Pahalgam prominently known as ‘The Valley of Shepherds’ is situated at a height of 2130 m over the sea level in the midst of great Himalayan range. Considered a gem in the Lidder Valley, Pahalgam mirrors a pleasant picture of entire Kashmir valley as it offers charming surroundings, undulating meadows, Pinewood forests and alluring views. It is a well known traveler destination, and consistently, numerous visitors visit Pahalgam.
Best Places To Visit:
Betaab Valley: Betab Valley is an exceptionally prominent tourist destination encompassed by rich green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with thick vegetation. Betaab Valley is additionally a most loved campground of voyagers as it likewise serves as a base camp for trekking and further exploration of the mountains.
Aru: Aru Valley is a little yet independent picturesque town noted for its scenic meadows. It is famous among the voyagers for its serene surroundings and grand magnificent.
Baisaran: Baisaran is a rich green meadow covered with thick lush forests of pine, and gives a perspective of the wonderful snow-clad mountains that encompass it from all sides.
Martand (Mattan) Sun Temple: Mattan temple is a famous Hindu religious place which was once an important pilgrimage seat of Kashmiri Pundits. It has excellent Shiva Lingam that is protected inside of a block structure encompassed by a crystal clear pond.
Chandanwari: Chandanwari is the starting stage of the Amarnath Yatra, which happens each year in the month of Sawan (Rain). It is renowned for snow sledging on a snow bridge. Chandanwari is additionally known for its natural attractions. It offers best outing spots and is reachable by road.
Some other great places to visit in Pahalgam are: Tulian Lake, Lidderwat, Hajan, Mamaleshwar Temple, Aishmuqam, Panchtarni, Sheshnag Lake, Kolahoi Glacier, Pahalgam Golf Course, Tarsar Lake and Shikargah.
Best Time To Visit:
Summer – May To September
Winter – November To February