Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the
Kashmir valley. Pahalgam is a situated at the
convergence of the Lidder Lake and the Sheshnag Lake. At
a height of 2,130 m, Pehalgaam hill station is a
spectacular sight. At one point of time, the hill
station used to serve as the village of shepherds. Even
today, this one-time village with splendid views stands
untouched by the ravages of progress. Pahalgam now
counts amongst the premier resorts of the Kashmir
Since it is rather lower than Gulmarg the nighttime
temperatures do not drop so low and it has the further
advantage of the beautiful Lidder River running right
through the town. Pahalgam is situated at the junction
of the Aru and Sheshnag Rivers and surrounded by
soaring, fir-covered mountains with bare, snow-capped
peaks rising behind them. The Aru flows down from the
Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag from
glaciers along the great Himalayan. At the confluence of
the streams flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag
Lake, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with
breathtaking views. Now it Kashmir's premier resort,
cool even during the height of summer
Chandanwari is located about 16 kms from Pahalgam. It is
famous for its snow bridge. This is the starting point
of the Amarnath yatra, which takes place every year
during July-August. The road from Pahalgam to
Chandanwari is on fairly flat terrain and can be
travelled by car. From Chandanwari onwards the track
becomes much steeper, and is accessible on foot or by
Chandanwari, the next stoppage is at Shehsnag. The
mountain lake of Sheshnag is situated about 11 kms from
Chandanwari. The waters of this greenish blue lake are
covered with ice till June.
Panchtarni is the last stoppage of the Amarnath Yatra.
Panchtarni is located about 13 kms away from Sheshnag.
It is the confluence of five streams that gives
Panchtarni its name. A narrow spiralling path from
Panchtarni leads to the Amarnath Cave. The Amarnath cave
is 6 kms away from there.
Mamal is one of tiny village in Pahalgam. A Shiva temple
is also situated here, which is considered to be one of
the oldest existing temple in Kashmir, dating to the 5th
is a charming meadow that can be reached by walking
along a mountain path. The Lidder river disappears at
Gur Khumb and reappears after 27 mts.
Baisaran is one of the most beautiful place in Pahalgam.
Baisaran is situated about 5 kms. from Pahalgam. The
huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran is surrounded by
thickly wooded forests of pine which presents a
picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains.
Geography of Pahalgam
Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in
Anantnag district in the Indian District of Jammu and
Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination, and every
year, many tourists visit Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is located at 34.03° N and 75.33°E.It has an
average elevation of 2740 meters (8989 feet).
Arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth, the
town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers you
breathe taking views.
How to reach Pahalgam
By Air: The nearest airport is located in Badgam
By Rail: The nearest railway station is located
By Road: Pahalgam can be reached from Srinagar and