Posted by : Sandeep April 3, 2013

Pahalgam is a town situated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is located in Anantnag district of the state and is populalr tourist spot. It is situated at the altitude of 2130 m and is nestled with lush green valleys. Pahalgam is just 96 km away from Sri Nagar, the capital city of the state. Pahalgam serves the base to the pilgrims of Anantnag. Pahalgam valley offers picturesque views of majestic Himalayan Mountains.
There are many places of interest in and around Pahalgam which attract many tourists.
Aru valley :
Aru valley is small village and offers beautiful views of surrounding nature. The valley also offers tourists trekking trails.

Betaab Valley :
Betaab Valley is another valley one can visit.  It is situated on the way to Chandandwari near Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Hindi film named Betab as the major portion of the film was screened here. Earlier it was known by the name of Hajan Valley.

Tulian Lake :
Tulian Lake is another place of attraction near Pahalgam. The lake is perched at the altitude of 4000 m and one can get there by 2 day long trek which one can take from Aru. Ponies are also available on rent to reach the lake. Most time of the year the lake remains in frozen condition.

Mamleshwar Temple :
Mamleshwar Temple is the temple of Lord Shiva and is situated near Pahalgam. The temple was built in 12th century and is entirely made of stones. Many devotes visit the place throughout the year.

Panchtarni :
Panchtarni is another place of attraction near Pahalgam. Five streams meet there and offer a beautiful look to the visitors. One can also enjoy the sport of golf. Pahalgam has golf club equipped with all facilities of the sport. There is a golf course perched at the altitude of 2400m near Pahalgam.
Chandanwari :
Chandanwari is another scenic spot situated at juts 16km away from Pahalgam. You should not miss this spot as it leaves the visitors spellbound by its beauty. Snow covered mountains and large glaciers nearby mesmerize the tourists.

How to reach :
Sri Nagar is the nearest railway head to Pahalgam and is well linked to other cities and towns of the state and the country. Many state run buses and other private vehicles like cars and luxury buses are available from Sri Nagar and other cities and towns of the state. Sri Nagar also serves as the nearest airbase to Pahalgam. The airport is well connected by several flights to other major cities of India.

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