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1Kashmir- Spectacular natural beauty at Pahalgam
Kashmir- Spectacular natural beauty at Pahalgam

HolidayIQ reviewer Manoj Mishra says, "Pahalgam is one of the best destination for a traveller in India. Scenic beauty, landscape, 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." 

HolidayIQ reviewer Rishi says, "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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2Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country
Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country

HolidayIQ Traveller Aditya Mandloi from Indore says, “I found Pahalgam as the most beautiful, spiritual and relaxing place as compared to Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonamarg. It has the mountains, river, valleys, good hotels and what else one needs.? I truly would like to visit the place again. It's a bit crowded on weekends due to local tourists and hence please take at least 2 to 3 days for the place else you won't be able to enjoy it to the fullest. River rafting was also an overall a different experience.”


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3The scenic Betaab Valley famous for movie shootings
The scenic Betaab Valley famous for movie shootings

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh shares, “Beautiful plateau and also quite adventurous

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijay Phirke shares, “A scenic vale, a dream destination for every photography lover - Betaab Valley

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shailendra Singh adds, “A scenic mountain slope with an amazing view This is one of the top attractions of Pahalgam so people come with all sorts of crazy expectations often.


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4The idyllic setting of Pahalgam
The idyllic setting of Pahalgam

A beautiful hill station in Jammu & Kashmir, Pahalgam with its lush slopes and clear air is the perfect place to take refuge from the civilization. With otherworldly places like the Betaab valley and the Tulan lake, it will recharge you in a caouple of days.

HolidayIQ reviewer Ravinder says, “The place is too awesome. Any couple that wants a peaceful romantic place should go to Pahalgam. It is heaven on the earth and should be visited in June.” 


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5Kashmiri pride
Kashmiri pride

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh shares, “Beautiful plateau and also quite adventurous. In a recent trip to Kashmir, we stayed in the Pahalgam. We made a few trips, including the ascent to the beautiful plateau Baisaran. Many tourists took advantage of the ponies that stop next to the main square near Nathu Rasoi”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallab Ghosh says, “Beautiful lake at a high altitude. I visited Tullian lake which is located about 16 km from the main taxi-stand of Pahalgam. One may reach there on a horse (pony). The last lap of the journey is through rugged mountains. A good trekking skill is helpful. ”  


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Saloni Goyal

Saloni Goyal5.0/5

4 reviews

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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  • Heart of Kashmir : Pahalgam
  • Heart of Kashmir : Pahalgam
  • Heart of Kashmir : Pahalgam
  • Heart of Kashmir : Pahalgam

Er. rahul

Er. rahul5.0/5

184 reviews


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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