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How To Reach Pahalgam

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Airport:  The nearest Airport is in Badgam Distt

Train: The nearest rail head is at Jammu.

Road:  Bus service is available from Srinagar and Anantnag. Taxis can be hired from Srinagar at pre-fixed rat

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Airport:  The nearest Airport is in Badgam Distt

Train: The nearest rail head is at Jammu.

Road:  Bus service is available from Srinagar and Anantnag. Taxis can be hired from Srinagar at pre-fixed rat

Places to visit around Pahalgam:

Chandanwari (16km: 2,923m) :
 It is famous for its snow bridge. 

Baisaran (5 km: 2,438m) :
  Pine forests dot this meadow which presents a picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains. The snow covered Tulian lake at an altitude of 3353 m is 11kms from Baisaran. 

Sheshnag Lake (27 km: 3,658m) :
  The waters of this greenish blue lake are covered with ice till June. 

Panchtarni (40 km) :
  It is the confluence of five streams and gives Panchtarni its name. A good camping site. 

Amarnath Cave :

Pahalgam is Base Camp of Amarnathji yatra which stands at 3952 mtrs, 46.7 km from Pahalgam. The Holy Cave is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The ice lingam formed by water droplets, symblises Lord Shiva . People visit the Holy Cave during the scheduled Yatra period. Yatris can hire a pony of Dandy from Pahalgam.

All stopovers have facilities from tents to medical comps and langars, The trek is covered in 2 to 3 days. This Hindu pilgrimage is believed to be the discovery of a Muslim shepherd nomad Butta Malik who’s descendant still receive a  percentage of the donations made by pilgrims. The Yatra Generally during June to August depending upon the Hindu calendar (Sawan Purnima)

Aru (11 km: 2,408m) :

  This charming meadow can be reached by walking along a mountain path. The river Lidder disappears at Gur Khumb and reappears after 27 mts. 

Lidderwat (22km: 3,408m) :
  A beautiful camping site set among dense forests. Starting point of the trek to the Sindh Valley. 

Kolohi (1,467 m) :
  Base for a three-day return trek to the Kolohi Glacier. 

Tarsar Lake (34 km: 3,962m):

 it can be reached from Lidderwat. There are delightful camping sites and flower meadows at Sikiwas, 24 kms from here. To reach the nearby Mansar lake one has to cross a 243 mts high bridge. 

The best time to visit Pahalgam is during the summers, between mid-April and mid-November. It can also be visited in July-August during the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath. 
 

FESTIVALS:

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