Pahalgam Getaway(3 Nights)

Srinagar, Pahalgam, Srinagar

for Off-Beat Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Horse Riding at Baisaran
Zorbing at Baisaran
Riverside Pahalgam
Betaab Valley
Enroute Aru Valley in Winter
Chandanwari in April
Mustard Fields Enroute Pahalgam
Views while Trekking around
Trekking route to Kashmir Valley
Trekking route to Baisaran Valley
Green Tunnel enroute to Pahalgam
Pahalgam Valley (Photo Courtesy: KennyOMG)

This is a getaway itinerary for getaway, renowned for stunning picture perfect riverside and Himalayan views.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Srinagar - Pahalgam via Martrand
  • Day-2 Pahalgam Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Walking / Trekking / Rafting around Pahalgam
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Pahalgam - Baisaran (3.00 kms), Betaab valley (7.00 kms), Aru (10.00 kms), White Water Rafting in Pahalgam (10.00 kms), Chandanwari (16.00 kms), Tulian Lake (16.00 kms), Martrand Sun Temple (35.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Srinagar Departure - Srinagar
Best Season to Travel
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  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional night or two at Srinagar would allow guests to explore lakeside character of Srinagar.

  • Srinagar to Pahalgam -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Pahalgam to Srinagar -100 kms (3 hrs)

Srinagar - Pahalgam(3) - Srinagar

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Srinagar - Pahalgam via Martrand Arrive at Srinagar and proceed to Pahalgam (100 kms - 4 hrs - 7000+ ft asl). Enroute visit Matrand Sun Temple. On arrival time permitting walk around the area to local markets.

Day-2 Pahalgam Sightseeing Undertake sightseeing around Pahalgam to spots like Baisaran, Tulian Lake, Chandanwari (16 kms - 8000+ ft asl - close range views) where you can find snow even in summer, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley etc.

Day-3 Walking / Trekking / Rafting around Pahalgam Enjoy white water rafting (possible in Summer) OR walk around the riverside OR undertake day trek. Back by late evening.

Day-4 Departure Early departure to Srinagar (100 kms - 4 hours). Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Pahalgam :

  • Baisaran - 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).

  • Betaab valley - 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.

  • Aru - 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.

  • White Water Rafting in Pahalgam - 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.

  • Chandanwari - 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.

  • Tulian Lake - 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.

  • Martrand Sun Temple - 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.

Destination Overview

Srinagar - Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. Houseboats, Shikaras and Mughal gardens, Handicraft shops all combine to give a unique holiday experience.

Pahalgam - Pahalgam (100 km from Srinagar) is originally a Shephards Village and is now a premier holiday destination and a Hill Station at 7200 ft above sea level.

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  • Srinagar to Pahalgam -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Pahalgam to Srinagar -100 kms (3 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Pahalgam Experience

Pahalgam (7,200 ft asl) is characterised by views of gurgling river criss cross across the town more

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  • Srinagar to Pahalgam -100 kms (3 hrs)
  • Pahalgam to Srinagar -100 kms (3 hrs)

Expert Speak

This is a flight getaway itinerary, recommended for off-beat travellers and nature centric guests who are looking to experience picture perfect riverside and Himalayan views. The area is excellent for walking, trekking or just having a quiet time.

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