Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India



Jammu and Kashmir, India

Pahalgam is a hill station in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mountain trails run northeast to Amarnath Cave Temple, a Hindu shrine and site of the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage. Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals including brown bears and musk deer. Northeast, the Lidder River runs through scenic Betaab Valley. Southeast, Tulian Lake is flanked by mountain peaks and often frozen.

Pahalgam Travel Tips

Pahalgam is famous for its scenic beauty and is the jewel of the picturesque Liddar valley in the high Himalayas. It provides an ideal setting for hiking, trekking, and fishing. It is also the starting point of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath.

Pahalgam Facts

Serving as the base camp during the Amarnath Yatra, the Pahalgam-Chandanwati-Amarnath route is preferred by tourists trying to reach the mountain cave of Lord Shiva. The town also holds an amazing two-day long Snow Festival that showcases winter sports like skiing, snow-sledging and many more which tourists can participate in. Other activities that tourists can indulge in are golf, trekking and angling.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

Srinagar airport is the closest domestic airport to Pahalgam which is approximately 95 kilometres away. The Srinagar airport is well-connected to other major cities like New Delhi, Jammu, Leh, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Some of the popular carriers are Spice Jet, IndiGo, Air India and Go Air. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a taxi or a cab which will take you to the town.

Train By Train

There are no train stations in Pahalgam. The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi, which is at a distance of 157 kilometres and is well-linked with most of the Indian cities. Some of the trains that ply regularly from the Jammu railway station are Uttar Sampark Rajdhani, Jammu Rajdhani and Jhelum Express

Car By Road

Pahalgam is well-connected with neighbouring cities of Srinagar and Jammu. Regular bus services are available from Srinagar and Anantnag. You can choose from the routine state-run buses or a special luxurious coach by any private vendor.

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