Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri
Best Season: Apr - Nov
Weather: Summer 5 to 40°C, Winter -14 to 24°C
Altitude: 2740 m
Pahalgam is a hill station most sought by the 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.
Pahalgam is a famous shopping place for woolen products. It
forms a part of the region in Asia where Saffron is growing.
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.
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 are equally eye catching.
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
Pahalgam-Suru Valley, Boktal Pass, Lonvilad Gali are all
perfect trekking trails connecting Pahalgam. Pahalgam serves
as the base camp for many trekkers. Mountaineering routes and
trekking trails are all challenging for the adventurous
travelers. Day treks and hikes are usual tourist activity in
Breathtaking Kolahoi Glacier which goes via Aru is one of the
most popular trekking route. Trek from Pahalgam to Chandanwari
and to Sheshnag lake, trek from Sonamarg to Pahalgam are all
really worth experiencing.
Pahalgam is renowned
as a tourist destination in which one can enjoy the sports
Golf. It has a nine hole golf course located at the top of the
Pahalgam valley perched at a height of about 2400 meters above
the sea level. The golf course is in the vast expanse of large
plain region. This plateau region is ideal for working out
best golf play.
How to Reach ?
The nearest airport to Pahalgam is at Srinagar. It is placed
at a distance of about 95 km from Pahalgam. Srinagar is air
connected to Delhi with regular flight services.
Pahlagam is connected by Jammu and Kashmir state owned road
transport corporation buses. Pahalgam is well connected to
Srinagar (95 km, Rs. 50) by buses. Special luxurious buses
will also be available from Jammu and Srinagar to Pahalgam.