Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination and hill station. It is located 45 kilometers from Anantnag on the banks of the Lidder River at an altitude of 7,200 feet. Pahalgam is the headquarters of one of the five tehsils of Anantnag district. Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, located 16 kilometers from Pahalgam is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the months of July–August.
Betaab Valley

Betaab valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam in Anantnag district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. 
Sheshnag Lake

Sheshnag Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated at the track leading to Amarnath cave 23 kilometers from Pahalgam in Anantnag district of Kashmir valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at an elevation of 3590 meters.
Tulian Lake

Tulian Lake a lake and tourist destination at Pahalgam in Anantnag District of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It lies at an altitude of 3,684 meters above sea level, 16 kilometers southwest from Pahalgam and 11 kilometers from Baisaran.
Aru Valley

Aru Valley's breathtaking beauty and interesting activities like trekking, hiking, and horse riding make it a popular tourist place to visit in Pahalgam.

Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is best recognized as the place where the Bollywood movie "Betaab" was shot.
Kolahoi Glacier

Kolahoi glacier is a hanging glacier known for its breathtaking views. While the only way of reaching this glacier is through trekking, one can also hire ponies or horses for some parts of the journey.
Lidder River

Lidder or Liddar is a 73 kilometers long river in the Kashmir region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It originates from the Kolhoi Glacier and joins the Jehlum River at Gurnar Khanabal at an altitude of 1,615 meters.
Mamaleshwara Temple

Mamaleshwar is an important place of worship in Pahalgam. The temple dates back to 400 A.D and is mainly devoted to Lord Shiva. Legends say that it was this blessed site where Lord Ganesha was kept as a door-guard to prevent anyone from getting inside.
Lolab Valley

Lolab Valley, locally known as 'Wadi-e-Lolab' is known for its fruit orchards, lake, springs, and lush rice fields.

Panchtarni is one of the most scenic spots around Pahalgam. At a distance of 40 km from the town, it has a narrow path which when traveled leads to the Amarnath caves.
Best Time To Visit Katra

The summer season is considered to be the best time to visit, Pahalgam because it is neither too hot nor too cold. Summer is the best time to visit Pahalgam. Its proximity to snow-capped mountains makes the weather pleasant. Some of the major points of interest of Pahalgam are Betaab Valley, Panjtarni, Baisaran, Sheshnag Lake, Chandanwari, Arru Valley, Mamaleshwara Temple, Panjtarni, Baisaran, and Tulian Lake. The temperature in summers ranges approximately between 15°C to 30°C. Pahalgam receives a scanty amount of rainfall and the weather stays slightly humid. The area is bustled mainly because of Amarnath Yatra. The sky during monsoons stays clear and there is much scope for outdoor activities like boating, trekking, sightseeing, etc. The temperature during this season ranges between 15°C to 33°C. Pahalgam receives snowfall in winters. This is a good time to visit Pahalgam if you love snow. The whole panorama gets adorned with flawlessly white snow and chilly winds. You can indulge in adventure sports like ice skating and snow skiing during the months of December and January. The temperature in winters range between 0°C and 12°C.

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