:- The valley of Shepherds
A place, famous for its beautiful picturesque, sightseeing and adventure activities.
Pahalgam, the valley of shepherds is one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the valley of Kashmir. The beauty is breathtaking and the place promises you to make your holiday one of the best trips you will ever have.
The lush green meadows and the pristine water streams are the reasons for attraction for thousands of visitors per year. This beautiful place is located 45 km away from the district of Anantnag. The banks of the Lidder river are witness to this enthralling beauty, at an altitude of 7,200 feet. Pahalgam
is known to be the best place in Kashmir for camping.
This valley is also famous for the pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra Shrine. The Yatra starts usually in July and lasts up to the ending August. It starts from the main town receiving thousands of visitors to meet their religious beliefs at the Amarnath Cave. The cave is located at an altitude of 3,888 m.
River rafting in Pahalgam is the main attraction during summers, as the tourists and locals as well. There are two phases for River Rafting, first for the beginners and second for the experts and junkies.
The valley of Pahalgam is at the center of the Lidder Valley. The weather in the valley remains cold for a long period of time and is moderate during summers. This place is perfect for the holidays with your partner or with your family and friends.
Best places in Pahalgam include the main Pahalgam, from where the Lidder river flows, the Baisaran Valley,
Aru valley, Chandanwari, and Betaab Valley. The main attraction of this place is Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and the Kolhai Glacier. Betaab valley is situated 15 km away from the Pahalgam. The Kolhoi peak holds a very big hanging glacier where you could reach through the Aru Valley. Also, the Aru valley and the Betaab Valley are two different picnic spots having the most beautiful scenic views that attract thousands of visitors and locals as well.
The Golf course is another attraction of this place, 100 km away from Srinagar. Mini-golf can be played at the Pahalgam Golf Club. Adding more adventure to this place,
pony riders are no-less responsible for this mesmerizing beauty. Pony ride in Pahalgam is another attrac tion for the visitors. The famous valleys around Pahalgam can be explored by pony rides comfortably.While reaching Pahalgam, you can get stuck in a sheep traffic jam many times, but surely a nature lover would love and enjoy that. Also, the green tunnels of tall trees will surely make your journey more beautiful and memorable. On your way, you will get to see a lot of bat factories and many fields of Saffron.
The amusement park and the zoo are other two attractions, where one can enjoy to the fullest. Visitors usually relish every dot of this place and make thousands of memories with the loved ones. Trekking is another adventure that takes place in the village of Pahalgam. Trekkers use Chandanwari valley as the base-camp for trekking. As soon as they reach up to the mountain peak, they pitch the tents on the little meadows that are present on the hills.
There is one more valley known as the Biasaran Valley. The snowy peak mountains and the green lush woods would leave you speechless and make your heart melt. Aru Valley in Pahalgam is another valley that is adjacent to these vallies. You cannot stop yourself from pouring anything but Love.
The plains of the Betaab Valley are filled with the small cute daisy flowers and greens. A view of the mountains and the Lidder river can be clearly seen. Spending some moments here will provide relief to your tired soul and calmness to your mind.
The water rafting in Pahalgam is another adventure that most modern tourists are fond of. The best time for water rafting in the summertime, mainly in the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Your travel package with Duke Kashmir Travels is going to make your trip a valuable one.
How to reach:-
The distance from Srinagar to Pahalgam is almost 90 km and will take you almost 3 hours to reach by road.
If you are traveling from Jammu to Pahalgam, then it is going to be a pure road trip that is almost 250 km and it will take you 8 hours.
Your list for the Kashmir trip should not miss this wonderful place that would help you to make thousands of memories to cherish for your life.