(7200 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Pahalgam is categorised as Hill Station / Adventure / Angling / Riverside

Trout caught in Pahalgam Valley (Photo Courtesy: Matthew Laird Acred)
Pahalgam Valley (Photo Courtesy: KennyOMG)
Chandanwari in April
Aru Valley in Winter
Enroute Aru Valley in Winter
Betaab Valley
Riverside Pahalgam
Zorbing at Baisaran
Horse Riding at Baisaran
Tea Shops at Baisaran

Reasons to Visit
  • Pahalgam is originally a Shephards Village and is now a premier holiday destination in Kashmir
  • Pahalgam is characterized by views of gurgling rivers and snow peak views are all around to make a poster perfect destination.
  • Pahalgam is also a point from where Amarnath temple can be approached.
  • Chandanwari near Pahalgam is a point where one can find snow even in May.
  • Aru Valley near Pahalgam is renowned for trekking around the area
  • Pahalgam is also visited for Trout Fishing and rafting.
Know It
  • Locally registered vehicles are required to be hired for visiting Aru and Chandanwari (due to local regulations) It snows heavily in Pahalgam in winter, however most hotels remain open. There are only no liquor shops in entire Pahalgam and Liquor consumption is a social taboo
  • White Water Rafting Destinations in India"Pahalgam offers fun rafting on for 2 kms on the Aru branch of lidder river. Rafting is a popular activity for summer travellers to Pahalgam. Season - May - Sept"
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Pahalgam (7200+ ft asl) is a Hmalayan destination renowned for its picture perfect riverside and Himalayan views, view points, pony trails and many sightseeing options."
  • Popular Destinations in India with Close Range Himalayan Views"Pahalgam (7200 ft asl, 100 kms from Srinagar) offers outstanding Riverside and Himalayan beauty. Pahalgam is renowned for picture perfect views, riverside walks, treks and view points."
  • Most Visited Destinations of Kashmir"Pahalgam (7200+ ft asl - 100 kms from Srinagar) is a Shepherd town offering picture perfect riverside and Himalayan beauty. There are number of view points, pony trails, walks, treks around the area alongwith homestays, mid-segment hotels and premium resorts. "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Srinagar (100 kms), Jammu (285 kms), Pathankot (351 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Udhampur (220 kms), Katra (270 kms), Jammu (285 kms)
  • Pahalgam is an Ex-Srinagar / Ex-Jammu / Ex-Amritsar / Ex-Jalandhar Getaway

Pahalgam has 18 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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10 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Pahalgam

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)6

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List of Holidays for Pahalgam


  • Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter via Pahalgam (2 Nights)
  • Pahalgam Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Kashmir Break (5 Nights)
  • Srinagar - Pahalgam Break (6 Nights)


  • Best of Kashmir (7 Nights)
  • Best of Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (8 Nights)
  • Kashmir Break with Vaishnodevi Extension (7 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience (10 Nights)
  • Kashmir Experience Ex- Jammu / Udhampur (8 Nights)
  • Kashmir with Vaishnodevi (9 Nights)

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Pahalgam has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Full day Trip to Pahalgam from SrinagarRs. 2445

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pahalgam to Gulmarg drop and Vice VersaRs. 4112
Pickup/Drop between Srinagar and PahalgamRs. 2445
Pickup/Drop/Transfers between Sonamarg and PahalgamRs. 4889

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Pahalgam has 1 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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List of Service Add Ons for Pahalgam


Services Rates Starting From
White Water Rafting in Pahalgam, KashmirRs. 556

Add On

Services Rates Starting From
White Water Rafting in Pahalgam, KashmirRs. 556

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Destination Ideas

  • Amarnath Yatra via Pahalgam
  • Pahalgam Experience
  • Trekking in Pahalgam
  • Trout Fishing in Kashmir
  • Trout Fishing in Pahalgam

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    18th century Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at 1.5 km from Pahalgam town centre and typically visited by locals and tourists.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Baisaran (3 kms away from Pahalgam) is a lush green meadow surrounded by thick forest. One can trek to Tulian Lake from here (day trip).
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    Betaab valley (7 kms from Pahalgam) is named after bollywood movie Betaab which was extensively shot here. The valley is characterised by picture perfect views and is a kind of popular picnic spot for tourists to arrive.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    Aru is a sleepy village 10 km from Pahalgam, is the first step on the way to Kohlai glacier. From here one can also trek to Tarsar, Marsar lakes and Sonamarg. Aru offers picture perfect views and is a popular tourist visit option.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chandanwari (16 km away also motrable) is the starting point for the annual Amarnath Yatra. One can go upto Sheshnag Lake in a days return trek.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Walking around Pahalgam the area can be exhilarating and rewarding experience with views of river flowing, snow capped himalayas and picture perfect shepherd town. Pahalgam offers day half day walks / full day hikes involving walking the pine forest along the river stream.
    Pahalgam offers exceptional Himalayan beauty and The Lidder River here has excellent trout fishing beats for brown trout. The entire experience of the Shepherd village in the Himalayas and angling there could be a rewarding experience for the anglers.
    River rafting tourism has been introduced in Pahalgam for about 2 kilometers on the Aru branch of lidder river.Rafting in Pahalgam is a fun activity for leisure tourists.
    White Water Rafting
    Tulian Lake a high altitude lake near Pahalgam at an altitude of 11,000 ft asl. The lake is surrounded on three sides by snow covered mountains. It is located in a meadow dotted with pine forests.The lake lies between the two Himalayan mountain ranges of Pir Panjal and Zanskar and presents spectacular views. The area is accessible via a trek.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Matrand Sun temple near Anantnag is a temple complex built around ancient temple ruins and visited enroute Pahalgam while arriving from Srinagar / Katra / Patnitop via Anantnag.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Sun Temple

Destinations within reach from Pahalgam

  • Daksum ( 77 Km )

    Daksum (8500 ft asl) is a hillside area overlooking coniferous forests and stunning views. Daksum more

  • Srinagar ( 100 Km )

    Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. more

  • Gulmarg ( 150 Km )

    Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is more

  • Katra ( 270 Km )

    Katra, is base town to visit Vaishno Devi temple which is 13 kms walk (or a helicopter ride) away more

  • Jammu ( 285 Km )

    Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more

  • Amritsar ( 452 Km )

    Amritsar is a major destination in India where guests arrive to visit the "Golden Temple", a Sikh more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Pahalgam,Jammu and Kashmir,India

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Aru Village12 kms from Pahalgam overlooking Himalayan viewsGetaway-
Town CentreWithin 2 kms radius of town centre overlooking riverside and himalayan panoramic viewsHoliday/Getaway9
LariporaA riverside area with village character at 1 km from town centre overlooking a river stream and having a snow peaks backdrop Holiday/Getaway/Experiential4
Chandanwari RoadAn area less than 1 km from Town centre where many mid-segment hotels are located.Holiday3
Around Lavander ParkAn area at less than 1 km from town centre overlooking river and having a snow peak views backdropHoliday/Getaway2
GaneshbalA quiet forested area 3 kms from town centre Holiday/Getaway-
Nearest Airport in Pahalgam
  • Sheikh Ul Alam Airport ( SXR ) , Srinagar-100 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pahalgam
  • Udhampur Railway Station ( UHP ), Udhampur-220 Kms
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