Pahalgam is a prominent traveler spot situated in the Anantnag locale of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town traces its history back to medieval times, amid the rule of the Mughals, when it was only a shepherd town. The rich society of this spot reflects in the food, attire, and the lifestyle of local people. So if you are looking for a land in your own country that looks no less than paradise, then this is it!
Since you already are on a heavenly trail, starting from Srinagar to this beguiling town near it, take a Srinagar to Pahalgam taxi and make the most out of your trip to this dreamy locale. Make a note of these awe-inspiring points of interest in Pahalgam and make sure you visit these all. You won’t regret the efforts taken.
1. Betaab Valley
Betaab Valley is a popular tourist place famous for its natural magnificence. This spot was renamed after a Bollywood motion picture called ‘Betaab’. The majority of the scenes of the movie were shot with this valley as a scenery. 7 km from Pahalgam, the valley is also noted as the waterway mouth of Sheshnag. Snow-secured mountains, deodar backwoods, pine trees, crystalline streams, and willow trees are some of the real fascinations of this area.
Chandanwari, located at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam, lies at a height of 2,923 m. Popular for its snow bridge, this area serves as the beginning stage of the Amarnath Yatra that happens each year, from July to August. With a genuine levelled landscaping found on the bridge connecting Chandanwari to Pahalgam, the area is effectively feasible to travel to by car.
Situated at a distance of some 11 km and at an elevation of 2408 m, Aru offers a superb perspective of the valley. Daring voyagers can attempt a trek crosswise over Lidderwat stretching out up to the Kolahoi Glaciers. The location of the site in the midst of lavish green prairies makes it perfect for a day’s outing, and better if you have the company of your lover. Voyagers can without much of a hassle reach this spot by trekking down the valley.
4. Tulian Lake
Tulian Lake is situated at a height of 3353 m, 11 km from Baisaran and 16 km from Pahalgam. This snow-secured lake is encompassed by mountain tops that ascend to a tallness of more than 300 m over its shores. Tulian Lake is set along a trek course through Baisaran, and in this manner can be reached by taking horses from the centre of the town.
5. Sun Temple
The Sun Temple in Pahalgam was built by Emperor Lalitaditya Muktapida, a Hindu sovereign of the Karkota empire. King Ranaditya Muktapida, started the development of the sanctuary by establishing the principal framework stone. The Temple is situated at a distance of 64 km from Srinagar. Its location on top of a level permits tourists to get an all encompassing perspective of Mattan, another famous Hindu religious site. Sun Temple is one of the best offbeat religious places to visit in Pahalgam.
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