Know about amazing cool splendid & adventurous Summer Holiday at Pahalgam Jammu Kashmir – North India Hill Station

Pahalgam from the north Indian Himalayan peaks is the heaven of mountain lovers. Pahalgam with soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, gushing silvery streams of ice water, dense pine forests, whistling winds and refreshing cool air, is also famous as the Paradise of couple on honeymoon.
Adventure sports enthusiast also found Pahalgam an ideal travel destination as this popular and most visited summer holiday resort offers excellent facilities for wonderful trekking, skiing, mountaineering and camping.
Picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains and flower meadows are charming tourist attractions of Pahalgam travel. Pahalgam is also gateway to famous Amarnath cave pilgrimage, Chandanwadi, the starting point of Amarnath Yatra is at road distance of just 16 Km from the city.
Pahalgam, favorite summer holiday resort of the mountain lovers from all parts of world is located on the banks of river Lidder in the Anantnag district at road distance of just 45 KM from the Anantnag city.


Vital Tourist Information : Pahalgam

Location :
Pahalgam, serene and most popular hill resort of Kashmir valley, is located at distance of about 95 km is east of capital city Srinagar in the Anantnag district.


Mountain Range : The Great Himalayan Range


Altitude : 2130 Meters


Near By City : Srinagar


State : Jammu Kashmir [India]


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Honeymoon Destination
Gateway to Amarnath Yatra - Hindu Pilgrimage
Heaven of Adventure lover
Most visited Summer Holiday Resort


Weather & Climate :
The weather in Pahalgam is alpine, hill resort experiences rains in July and September and heavy snowfall during winter months from December to February.


Temperature :
During the summers temperature remains in range of between 12°C and 22°C, but during the winter heavy snowfall results in sub zero temperatures.


Tourist Season :
March to June [Summer Holiday] and for Amarnath pilgrims between July and September. Snowfall lovers prefer months of October - November for Pahalgam tour.


Spoken Languages :
Hindi - Urdu - Kashmiri - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Pahalgam famous for Kashmir handmade "gabbas" and exquisitely designed wooden toys and most of tourists takes these back home as the Pahalgam tour souvenir


Trekking/Excursions :
Lidderwat in dense forests is heaven of trekking lovers as this is the starting point for trek to the Sindh Valley. Kolohi Base for a three-day return trek to the Kolohi Glacier. Pahalgam-Sonamarg Trek is one of tourist popular trek.


Fair & Festivals :
Amarnath yatra [holy journey/ Pilgrimage] to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath is considered as the most celebrated fair of Pahalgam.


Travel Tips :
Tourist have various accommodation option according to life style and budget but still this is advisable to get confirmation of hotel accommodation in advance.


Must Visit Places :
Aru - Baisaran - Chandanwari - Kolohi - Lidderwat - Mamal [Ancient Shiva Temple] - Panchtarni - Sheshnag Lake - Tarsar Lake


How To Reach Pahalgam Jammu Kashmir [India]


Basic Travel Info :
Though there is option of having train journey to Pahalgam up to Anantnag railway station but still most tourist prefer Srinagar as the base for their Pahalgam tour.


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Recently train service is launched in the Kashmir valley so please check out with Indian railway website for the train journey to Shrinagar. In the past train journey was available only up to Jammu Tavi rail station which was nearest train halt for getting here.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Road travel to Pahalgam via Srinagar is a thrilling and exciting experience because national highway 1A, connecting Jammu with Srinagar have numerous curves and hairpin turns in world's most scenic surroundings.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For the air journey to Pahalgam Srinagar is the nearest city with airport.