Best Sightseeing Places in Pahalgam
Before going for Pahalgam travel, you should be familiar with the places you must visit
during the trip.
It is a snow fed river originating from glaciers in the mountains of Pahalgam and
amongst the most beautiful picnic spot for tourists. It is also a best place to enjoy white
Mamal Shiva Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple is reckoned to be the oldest existing
temple in Kashmir. Although the major part of this temple is in ruins, but the devotees
still visit here in large numbers to pay homage to Shivlinga installed inside the sanctum.
Located just below Mount Kolahoi is the popular 'Kolahoi Glacier'. Hollowed out
because of global warming, it is presently a hanging glacier and an appealing sight. You
can trek up to the Lidder Valley to take glimpse of this glacier.
Activities to Enjoy in Pahalgam:
Trekking, horse riding, white water rafting, fishing and golf are some of the popular
activities to be enjoyed in Pahalgam.
Best Time for Holidaying in Pahalgam
The best time to visit Pahalgam is from "mid April to mid November" as the weather
during these months is ideal for travel. During this time, you can indulge in sightseeing
and variety of outdoor activities. 'July to August' is also the best time to go on board for
a pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath Shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The summer months
spans from March to June. During this time the temperature is pleasant (at 25oC) best
for exploring outdoors.
Must Buy Things from Pahalgam
Mainly being a shepherd's village, Pahalgam is the best place to buy woolens and
beautiful handicrafts of Kashmir. Along with woolens, you can shop for Gabbas and
namdas along with carpets, wall hangings, shawls and tea cosies in charming Kashmiri
embroideries. From the Kashmiri emporium you can shop for Jamawar Shawls, home
furnishings such as mats & wall hangings, exquisitely woven handmade carpets with
detailed work, colorful jackets, Namaz prayer rugs, flowing Kaftans and beautifully dyed
stoles. You can also buy the Phirans (woolen apparel) and sculptures made out of
Apple tree wood. So, enjoy your Pahalgam trip by doing some valuable shopping at the
Explore Options to Reach Pahalgam
Before booking your Pahalgam holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this city. To know more, read on:
Pahalgam is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (95 KM away by car or
The closest railway station is located at Jammu (Jammu Tawi Railway station). You can
make use of shared taxis, known as 'service gaadis', take buses or hire private car from
the railway station.
Well connected to Srinagar and Jammu by roadways, Pahalgam can be easily reached
by buses and taxis that can be seen plying on these roads. You can also take luxurious
coaches for traveling. So, select any of the traveling modes and come for a memorable