About Pahalgam Tourism

Pahalgam, also known as the “Valley of Shepherds”, located in the Anantnag District of Kashmir, is a nature lovers retreat, which makes us believe that paradise is not always far. Sitting on the banks of the foaming and gurgling Lidder River, this famous tourist place in Kashmir mesmerizes visitors with its lush meadows, verdant forests, sky-kissing mountains, apple orchards, and very peaceful environment.

It is counted among the top tourist destinations of Kashmir because there are opportunities for camping, sightseeing, trekking, pilgrimage yatra, white water rafting and fishing.

Best Time to Visit Pahalgam


Summer Season in Pahalgam (March till June, Temperature 15°C to 30°C)

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Pahalgam, with temperature ranging between 15°C to 30°C. Amarnath Yatra, taken by Hindu pilgrims, also starts in summer from June.


Monsoon Season in Pahalgam (July to September, Temperature 13°C to 17°C)

Monsoon begins in mid-June & continues till September, although it receives very less rainfall. Plenty of tourists visit it during this time too because of the Amarnath Yatra.


Winter Season in Pahalgam (October to February, Temperature -2°C to 12°C)

Winter starts in October & continues till February. The landscape during this time is simply marvellous and makes sightseeing & other activities really special.

Top Tourist Attractions in Pahalgam


Aru Valley

Aru Valley is a scenic village overlooked by snow-capped peaks of Himalaya Range.


Betaab Valley

Encircled by mountains featuring deodar and pine forests, Betaab Valley is a perfect gateway to enjoy the heavenly pleasure of Mother Nature.



Chandanwari, situated around 16 km from main Pahalgam, is an ideal stopover to unwind in the lap of nature.



Often dubbed as 'Mini Switzerland' of India, Baisaran is an eye-catching meadow, located just 5 km away from Pahalgam.


Tulian Lake

It is famous for its tranquil environs, blueish green waters and the wonderful sightseeing opportunities it provides.


Sheshnag Lake

Nestled at an altitude of 3590 meters above sea level, Sheshnag Lake is an oligotrophic lake that is home to a variety of fish...

Top Things to Do in Pahalgam



Sightseeing is an extremely enjoyable activity in Pahalgam, with heavenly looking places like Betaab & Aru valleys...



You can enjoy camping at Panchtarni & Tarsar Lake, trekking at the spellbindingly beautiful Kolahoi Glacier & white water rafting...



Chandanwari, located almost 16 kilometres from Pahalgam, is famous as the place where the famous Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra...

How to Reach Pahalgam?


By Air

Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport to Pahalgam, located almost 95 kilometers away. Taxis and other private vehicles are available from the airport.


By Rail

The nearest railway station to Pahalgam is Jammu Tawi, located almost 254 kilometers away, which is connected to all the other major railway stations of India.


By Bus

Tourists can reach Pahalgam by boarding a flight to Srinagar & then booking a cab to reach Pahalgam. Make sure to stop at Pampore on the way, which is famous for its apple orchards.

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Accommodation in Pahalgam

Pahalgam is famous for its picturesque beauty, great sightseeing opportunities & adventure activities, and invites great numbers of tourists throughout the year. There are several accommodation options in Pahalgam, from 5 to 4 star hotels that provide the utmost luxury and budget hotels for those looking for a pleasant stay at reasonable rates.

Top Things to do in Pahalgam

Pahalgam, known as the Valley of Shepherds, is famous for its breathtaking beauty, sightseeing opportunities & options for adventure activities. There are many things to do in Pahalgam which promise to make your holiday a fun, exciting and thrilling one.

Camping is one of the best things to do in Pahalgam, with the top camping sites in Pahalgam being Panchtarni, Lidderwat & Tarsar Lake. Explore its picturesque beauty by trekking at Kolahoi Glacier, or get the ultimate adrenaline rush with white water rafting at Lidder River.

Pahalgam is also famous as the base from where the famous Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra, commences in June & continues till August, from a place called Chandanwari, located almost 15 kilometers away.

Tourist Attractions in Pahalgam

The lush meadows, mountains, beautiful forests, apple orchards, gorgeous views of snowcapped mountain peaks & the peaceful environment make Pahalgam a famous holiday destination in Kashmir, both for those on a family holiday & honeymoon tour.

There are several tourist attractions in Pahalgam which are great for sightseeing. Some of the famous sightseeing places are Baisaran, Sheshnag Lake, which has religious significance for the Hindus & falls en route to Amarnath Cave.

The splendid beauty of Pahalgam can be explored in the Aru & Betaab valleys, which are dotted with meadows, streams & lakes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many days stay is required to visit Pahalgam ?

You will need a 2-3 days stay to explore all the famous tourist attractions in Pahalgam, go sightseeing and relax in its pristine surroundings.

Q. What are the best Months to explore Pahalgam?

March to November is the best time to visit and explore Pahalgam, as the weather is pleasant and perfect for enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities. The summer season, from March to June, are the best for enjoying sightseeing and exploring.

Q. Can we do trekking tours in Pahalgam?

Yes, you can enjoy a trekking tour in Pahalgam, with the most famous trekking route being the Pahalgam-Kolahoi Trek, which goes through the picturesque Aru Village. Pahalgam-Chandanwari Trek to Sheshnag Lake is also very popular among trekkers.

Q. Does Pahalgam have good hotels for Families?

Pahalgam is an ideal tourist destination for a family vacation and honeymoon couples, and is dotted with good hotels which provide facilities of high end hotels, budget hotels, homestays and tented accommodation. 

Q. What are the best places to explore in Pahalgam ?

The best places to explore in Pahalgam give you the opportunities of enjoying sightseeing, adventure and spirituality. You can enjoy sightseeing at Betaab & Aru Valleys, Baisaran and Sheshnag Lake. Adventure options include camping at Panchtarni & Tarsar Lakes, trekking at Kolahoi Glacier & rafting at Lidder River. Chandanwari in Pahalgam is where the famous Amarnath Yatra begins.

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