General Information Of Pahalgam :
Altitude : 2130 mts.
Language : Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, English.
Best Season : March to november.
Weather : In summer weather are very cool and pleasant. In winter weather are very cold and mostly covers with snow.
Festival : July to october is the time to go Amarnath Jatra.
Introduction Of Pahalgam:
At an altitude of 2,130 mts. above sea level, 96 km from Srinagar, Pahalgam is Kashmir’s premier resort. It is situated at the confluence of the stream flowing from the river Lidder and Sheshnag Lake. Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. The most beautiful of the is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of Pine. Hajan, on the way Chandanwari is an idyllic spot for a picnic. Pahalgam within it 8 tiny villages, one of which is Mamal. There is a Shiva Temple here, generally considered to be Kashmir’s oldest temple dating to the 8th century.Chandnawari, 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of July-August. Although the road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is on fairly flat terrain, and can be undertaken by car, from Chandanwari onwards, the track becomes much steeper, being accessible on foot or by pony. 11 km from Chandanwari is the mountain lake of Sheshnag, after which, 13 km away is the last stop, Panchtarni. The Amarnath Cave is 6 km away from there. During the month of July-August, an ice stalagmite forms a natural Shivling which waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.
Map Of Pahalgam, Jammu And Kashmir :