want to spend even a night.
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Ashish Shukla

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  • Ashish Shukla
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 280 photos
  • 67 Reviews
  •  115 helpful votes
  •  38208 readers

"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 9, 2016
One of the most beautiful places in Kashmir, is Pahalgam. Its majestic beauty enchanting and mesmerizing. Each view in the valley Pahalgam is a treat and picturesque. You can go for a pony ride to 7 points for Rs. 1500 per person to visit this lovely place, which is also called as Mini Switzerland.
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Deepak Singh

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  • Deepak Singh
  • Lives in Dehri-on-Sone
  • 7 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2525 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2016
Amazing place specially for couple, one of the best place in J&K for honeymooners. Clam and quite, in evening on the bank of Lidder river you take a dinner with your love ones. Its give you a amazing experience and memorable time which you spend with your life partner.
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 20 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  40862 readers

"Pahalgam .. Truly heaven on earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2016
We reached Pahalgam from Katra by innova in about 10hrs journey full of scenic beauty and long Kahaleel cave .. After rest at night morning was very beautiful . . Icy air, chilled lidder river flowing near my hotel and beautiful flora and people of Pahalgam. We sat for sometime near river and then hired taxi for local site seeing as Jammu vehicles were not allowed for most of the points. Firstly we reached basecamp fr amarnath yatra. It we covered with snow .. Then we visited betab volleyball a well maintained park in lap of beautiful nature .. Followed by we reached aru valley-average place to visit .. In all pahagam is must visit pkace
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Manoj Misra

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  • Manoj Misra
  • Lives in Varanasi
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  2554 readers

"Excellent traveller destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
Pahalgam is one of the best destination of a traveller in India. Scenic beauty, landscape, lidder river coarse, mini switzerland, Betaab valley, Aru valley all are excellent. Must visit place. In Aru valley paragliding was very good. Horseback riding within hilly forest was very romantic.
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Rishi ahuja

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  • Rishi ahuja
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1140 readers

"Very beautiful exotic and serene"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 5, 2016
A must visit place for everyone who visits kashmir, with lidder river gushing speedily and flowing beautifully around the mountains creating a picturesque memory which will stay with you for a very long time. Places like aru chandanwari and betab valley are one of their kinds. If visiting Pahalgam would suggest tourists to stay near Pahalgam main market where good options for stay include the evergreen Pahalgam hotel, woodstock hotel etc. These are situated on the banks of lidder river and offer all facilities for nearby activities.
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