Step into the mesmerizing hill station of Pahalgam in Kashmir to get rejuvenated to the hilt. Treat your eyes with the heartwarming sights of snow clad mountains, lush greenery, lovely Lidder River, Victorian-age houses, antique wooden bridges, shrines and much more in this fabulous hill station. Several Bollywood movies have also been shot here. It is a gateway to the famous Amarnath Yatra, a highly revered pilgrimage for the Hindus. Pahalgam used to be called as Shepherd’s Paradise and even today you can spot shepherds here.
Major attractions of Pahalgam
Mamal Shiva Temple
It is an ancient shrine built in honour of Lord Shiva in 400 AD. Thousands of pilgrims come here to seek blessings. It is located near the Kolahoi stream on the way to Amarnath Cave.
It is a breathtakingly beautiful attraction of Pahalgam. It is snow-fed river originating from Kolahoi glacier and merging into the Jhelum River. Its crystal blue water further adds to its charm.
It is a valley glacier located at an elevation of 4700 m. It is the source of Lidder River. The highest peak of this glacier is called Kolahoi Peak which has an elevation of 5425 m. It offers stunning views of the surroundings.
It is a small and beautiful village located close to Pahalgam. Its spiritual history makes it all the more famous. It is popular for Kashmiri Hindu temple where pilgrims come from far and wide.
Dedicated to saint Shiekh Zain-ud-din, this sufi shrine was built in the 15th century. It is located on a hillock on the route between Pahalgam and Srinagar.
Adventure in Pahalgam
Tourists can indulge in amazing adventure activities like angling, trekking, camping, skiing and pony ride.
Shopping in Pahalgam
The markets of Pahalgam offer amazing handicrafts like Pashmina shawls, carpets, woolens etc.