In this travel guide article whe have coverd Must Visit Places in Pahalgam, Places which are worth to visit in Pahalgam and some of places should be in your itinerary.
About Pahalgam: Pahalgam means the village of Shepherds, it’s around 94 Kms from Srinagar situated in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir, The road to Pahalgam is very scenic and the Lidder river which flows along with road makes it very mesmerizing. Enclosed by lofty peaks and the owner of lush deep valleys covered with coniferous trees, Pahalgam is one of the best hill stations in Kashmir for family vacationers, Honeymooners, and Nature lovers. The mesmerizing tourist attractions and pleasant climate of Pahalgam allure a crazy number of tourists from around the world.
On the way to Pahalgam you will visit the Pampore town also known as land of Golden threads because of the richness in Land which grows Saffron and makes it one of the two places in world, After the saffron field you will reach to the very long market of Kashmiri Dry Fruits and Spices, you can have pit stop here for 10 to 30 minutes to explore the varieties of Kashmiri Dry fruits, and don’t forget to Taste the Kashmir TEA known as KEHWAH made with 11 Spices, Also Read: What is KAHWAH and why is it famous?
It is not just a hill station in Kashmir; Pahalgam can rightly be called a recreation retreat, offering all sorts of activities to suit the varied preferences of all kinds of tourists. To help you out during your visit to Pahalgam, the blog about the best places to visit in Pahalgam enlists some of the most famous tourist attractions in and around Pahalgam that you can visit with family or individual.
10 Best Places to visit in Pahalgam
- Aru Valley
- Betaab Valley
- Baisaran Hills
- Golf Course
- Mamleshwar Temple
- Tulian Lake
- Sheshnag Lake
- Kolahoi Glacier
- Lidder River
1. Aru Valley
Aru Valley is around 12 Kms from Pahalgam town, Aru Valley is an ideal place to visit in Pahalgam, Surrounded with Kolahoi Peak which is part of the Great Himalayan range, and is located 21 km north of Aru near Pahalgam.
Aru valley is not only famous among nature lovers, It also offers a chance to adventure enthusiasts who can enjoy such adventures activities in Aru Valley Pahalgam as Trekking, River Rafting, Camping and mostly famous is Trout Fishing.
2. Betab Valley
Betab Valley is around 15 Kms from Pahalgam Town, Betab Valley, was earlier known as Hagan Valley, was renamed after a bollywood movie “Betab” was shot here in 1983.
Betab is one the most famous and visit valleys of Pahalgam along with Aru Valley, Betab Valley and Chandanwari the trio is called ABC Valley a complete package offer by Pahalgam Taxi Union Stand.
A small stream which flows in the middle, pleasant weather and scenic surroundings makes it a piece of Paradise. Shepperd’s and their child are seen caring Lambs & Parrots for photographs in exchange of Rs 20-50.
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4. Baisaran Hills
Baisaran Valley is around 5 kms from Pahalgam town, Baisaran is also known as Mini-Switzerland of Kashmir, can be only visited by foot or pony rides which is a hell of adventure.
A valley covered with Lush greenery and thin pine forests describes it well, making it a worth visiting place.
Baisaran is also in the mid-point of very famous Tulian Lake Trek, some trekker start trekking for Tulian lake at above 3353 meters and setting there camps there.
5. Golf Course
Lidder Valley Golf Course is an ideal destination for professional golfers to hone their skills, compete at an ideal sporting extravaganza where hard battles are fought to reach glory and with the natural makeup it provides, golfers get perfect doses of confidence booster. Situated at an altitude of 7250 feet in the picturesque of town Pahalgam, the 18-hole Lidder Valley Golf Course serves as an ideal sporting when you will it is virtuous ambience, created for a plateau on the bank of Sheeshnag tributary of Lidder Valley River spread over 142 acres of land the Golf Course place tour length of 7000 yards
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6. Mamleshwar Temple
7. Tulian Lake
Tulian Lake lies amid Pir Panjal and Zanskar mountain ranges. Located at an altitude of 3353 meters above sea level, Tulian Lake is a highly picturesque lake in Pahalgam. This lake is top-rated among trekkers and camping enthusiasts.
The trek route starts from Pahalgam (16 km), with a halt at the beautiful village of Baisaran and finally, the lake where trekkers set up their camp and enjoy some of the most mesmerizing views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
If you are into trekking, there is also an option of pony riding. One can also spot large pieces of ice floating on the serene waters of the lake.
08. Sheshnag Lake
One of the most mesmerizing sights near Pahalgam, Sheshnag Lake, is 0.7 km wide and 1.1 km in length. That is also a sacred site as it is connected to Sheshnag. Located 27 km from Pahalgam town, Sheshnag Lake is settled at an altitude of 3658 meters above sea level. Around 11 km from the scenic valley of Chandanwari, this greenish-blue lake falls on the route of Amarnath Yatra.
This delightful lake remains covered with ice till June. The lake is rich in marine life, including brown trout. The verdant meadows make it appear green in color.
09. Lidder River
Known as an important tributary of River Indus, the Lidder River is a snow-fed river in Kashmir valley, 73 km long. Flowing through Pahalgam town, this river offers excellent opportunities for rafting and angling in it.
Lidder River is also the primary water source for Anantnag. If you are an angler, you can catch fishes like Shuddgurn, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, etc., but you must bring your angling equipment.
White water rafting in the Lidder River is a must for every adventure lover who likes to carry some fantastic memories of the Pahalgam trip.
10. Kolahoi Glacier
Kolahoi Glacier lies below the Kolahoi Mountains and above the Lidder Valley. This 5 km long hanging valley glacier is 5 km away from Pahalgam town. It is spread over an area of 11 sq km. And this glacier lies at an elevation of 4700 meters and is Kashmir’s largest glacier. A portion of the Kolahoi Peak, this glacier is the source of River Lidder. A prime trekking attraction, this glacier offers a stunning view of the surroundings.
The trek to Kolahoi starts from Aru, around 10 km from Pahalgam. This trek is challenging, passing alongside the banks of Lidder, trekking under snow and dense conifer forests. The perennial course of the water is locally known as Gwash Brani. The best time to visit Kolahoi Glacier is the summer season.