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A Hill Resort with with Breathtaking Views


A Hill Resort with with Breathtaking Views

Pahalgam Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, Pahalgam (2,130 m) Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25oC.

Pahalgam offers a range of Hotels and Resorts to suit your particular needs and the market has some of the renowned restaurants offering vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. In view of the annual pilgrimage of Shri Amarnath Yatra, it is advisable that the hotel/ resort acclamation arrangement in Pahalgam should be made well in advance. If you wish to avail our help to get you some of the most suited Hotel/ Resort accommodation, you may kindly place your request for Booking Hotels & Resorts in Pahalgam and we will get back to you with best possible information.

Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. Pony fares are posted at prominent locations.

The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow 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 movie scenes.

Pahalgam has within it no fewer than eight tiny villages, one of which is Mamal. There is a Shiva temple here, generally considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century.

Pahalgam is also associated with the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari (2,895 m), 16 kms from Pahalgam, is the starting point of Shri Amarnath 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. Shri Amarnathji 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.

For information on the annual pilgrimage of Shri Amarnath Yatra, kindly refer to the Shri Amarnathji Yatra Link, which contains detailed information on the registration requirements for intending Yatris, the facilities provided and arrangements made by the administration, the routes of yatra, "do's and don'ts", background of the Yatra etc.

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