In the state of Jammu &
Pahalgam is situated at the junction of the streams flowing from Sheshnag
Lake and the Lidder river. Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's
village with astounding views. Today, Pahalgam is Kashmir's prime tourist
resort. It is cool even during the height of summer when the maximum
temperature does not exceed 25 degree C. Pahalgam is bountiful with many
places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep
hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking.
The Major Fascinating Sights At Pahalgam
The most beautiful of these is the huge,
unspoiled grassland of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of
pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot for a picnic.
Filmgoers will recognize it instantly as it has been the location of several
Pahalgam has eight tiny villages
within its surroundings, one of which is Mamal. There is a Shiva temple
here, generally considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating
back to the 5th century.
Amarnath cave :
The Amarnath cave is 6 kms away from there. During
the month of Sawan, an ice stalagmite forms a natural Shiva-Ling in the
Tarsar Lake :
It can be reached from Lidderwat. There are delightful camping sites and
flower meadows at Sikiwas, 24 kms from here. To reach the nearby Mansar lake
one has to cross a 243 mts high bridge.
Adventure Sports At Pahalgam
The ambience of Pahalgam offer exciting trekking opportunities, the
best known being Pahalgam - Chandanwari- Sheshnag- Panchtarni- Amarnath Cave
Temple- Sonamarg trek.
Pahalgam Club has a 9-hole golf course, which can be used by tourists.
Golf sets can be hired from the Tourist Office.
One can go for fishing in the Lidder.