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Pahalgam- The Valley of Shepherds.
Pahalgam is a town in Anantnag district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pahalgam is located at an altitude of 2130 m at the confluence of a stream from Sheshnag Lake and the River Lidder in Kashmir. Once a shepherd's village, Pahalgam is now a fully developed hill resort and has some good hotels and tourist amenities. The hill station is also the base camp for the pilgrimage to the Amarnath Caves. It is a popular tourist destination. Pahalgam is not a mere hill-station. Its a recreation resort. It’s like going into the lap of nature to do many things - one of the best - that "do-nothing". You want to have a romantic trip with your beloved, want to get together with you family, and have what they call a 'quality' family time, you want to do those little interesting things with the family and kids, like take a pony ride, just picnic next to a beatiful river, just lie down under the sun next to your 'hut' with fresh breeze blowing, and read a book, or have a game of cards. Go to a cosy market and have a cup of coffee, or eat normal not-cooked-at-home food, or shop some of the exquisite of Kashmiri handicraft.
How to reach Pahalgam:-
Pahalgam is accessible from road. There is, of course, no rail road. Pahalgam is 45 kms before Srinagar (at Khanabal). Or fly into Srinagar, or drive first to Srinagar and then drive to Pahalgam - which is 96 kms away. It take 2-3 hours.
Pahalgam is also associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari (2,895 m), 16 kms from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of Sawan (July to August). The road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is on fairly flat terrain and can be undertaken by car. From Chandanwari onwards the track becomes much steeper, and is accessible on foot or by pony. About 11 kms from Chandanwari is the mountain lake of Sheshnag (3,574 m), after which, 13 kms away is the last stop, Panchtarni. The Amarnath cave is 6 kms away from there. During the month of Sawan, an ice stalagmite forms a natural shivling in the Amarnath cave, which waxes and wanes with the moon.
Pahalgam is the base of a major trek that passes along Aru and Kolohi Glacier
Pahalgam Club has a 9-hole golf course, which can be used by tourists. Golf sets can be hired on the spot.