The Pahalgam valley is situated at the confluence of the Seshnag Lake and the Lidder River. Pahalgam is basically a cluster of eight villages. The word Pahalgam literally means, the Valley of Shepherds
Tours to Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amaranth Yatra
. The region is extremely popular among tourists for its outdoor activities like Fishing, Horse Riding, Golf and Trekking
. Pahalgam is a popular take off point for treks to the Kolahoi glacier, to several high altitude lakes, to the Amarnath cave and to Sonmarg.
Pahalgam offers several tourist attractions. Tours and travel to Pahalgam usually include a visit the Baisaran Meadow
that is surrounded by pine forests on all sides. Tours to
Pahalgam should definitely include a visit to the village of Mamal that is significant as it has an ancient Shiva temple. It is believed that this is Kashmir's oldest temple.
There are excellent Fishing
opportunities at the Lidder River
. Tourists are issued permits to go fishing on the Lidder River. These permits are issued for maximum three days at a time. Most tours and travel packages to Pahalgam offer opportunities to tourists for outdoor activities such as fishing. There are ample opportunities for tourists to enjoy Horse Riding
upto the Thajwas glacier.