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Pahalgam

Pahalgam

Weather

Pahalgam due to its location amid the Kashmir Valley experiences moderate summers and harsh winter season. The summer months from May to August are moderate and pleasant with maximum temperatures in the range of 25-30 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains lash the valley in August and September brining cold winds dropping the temperatures between 10-15 degrees Celsius. The winter months from October to March are cold and chilly with temperatures reaching below the freezing point in December and January. No trekking and adventure excursion are carried out in the winter season. The best time to visit Pahalgam is in the summer months between June and September.

How To Reach

By Road:

Pahalgam is well connected to all major cities of the Kashmir Valley. Driving to Pahalgam from Srinagar can take up to 3 hours covering a distance of 95 Kms. National capital New Delhi is located at a distance of 868 Kms from Pahalgam. Kashmir state transport corporation has a regular influx of tourist’s buses plying between Jammu and Pahalgam and Srinagar and Pahalgam


By Air:

Pahalgam does not have a dedicated airport facility and the nearest airport is the one located in Srinagar at a distance of 95 Kms. Srinagar airport is well connected to all major Indian cities having regular flights from New Delhi, Amritsar and Chandigarh. Cabs and buses are freely available at the Srinagar airport to reach Pahalgam.



By Rail:

Pahalgam does not have a dedicated railway station and the closest railway stations are the ones located in Udhampur (204 Km) and Jammu (255 Kms). Jammu railway station is well connected to all parts of India with regular train services from Mumbai (Swarak Exp), New Delhi and Kolkata. Local buses and taxis are freely available at the Jammu railway station to reach Pahalgam.


Overview

Pahalgam located at the banks of Lidder River is one of the most picturesque hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir. Located at an altitude of 2130 meters above sea level, Pahalgam is an epitome of natural beauty with many beautiful lakes, picturesque fresh water streams, flower orchids, temples amid the magnificent Himalayan peaks. Pahalgam is also well known as the base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra attracting a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.

 

The lovely landscapes, snow-clad peaks, lush green forests of Pahalgam make it a perfect holiday destination attracting tourists, honeymooners and adventure sport enthusiasts alike. Shopping enthusiasts are recommended to gorge on the famous Kashmir Saffron which is one of the most expensive herbs and unique to the Kashmir Valley. No visit to Pahalgam is complete without enjoying the mouth water local delicacies including the famous Kashmiri Pulo, Wazwan and Rogan Josh.

 

Being a central hub of tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam has a wide range of accommodation options catering to the needs of all kinds of travelers. The pristine valley of Pahalgam offers a magical holiday close to the natural flora making it one of the most unforgettable holidays for most tourists. The people of Pahalgam are warm and friendly and Kashmiri and Urdu are the most common languages. From enjoying the surreal Himalayan landscapes to visiting the magnificent Turian Lake and Beetab Valley Pahalgam epitomizes the famous saying that if there is heaven on earth it’s right here in Kashmir.