Pahalgam is probably the most popular hill resort in the Kashmir
valley. Since it is rather lower than Gulmarg the nighttime
temperatures do not drop so low and it has the further advantage
of the beautiful Lidder River running right through the town.
Pahalgam is situated at the junction of the Aru and Sheshnag
Rivers and surrounded by soaring, fir-covered mountains with
bare, snow-capped peaks rising behind them. The Aru flows down
from the Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag
from glaciers along the great Himalayan.
Pahalgam is located in the western part of the state of Jammu
and Kashmir, India.
It is located at an altitude of 2130 m above sea level amidst
the great Himalayan range. It is positioned beside the Liddar
River, in the Liddar valley. Pahalgam is 95 km east of Srinagar.
The weather in Pahalgam is alpine. Summers (April-June) are mild
while winters (November-February) are cold. It experiences rains
between July and September. It experiences heavy snowfall from
December to February
Pahalgam is one of Kashmir's popular trout fishing beats.
Kashmir is famous for its trout although they tend to be rather
small. Additionally, fishing licences are hard to get and rather
expensive. A compulsion is to keep am guide and one is also
permitted to catch six fishes, which is the daily limit.
Chandanwari & Passage To The Amarnath Yatra
Situated 16-km from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is the starting point
of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month
of Sawan (Rain). The destination is the Amarnath Cave, believed
to the abode of Lord Shiva. Although 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, being accessible on foot or by pony.