Jammu and Kashmir are called the dream place of India because it is everyone’s dream to come to this place, the reason for this is the beauty of this place which is no less than a paradise. Kashmir is also called the heaven on earth and in Kashmir itself, there is a beautiful place named Pahalgam which is known for its beauty all over the world. Pahalgam is known for its beautiful ice-covered hills, ice fields, and deodar trees.
Pahalgam is one of the main tourist places of Kashmir, every year millions of people come to Pahalgam to spend their holidays. Pahalgam comes under the Anantnag district of Kashmir and is 95 km away from Srinagar.
Pahalgam was once a town of shepherds.
Pahalgam was earlier the place of poor people grazing animals, these people used to make their living here. Pahalgam itself means the village of the shepherds. But due to its beauty, it was later declared a tourist place. Today, millions of people come to see this place every year due to its beauty and pleasant environment here. Seeing the language, food, and clothing of this place, the glimpse of the culture of this place is clearly visible. Here Hindi, Urdu, and English languages are spoken more.
Games and activities worth doing in Pahalgam.
The beauty of Pahalgam attracts people here, apart from this, there are many other activities here that attract people’s attention. This place is a very happy place for young people, youth can do many adventurous and daring games and activities here.
Here you can trek on the snow-capped mountains. People from all corners of India and abroad come here to enjoy trekking. Pahalgam is well known for the game of golf, here there is a fair ground for golf. Golf games are played here and golf training is also given. If you are fond of playing golf, then Pahalgam will give you a lot of pleasure and you can also learn the game of golf here.
Horse riding is also another important and adventurous activity of Pahalgam and you can enjoy horse riding here. You can also bet on horseback riding here. Here you can also camping and enjoy night camping.
In which season should you visit Pahalgam?
The climate of Pahalgam is worth visiting throughout the year and the cold winds and beautiful hills are worth seeing every season. The time from June to April is very pleasant and pleasant. By the way, the view of the snowfall of Pahalgam is very spectacular and if you are willing to see this view, then the climate of February is the best from November.
If you are talking about the best time of Pahalgam, then July and August are the best time, at this time pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra.
Pahalgam is the perfect place for photography and video shoots.
Pahalgam is a great place for photography lovers, there are many such views that you can capture on your mobile and camera. The rivers here, its plains, and the high mountains and valleys covering it are all perfect for photography.
You can make the moments here memorable forever by making a video with your camera. Many films have also been shot here.
Famous tourist places of Pahalgam
Pahalgam has many places which have brought you to visit. Here we are going to tell you about some important tourist places in Pahalgam.
Mamleshwar Temple is a very ancient temple located in Mamal Village of Pahalgam. this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is a 12th-century temple. People have unwavering faith in this temple, whoever comes to Pahalgam, definitely goes to Mamleshwar temple. It is 1km away from Pahalgam.
Sheshnag Lake is a lake of pure and clear water of Pahalgam, this lake comes to Pahalgam through a series of Himalayan mountains. It is one of the beautiful lakes of Pahalgam. The distance of this lake from Pahalgam is 32km.
The Aru Valley of Pahalgam is a great place for trekking enthusiasts, along with you can also do horse riding here. The beautiful green flowers, plants, and beautiful valleys here attract people’s attention even without wanting them.
The distance of Betab Valley from Pahalgam is about 15 km, this place is known for its snow-covered mountains and beautiful valleys. There are also a lot of Deodar cedar and pine trees, which get covered with ice in winter.
If you have come to Pahalgam, then definitely visit Chandanwari, there are many places worth visiting here. Chandwari is just 15kms away from Pahalgam. It is also the starting point of Amarnath Yatra, people who go to Amarnath Yatra pass through this.
Tulian Lake is covered with ice for most of the year, seeing it and it seems as if a white sheet of ice is lying. This beautiful lake is at an altitude of 3353 meters. This lake is also known as ‘Taraseer Lake’. It is 15 km away from Pahalgam.
The ice festival is organized every year in Pahalgam in January and February Months. This festival is organized by the government of Jammu and Kashmir. Many adventure activities like horse riding, ice skating, skiing, and sledding are done at this festival.
How to reach Pahalgam?
By Air: Srinagar International Airport is the nearest airport to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is 96km away from here. This airport is well connected to other important cities like Jammu, New Delhi, Mumbai, Leh, Amritsar, and Bangalore. From the airport, you can reach Pahalgam by taking a bus or taxi.
By Train: Udhampur railway is the nearest railway station to Pahalgam. The distance from Udhampur railway station to Pahalgam is 217km. However, Jammu is well connected to cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kanyakumari, Indore, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, and Rishikesh. Jammu is 285 km from Pahalgam.
By Road: You can also come to Pahalgam by road. Srinagar is well connected by roads to all the cities of India. If you want, you can come here by booking your own vehicle or taxi. State bus services are available from Anantnag, Jammu, and Srinagar to Pahalgam
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Other places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
- Nishat Garden
- Dachigam National Park
- Vaishno Devi Dham, Katra
- Aru Valley
- Kishtwar National Park
- Dachigam National Park
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
- Nubra Valley
- Suru Basin
- Betaab Valley
- Hari Mahal Palace