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Travel Destination Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

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Location  96-km South West Of Srinagar, Kashmir Region, J&K
Altitude  2740 meter
Language  Kashmiri & Hindi
Best Time to Visit April to November

About Pahalgam

96 km from Srinagar, heralded by gushing silvery streams of icy water and by densely wooded mountains. As the road winds along, Pahalgam appears round a corner against a background of snowy mountains and glistening glaciers. One of the most beautiful hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is located in the high Himalayas in the Lidder valley. Pahalgam is an ideal destination for hiking, trekking and fishing. Pahalgam is the starting point of the holy Amarnath Yatra that takes place every year.

Pahalgam and the region around were under the Mughals in the medieval times. Later Pahalgam came under the Kingdom of Kashmir and was ruled by the Hindu rulers before independence.

Adventure Sports in Pahalgam

It is the scenic beauty of Pahalgam that attracts tourists to this beautiful hill resort. The river Lidder flows near Pahalgam and there are many scenic spots around the river that can be visited. Saffron plants in the area present beautiful views. One can see the saffron plant in full bloom in November. Pahalgam is an ideal destination for trekking and hiking. Exploring the scenic beauty on the horseback is an exciting experience in Pahalgam. The snow capped peaks in the backdrop offer wonderful views.

Trekking and hiking are the two adventure sports that you can enjoy when in Pahalgam. The trekking trails lead to some of the exotic locations as you pass through virgin pine forests and mountain streams. The river Lidder offers a wonderful opportunity for fishing. One can sit for hours and enjoy fishing.

Visiting Season Pahalgam

Summer is the best time to visit Pahalgam. However, the place can be visited during the annual Amarnath Yatra in July-August.

Places to Interest Around Kashmir Valley

Gulmarg & Sonamarg

The large meadow of Gulmarg is 52 km south-west of Srinagar at 2730 m. The name means Meadow of Flowers and in spring it's just that. Also once a popular trekking base, Gulmarg used to be India's premier skiing resort. M o r e  I n f o.

Pahalgam

Pahalgam is about 95km east of Srinagar, at an altitude of 2130m.  At the junction of the East and West Lidder rivers, Pahalgam was a popular trekking base before the present roubles. The Sri Amarnath Yatra (pilgrimage) endures, however, and each year in July/August thousands of Hindu pilgrims approach the Amarnath cave from this area.

Amarnath Cave (Pilgrimage)

The pilgrimage destination of Amarnath shrine is located inside a cave in the Himalayas. in Kashmir the mythological and historical importance of this sacred place according to mythology is the fact that lord Shiva recounted the secret of creation and immortality to the Goddess Parvati in this cave. This secret is of immortality is known as the amar katha and according to legend lord Shiva made sure that no living being was around when he narrated this story to the Goddess Parvati.

Srinagar

Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. M o r e  I n f o.

Sonamarg

Sonamarg is a place of enthralling beauty. Three lakes viz Kishensar,Vishensar and Gangabal can be viewed from Nichnai Pass. 20 Kms east of Sonamarg is Zoji-La Pass at 3540 mtrs which leads into Ladakh Plateau.

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