Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir

Discover Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir

Pahalgam, the jewel of the magnificent Liddar valley in the upper Himalayas, is known for its stunning splendour. Hiking, trekking, and fishing are all popular activities in the area. It also serves as the beginning point for the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath’s holy cave.

Located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the northern region of India lies Pahalgam. At a lofty altitude of 2130 m above sea level amidst the great Himalayan range, it has an alpine climate with mild summers and chilly winters.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Pahalgam include:

See Saffron in bloom

As part of Asia’s only saffron growing area, Pahalgam is the ideal place to see saffron plants in full bloom in the month of November.

Trekking

Pahalgam is the starting point of many trekking and hiking trails to the surrounding mountains. It’s an exhilarating experience, as you travel through pine forests, clear mountain streams, and wildflower meadows.

Fairs & Festivals

Every year in July/August, thousands of pilgrims descend on Pahalgam as the starting point of the Amarnath yatra (holy journey) to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, said to be the abode of Lord Shiva.

The best way to see Pahalgam

If you would like to visit Pahalgam, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.