About 95 km from Srinagar at a height of 7200 ft, Pahalgam, known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’, is a favorite tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir where numerous movies have been shot. Remaining at the juncture of Lidder waterway and the Sheshnag lake, Pahalgam is encompassed by thickly lush pine woodlands, stunning vistas of glades and the snow-clad Himalayan mountains.
Filling in as the base camp amid the Amarnath Yatra, the Pahalgam-Chandanwati-Amarnath course is favored by visitors attempting to achieve the mountain give in of Lord Shiva. The town additionally holds a stunning two-day long Snow Festival that exhibits winter sports like skiing, snow-sledging and numerous more which travelers can take an interest in. Different exercises that travelers can enjoy are golf, trekking and calculating.
Aside from being a journey site, Pahalgam is likewise a treat for experience addicts and is the beginning stage for a few treks. Be that as it may, the feature of the exercises accessible for sightseers is the wilderness boating office going down the Lidder River through the woods and down the rapids.
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Places to visit in Pahalgam
With miles of grasslands and echoes of chirps, Aru Valley is a rather peaceful locale. Like other villages of Kashmir this too is acclaimed for its glistening lakes, meadows and ice-capped that it looks upon. It is located on the left bank of Aru River (Lidder River’s tributary) and thus the name was given. Often, offbeat travelers and trekkers visit this village, mainly because it acts as a trekking base for those trekking to Tarsar-Marsar Lake, Katrinag Valley, Vishansar-Krishansar, Lidderwat, Kangan and Kolahoi Glacier. The village falls at a distance of mere 12 km from Pahalgam, a popular tourist attraction of Kashmir. As soon as winters knock in, the region gets sprinkled with snow and it then gets converted into a favorite skiing and heliskiing resort. Hiking, fishing and horse-riding are other popular activities in Aru Valley. If someone is interested in wildlife safari, there is Overa-Aru Biosphere 76 kilometers away.
Just a few kilometers away from Pahalgam, Betaab Valley is covered with lush woods of pine and deodar, and overlooks snow-laden peaks. River Sheshnag meanders through it, and a bridge is built upon it that gives access to the beautiful garden of the valley. Reason behind its christening is pretty unique, as it is named after the hit Bollywood movie Betaab that featured Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. There indeed are many movies shot here, like Imitiyaz Ali’s Rockstar. Betaab Valley falls en route Amarnath Temple, between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi. Best time to visit Betaab Valley is the period between October and April.