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Location : 84 Kilometers North of Kashmir
Known As : Land Of The Shepherds
Highlights : Shrine At Aishmuqam, Chandanwari, Sheshnag Lake, Aru Meadows
Mostly Visited For : Amarnath Shrine Cave
Pahalgam Flower Garden
A Flower Garden in Pahalgam

To See : Glistening Glaciers, Sheshnag Lake.
Must Try : A Ride To The Famous Shrine On A Pony.
Adventure Options : Trekking, Hiking, Rafting, Angling, Pony Ride, Skiing, Sledging.
Getting Around : Tulian Lake – 11 km, Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, The Temples Of Mattan.
Must Visit : The Famous Pilgrimage Center, Amarnath Cave.
Pilgrimage Gateway : Amarnath Yatra.
Important Distances : Srinagar – 90 km, Jammu 315 km, Chandanwari – 16 km.
Must Experience : Trek From The Famous Routes of Baltal To Pahalgam Or Pahalgam To Sheeshnag.
To Shop : Gabbas and Namdas From Local Shops.
Getting There : Air – Srinagar, The Nearest Airport Is 90 km Away.
Rail – Jammu Is The Nearest Railhead and Is About 300 km Away.
Road – NH1 Connects It To The Rest of The Country And Various Bus Services Are Available.
Where To Eat : Lolaab Restaurant – Indian, Kashmiri, Chinese, and Gujarati Cuisine
Hotel Heaven – Indian, Chinese, Gujrati, And Kashmiri Cuisines.
Where To Stay : Hotel Pine and Peak , Hotel Pahalgam, Hotel Mountain View.

Incredible Journey to See Kashmir

Pahalgam – A Jewel Among Kashmir Hill Resorts

What was earlier called as the shepherd's village is todays most beautiful, unspoiled and developed hill resort in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Located at an altitude of 2130 meters, and 95 kilometers from the Srinagar city this hill resort is situated on the confluence of the two streams flowing from the Lidder River and Sheeshnag Lake. The cedar forests, growling river Lidder, glistening glaciers, refreshing winds and the snow clad mountains that form the backdrop of the paradisaical beauty describe the natural splendor of this hill resort. Have a tour to this place and exhaust yourself in the excellency of its beauty and adventure options.

Gateway to Amarnath Cave

Amarnath Yatra From Pahalgam
People Heading for Amarnath Yatra

A holy journey to the abode of the lord Shiva starts from this very point and serves as the base camp for the yatris or pilgrims intending to visit Holy cave of Amarnath. The flat terrain that leads to Chandanwari is the last stop for the motor able road and onwards the journey is to be taken by foot.

The devotion of the pilgrims makes trekking on the difficult mountainous terrain as smooth as walking on flyovers. Pony walas, Dandi walas and potters who accompany the pilgrims also serve as their guide and walking over snow clad mountains, playing with the ice balls and the holy chants that bring enthusiasm to the pilgrims color the canvas of nature with variant hues. And nothing compares to the zeal and gaiety of the devotees who travel thousands of kilometers to see the Shivlingam formed naturally in this sacred cave. The best time to take pilgrimage to this cave is July/August that is the month of Sawan according to Hindu calender. It is said that the Shivlingam waxes and wanes with the phases of moon. Taken a pilgrimage to this sacred destination and besides enjoy the adventurous days trekking, pony ride, eating at langars and sleeping at camps and most of all the places you come across while trekking on the mighty mountains like Chandanwari, Sheshnag Lake and Panchatarni.

River Rafting In River Ganges

Adventure In Pahalgam

River Rafting Jammu Kashmir
Tourist Indulging in River Rafting

Take a tour to this place and you will remain spell bound by the majestic charm of this hill resort. Tourists from all around the world visit this celebrated place to take a trek to the lush green forests that cover the mighty mountains and provide shelter to many endangered animals. In this heavenly place you can take a pony ride while you are tired of trekking on high mountains. Hiking, rafting in the ladder river, playing a game of golf in its natural course, skiing and sledging and angling are the best adventure sports that you can have in this place. Come and enjoy what you could have only imagined or dreamed about and this palace where you can realize your dream.

Find Yourself In The Lap of Heaven

Heavenly Pahalgam
Heavenly Pahalgam

If you are a naturalist or discern adventurer this place will definitely blow your mind with its majestic beauty and the tranquilizing environment will sooth your soul. A trek on then famous routes of Baltal to Pahalgam or Pahalgam to Sheeshnag and return are the tracks that have found mention in many books of travelers, Pahalgam club, golf course, sledging and the pony ride are the basic attractions of this place. Further you can also go for a pilgrimage to Amarnath ji from this place during Sawan. The Jammu and Kashmir State Government facilitates the safe and comfortable journey of the pilgrims by registering the name of pilgrims, pony walas, dandi walas and providing the camps en route. Enjoy your meals at langars and achieve the spiritual nirvana by offering your prayers at the abode of Lord Shiva. Srinagar is the closest airport and is just 90 kilometers from Pahalgam.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Pahalgam

Chandanwari Pahalgam

Specimen of Heaven – Pahalgam
Pahalgam is a place that has been bestowed by nature with all things that makes a place most beautiful, its lush green meadows, verdant woods, roaring rivers, snow capped mountains, colorful wild flowers captivates the senses of every visitor. Control yourself from getting lost in its charm.

Houses Amarnath Cave
This place has the privilege to house the naturally formed stalagmite Shivlangam, one of the most important shrines of Hinduism. Pilgrimage to this shrine is taken only in the month of July and August. Visit this cave shrine to achieve the spiritual enlightenment.

Heaven for Adventure Lovers
If you are a lover of adventure you can participate in the adventure sports like rafting in the white waters of Lidder River, hiking and trekking on snow covered mountains and lush green meadows, fishing for trout fish and playing golf on natural course.

Nearby Attractions
On the way to Pahalgam from Srinagar you can visit the temple at Martand and the shrine at Aishmuqam, Chandanwari, Sheshnag Lake, Baisaran, and Aru meadows are other attractions in proximity that you can look for when on visit to Pahalgam.

Ideal Holiday Place
Stay in camps on the banks of river Lidder and enjoy your holidays with the optimum excitement in the natures wilderness. You can also stay at the hotels that offers you the best services and facilities making your holiday more exciting.

Best Selling Yatras (Tours)

» Incredible Kashmir

Kashmir Visit A fascinating journey to the panoramic Kashmir Valley along with the adventure activities and sighseeing of the Lakes, Gardens and Hill Stations.
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Tour Pin: 11SY-003

» Safari to Ladakh

Ladakh-Safari A bone chilling adventure trail to the elevated heights of Himalayan ranges in Ladakh along with a cultural Buddhist tour to the monasteries and temples.
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Tour Pin: 11SY-012

» The Taj and the Hills

Taj Mahal , agra The Unique tour to explore the glorious Taj Mahal and further mounting up the hills to excavate the beautiful hill stations offering great adventure.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Pin: 7SY-018

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