The village of nomads – Pahalgam
Pahalgam is an old world village at the union of lofty mountains, rivers and verdant valleys covered by pine forests where the predominant population is that of shepherds. It is essentially a village of nomads and is mesmerizing in its beauty far away from the damages caused by urban development. Pahalgam is located at the convergence of the Lidder River and the Sheshnag Lake. You can see snow clad mountains all around and crystal clear waters flowing through the plains of the narrow valley. Pahalgam is located at a height of 8200 feet above sea level and is a lavish green valley providing a paradise of recreation and leisure.
Whether you are an adventure lover, nature enthusiast or simply have a devout bent of mind, you will find something for yourself in Pahalgam. There are activities like trekking, fishing for trout, and white water rafting all against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. If you are the type who wants to relax mind and body then you can rent a cottage beside the river and indulge in the soothing beauty of nature. Here you will feel miles away from the conundrums of hectic city life.
In Pahalgam you can hit the fantastic 9 hole golf course which is perched atop the valley at a height of 7800 feet. Playing golf here is not just a sporting experience but an indulgence in the picturesque beauty of the course. When you are in Pahalgam there is also the sightseeing experience that you must not miss as you can visit the ancient temple ruins at Avantipur or simply pack a family picnic basket and head for the banks of the Lidder river. You can also visit the apple orchards which are spread across the north eastern part of the village. Here you can get a taste of the warm Kashmiri hospitality along with the juicy fruit.