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Pahalgam Tourism

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Tourism in Pahalgam

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Pahalgam Attractions

One of the most important, and probably the most beautiful as well, Pahalgam Kashmir is a must-visit destination for anybody visiting Kashmir and other nearby destinations. Located at an elevation of 2,470 meters above sea level, Pahalgam is home to some exotic flora and fauna, from the rare and much-valued saffron strands to the huge musk deers. It is a good place to visit with friends, family or solo, since it has something or the other to offer everybody from shopaholics to nature enthusiasts, from thrill-seekers to those seeking peace!

When talking about Pahalgam sightseeing, there are plenty of options available, no matter what your interests are. From rolling meadows that are covered in wildflowers in the summers and soft snow in the winters to placid lakes that invite a round of paddle boating; from views of lofty glaciers to local markets full of little trinkets that visitors take home as warm reminders of a trip that went well.

Pahalgam tourism is all about nature; the places to see here in that regard include the Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary, where wildlife can be observed up close and personal. Spot the brown bear, musk deer, wild rabbits, owls, lemurs and birds of various kinds. This used to be hunting grounds for years, for the kings and then the British. It was later turned into a small but beautiful bio reserve in order to protect the swiftly dwindling fauna there. Today, it is a popular spot to spend a few hours in the midst of the wilderness.

On a trip to Pahalgam, travelers love to spend time ensconced in the lap of nature at one of the sublimely beautiful valleys in Pahalgam. Aru Valley and Betaab Valley are where people head to first. Aru Valley is characterized by tall grasslands, thick forests and meandering streams, punctuated by glacial mountains, whereas Betaab Valley, the site of multiple Hindi movies, is characterized by wildflowers and rolling hills till as far as the eyes can see. Lolab Valley, a little far from Pahalgam, is also a good place to visit for feasting the eyes on myriad shades of green.

As a part of any well-planned Pahalgam sightseeing tour, planning the commute within the town is imperative. Pahalgam is full of good commuting options such as ponies, taxis and shared vehicles for tourists and locals. Ponies are available at registered agencies, but taxis and shared vehicles are available at most tourist spots, as well as the main town center.

The town center of Pahalgam is a good place to look for accommodation since it can be treated as the main hub for all sightseeing trips. There are plenty of eateries here that serve authentic Kashmiri cuisine as well as other popular dishes. The local market is also right in the heart of the town, providing easy access to everyday needs as well as souvenirs. Tourists love to splurge on handicrafts on a trip to Pahalgam, from exquisite dongra jewelry to figurines made of walnut wood, from authentic pashmina shawls to Kashmiri kahwa, from delicately woven carpets to traditional, fragrant spices.

For those thinking about Pahalgam as a destination to spend a few days, rest assured, utter contentment will be achieved. It is a peaceful place to spend a couple of days, and take in the bounties of nature all around, before moving on to other places.

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Travel to Pahalgam

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By Air

Though, there is no airport in Pahalgam, you can still board a flight to Srinagar International Airport, which is about 95 km from the hill station. Once you arrive in Srinagar, you can hire a taxi, or avail the services of bus or shared jeeps to get to Pahalgam. There are a plethora of flights, such as IndiGo Airways, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and other airlines to help you get to the hill station not only from Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu, Leh, Indore, and Bangalore, but also from other parts of the world.

By Train

With proximity to two railheads- Jammu and Udhampur, it is quite easy to figure out how to reach Pahalgam by train. Being connected to other prominent regions of the country, such as Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai, Rishikesh, and Kanyakumari, these railheads make it quite easy for you to get to Pahalgam via train. As you reach reach one of the stations, you can hire a taxi, or get on a bus to get to the hill station. The nearest railway station to Pahalgam is Udhampur, which is located at a distance of about 217 km, while Jammu railhead is around 285 km from there.

By Road

If you are someone seeking a road journey while navigating Pahalgam map, then there are numerous taxis available from Anantnag which can drop you off at the hill station in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Apart from that, there are plenty of buses that you can board from Anantnag, Jammu, and Srinagar to reach there.

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    This beautiful hill station is located just 88.5 km away from the summer capital Srinagar. It takes approximately 2 hours 28 minutes to complete the journey.

    Here’s a list of places that offer heartwarming cuisine in Pahalgam.

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    • Cafe log Inn
    • Dana Pani
    • Nathus Rasoi

    Note that only post-paid networks operate in the Pahalgam area. Almost all major mobile service operators work here.

    Yes. Pahalgam does experience snowfall during the winter season. If you want to experience snowfall, then visit here in the duration of December to February.

    No. Srinagar does not experience snow in the month of June. Thus, you cannot experience snowfall in Pahalgam at this time of the year.

    Famed for its warm hospitality, Pahalgam is a safe place to explore by tourists. All you need to bear in mind to take some precautions, as is needed while visiting any new place. 

     

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