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About Chandanwari in Pahalgam, Kashmir

Chandanwari is famous for being the base, or starting point, to the famous Hindu pilgrimage site, Shri Amarnath Yatra, which starts in June and ends in August. It is situated at an elevation of 2,895 meters, and located about 16 kilometers from Pahalgam. If you are looking for an offbeat tourist place in Jammu and Kashmir where you can relax in the company of nature, then you should visit this place. It is blessed with picturesque beauty, with the Lidder River flowing closeby, and is famous for its sightseeing opportunities, as it is surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Chandanwari is covered in snow from November till May, and you can watch the lovely sight of glaciers melting in the Lidder River.

Top Things to Do in Chandanwari

  • Sightseeing & Photography
  • Hiking
  • Sledging
  • Buy handicrafts & souvenirs from the local shops

Best Time to Visit Chandanwari

The best time to visit Chandanwari is from March to April. However, since it is the base/starting point for Amarnath Yatra, you will be visiting it whenever you take the yatra from June to August.

How to Reach Chandanwari?

Chandanwari is located almost 15 kilometers from Pahalgam, and takes around 30 minutes to reach it. You can hire taxis & other private vehicles to reach Chandanwari from Pahalgam.

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