Pahalgam

Discovering the Valley of Shepherds

Lying at the confluence of streams arising from the Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, Pahalgam has a number of attractions to touch the hearts of travellers and visitors. The beautiful town has today emerged as one of the premier hill resorts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is perched at an elevation of 2240 m, surrounded by steep verdant hills.

One can feast one's eyes on enticements like wooded mountains,Pahalgam sparkling streams and breathtaking glaciers. Pahalgam also serves as the base for a number of trekking trails. There are fabulous options of hiring a pony which is the best means of exploring the natural riches that the town stands for. Apart from these attractions, one can also indulge in a number of adventure activities. There is a lot to keep you sportive and busy all day long. Trekking, fishing and horse riding a few to begin with.

Major Tourist Attractions in Pahalgam

Mamaleshwara:
Moving one kilometer downstream from Pahalgam, one arrives at a place called Mamaleshwara. There is a small Shiva Temple on the opposite side of the Lidder river. The temple has a history dating back to the 12th century when king Jayasima ruled the region.

Tulian Lake:
The Tulian Lake lies at a distance of 11 km from Baisaran. The lake, lying at an elevation of 3,353 m, is beautifully surrounded by snow-laden peaks. The place offers splendid sights to the astonishment of one and all.

Martand:
The ancient temple of Martand invites a huge number of visitors from far and near. Resting on the lofty plateau, it gives a fantastic view of the Matan village.

Mattan:
Mattan is known far and wide for being an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Just a few kilometers from Anantnag, it lies on the Pahalgam road and attracts hordes of devotees from all across the country.

Hajan:
Located on the way to Chandanwari, this is a calm picnic spot for many locals and foreigners. It is also the hot favorite of the Bollywood film makes to shoot movie scenes. Tin date, many scenes have been shooted here.

Panchtarni:
Located at 13 km from Sheshnag, this is precisely the place where five streams intersect. From the tourism point of view, it is a good site for camping where all the necessary camping equipment, ponies, and skiing equipments are to be obtained easily.

Baisaran:
This is the most wonderful scenic sight with its rolling meadow enclosed by thick wooded forests of pine.

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