Pahalgam is located at an altitude of 2130 m at the confluence of a stream from Sheshnag Lake and the River Lidder in Kashmir. Once a shepherd’s village, Pahalgam is now a fully developed hill resort and has some good hotels and tourist amenities. The hill station is also the base camp for the pilgrimage to the Amarnath Caves. It is a popular tourist destination. Pahalgam is not a mere hill-station. It’s a recreation resort. It’s like going into the lap of nature to do many things – one of the best – that “do-nothing”. You want to have a romantic trip with your beloved, want to get together with you family, and have what they call a ‘quality’ family time, you want to do those little interesting things with the family and kids, like take a pony ride, just picnic next to a beautiful river, just lie down under the sun next to your ‘hut’ with fresh breeze blowing, and read a book, or have a game of cards. Go to a cosy market and have a cup of coffee, or eat normal not-cooked-at-home food.


Attractions at Pahalgam

Aru Valley:

This small village, 48 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the trek route to Lidderwat and the Kolahoi glacier. It lies on the left bank of the Aru river. Aru is a beautiful village inhabited by Gujars. People live in log huts with their flocks of sheep and goats. The village offers outstanding views of the hills.In Aru, one can either experience Pony ride in this charming place or enjoy the thrilling experience of camping amidst outstanding nature. .


Betaab Valley:

Betaab Valley is located near Chandanwari and it is a popular tourist spot. The name is given after the release of a Bollywood movie “Betaab Valley” and it is named so as most of the shooting of the films was done in this area. The mountains are snowcapped with rushing streams and beautiful colored willow trees. The warmth of the sun along with the perfect sightseeing environment makes it an ideal spot for the canvas artist.
It is also the best place to spend the vacations and during the tourist seasons lots of tourists visit in this place. From Pahalgam, it is a walk-able distance. The water is pure and crystal clear as well as chilly. There are several streams that flow down from the snow covered hills to the valleys below. This water is drinkable and the locals prefer to use it for their household activities. There are few spots of attractions that lie nearby like the Tulian and Baisaran lakes.

Trout fishing is famous in Betaab valley. You can see lots of waterfalls and streams of water flowing from here and there. This is a perfect visiting spot for the nature lovers and you can also capture beautiful sceneries in your camera here.


Chandanwari, lying 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra. Mostly people trek this route in the months of Sawan according to the Hindu calender (July to September). Chandanwari is the mountain lake of Sheshnag. Amarnath Cave is just 6 km from Chandanwari. The cave and holy shrine at Amarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva. Its main attraction is the natural Shivalinga formed by an ice stalagmite

Located at a walking distance from Pahalgam, Mamaleshwara Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This small temple has a square shaped tank made of stone. The temple is believed to have been built in the 12th century or even earlier..


Sheshnag Lake:
This greenish blue lake remains covered with snow till June. Located at a distance of about 13 km from Chandanwari, the lake is 11,330 ft above sea level. The place has seven peaks which together look like the head of Sheshnag (the sacred snake in the Hindu mythology). The lake is known for various sports activities.


Baisaran is situated in Pahalgam in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is located at 5 km away from Pahalgam. Baisaran has great scenic view of the city along with the Lidder valley. The place is nearly 150 m over the sea level and streams flow over the grazing lands and the view of pine trees are simply superb.
If you want to visit this place, you can hire ponies to trek away from market, close to the Pahalgam bus stand. The weather is pleasant enough and as a tourist you can enjoy the climatic condition to a supreme degree.
The main event or you can say festival of this place is Amarnath Yatra. So you can go to Baisaran whenever you would like to visit Amarnath. From the month of July to October is the right time when you can choose Baisaran as your destination for spending vacation.

Verinag  :
Verinag is situated at a distance of approximately 80 km from Srinagar. Reached through the link road, it is located at a height of 1,876 m. It is believed that the Verinag spring in Kashmir is the chief source of the river Jhelum. There is an octagonal base at the spring, surrounded by a covered passage. The Mughal Emperor Jehangir started the construction work on both the base as well as the arcade. It was during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan that the work got completed. There are remains of Mughal pavilion and baths in Verinag, down the stream to the east.


From Martand Temple just another 10kmr road through apple orchards and awesome scenery en route, take us to Achabal Garden with the famous spring located on a hillside in the town of Achabal town, about 69 kilometres southeast of Srinagar. A summer retreat for the Mughals, the garden is the work of Nur Jahan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Built c. 1620, and later remodelled, between 1634-1640 by Shah Jahan's daughter Jahanara Achabal ("the places of the princes") is also called "Begamabad"

The spring gushes out of the earth, as if it is issued from the bottom of some well with tremendous force. The water is so abundant that it ought rather to be called a river than a fountain. It is excellent water, and as cold as ice. The garden is very handsome, laid out in regular walks, and full of fruit trees apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry. There are trout fish ponds nearby taken care of by Fisheries Department of J&K Government. There is a lofty cascade which in its fall takes the form and colour of a large sheet. The garden is segmented into three terraces, with a central water stream along the north-south axis that features three fountain basins. There are two walkways on either side of the axial water stream. Smaller side water channels to the east and west parallel the principal axial stream, and receive water from a stream running east-west on the third terrace.


Achabal the road winds up and slowly takes to higher altitude to famous Kokernag spring. This is at a distance of 21 km form Achabal. The Kokernag is spring is actually 5 small springs water coming underneath the hill like form 5 toes of a Chicken (hence Kokernag)The water is highly medicinal and has digestive properties .There are lawns bedecked with flowers and also wild flowers growing in the periphery of the spring area. Government Huts and eateries can be availed and even for styling overnight if one wishes so .Some private accommodation has also come up and can be checked using the local tourist office .

Mattan :
Mattan is famous for sun temple at a distance of 32 Kms form Pahalgam, the Mattan water gushes out underneath the Mattan Temple and goes in to the two springs which have fish which is treated as Holy Fish by Hindus hence not eaten. Opposite it the Mattan springs is the Shai Hamdhan Park with huge Chinar trees (sort of Maple trees) and other spring built by Mogul Emperor adding to the beauty of this is of Mattan























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