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Pahalgam , Jammu And Kashmir

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Hill-station, Scenic, Adventure
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Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri and English
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About Pahalgam

Perched at an altitude of 7200 feet, Pahalgam is lustrous hill town in Jammu and Kashmir, the northern most state of India. Being a much famed tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam sees heavy footfall of tourists every year. Nestled on the banks of gushing River Lidder, Pahalgam is 45 km from Anatanag, the District headquarter. Lush green meadows, rippling streams, calm atmosphere makes Pahalgam an ideal place to rejuvenate our body and soul. Trekkers can have wonderful time here by exploring the track of 35 km long through pine forests. The famous Amarnath Yatra which is conducted in the month of July to August is strongly associated with Pahalgam Valley as the base point of the Yatra is closer to Pahalgam. As the town is located on the Indo-Pakistan border, Pahalgam residents can’t carry any arms with them and you can come across military persons patrolling the area. While trekking you can encounter the Brown bear, Langur, Himalayan mouse rabbit, Musk deer, etc. Pheasants and upland birds can also be spotted in the pine forests. Besides trekking, one can also indulge in trout fishing in the Lidder river.

Pahalgam Hotel, Hotel Senator Pine-n-Peak, Hotel Heevan Pahalgam, Himalaya House, etc. offer pleasant stay for the tourists. Most of the hotels in Pahalgam have their own restaurants. However, there are few other restaurants which provide you with scrumptious Kashmiri cuisines. The food in Kashmir includes bread, roti, wazwan style foods like Rogan Josh, Tabak-Maz, and Gushtaba etc. Also you should try the Kashmiri Tea (Kahwa) which is best of its kind. Few of the restaurants are Nathu Rasoi, Hotel Paradise, Volga Restaurant, Trout Beat, etc.

Pahalgam Stalls offers woolen shawls, carpets handicrafts, etc. at reasonable rates. You can also purchase tea cozies, wall hangings, sculptures made up of Apple Tree wood and others from Main Bazaar of Pahalgam.

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Government buses as well as private buses are available to take tourists for sightseeing.
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Pahalgam has a cool and pleasant climate in summers and very cold climate in winters. The best season for Pahalgam tourism is from March to November.

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