Kashmir : Palgham
is famous for its scenic beauty and is the jewel of the picturesque
Liddar valley located in the high Himalayas. It provides an ideal
setting for activities like hiking, trekking, and fishing. It is also
the starting point of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of
Amarnath. Pahalgam is located in the western part of the state of
Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. It is located at
an altitude of 2130 m above sea level amidst the great Himalayan
range. It is positioned beside the Liddar River, in the Liddar valley.
Pahalgam is 95 km east of Srinagar. The weather in Pahalgam is alpine.
Summers (April-June) are mild while winters (November-February) are
cold. It experiences rains between July and September. It experiences
heavy snowfall from December to February. The natural beauty of
Pahalgam and the verdant Liddar valley attracts the traveler towards
it. The sparkling water of River Liddar, which flows near Pahalgam,
has a number of picnic spots around it. Pahalgam is a part of Asia's
only saffron growing area. One can see the saffron plants in full
bloom in the month of November. There are a number of hiking and
trekking trails around Pahalgam. One can even explore these places on
horseback. Pahalgam provides a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan
range with its lush green pine forests and snow-capped peaks.
ADVENTURE - The Liddar River is popular among travelers interested in
angling. Stretches of this river are suitable for trout fishing.
Travelers interested in fishing have to obtain a fishing license from
the Directorate of Fisheries in Srinagar. Pahalgam is the starting
point of a number of trekking and hiking trails to the surrounding
mountains. Trekking around Pahalgam is exhilarating, as it takes the
traveler through virgin pine forests, clear mountain streams, and
meadows of wildflowers.