Here are the top 18 tourist attractions to see in Pahalgam:

1. Aru Valley

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 8+ photos

11 km
from city center
1 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Aru Valley is one of tourist's favorite in the area, with lush green grasslands and thick forests, interspersed with modest and playful streams of water and a backdrop of huge silver mountains.

2. Betaab Valley

Must visit 4.2 /5

6 km
from city center
2 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Kondana Caves are located in small village named Kondana which is 33 km north of Lonavala and 16 km north west of Karla Caves. This cave group has about 16 Buddhist caves. The caves were excavated in first century BC show wooden pattern prominence. One can reach the cave by descending from Rajmachi village as well. The cave has only one inscription on the front of the Chaitya, which gives information about donors.

3. Lidder River

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 7+ photos

30 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Originating from the Kolahoi Glacier, Lidder River is a 73 kilometer long river with its mouth at the Jhelum River. The river flows through lush green mountains of fir, making up for a very scenic walk around its banks. The tourist village of Aru is also situated on its bank. The tourist destination of Pahalgam covers the central Lidder Valley. Hence, the river offers scenic views all along its course.

4. Kolahoi Glacier

Must visit 3.4 /5

16 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

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

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5. Chandanwari

3.6 /5 View 8+ photos

0 km
from city center
5 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Pahalgam is also associated with Amarnath Yatra as Chandanwari which is the starting point of Amarnath Yatra is situated near Pahalgam.

6. Mamaleshwara Temple

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
6 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

At a distance of about a kilometer form Pahalgam, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed purely of stone, by the then King Jayasima. The temple is marked as a significant place of worship in the region and draws pilgrims from all over the state.

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7. Lolab Valley

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
7 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Lolab valley is in the northern district Kupwara of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lolab valley is studded with natural beauty and warm, hospitable locals. Minus the throngs of tourists. This part of Kashmir is as virgin as it gets.

8. Amarnath Yatra

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Pahalgam is also a host to the famous Amarnath Yatra which takes place each year during the month of Sawan (July to August). It commence from both routes, of Pahalgam and Baltal.

9. Shopping in Pahalgam

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

While in Pahalgam do shop for woolens, carpets, kaftans, Namaz prayer rugs, Kashmiri handicrafts and tea cozies. Zamindar-Home of Handicrafts, is a shop in Pahalgam where one can not only get carpets and Gabbas but also fantastic shawls and dress materials with some lovely Kashmiri embroidery.

10. Tulian Lake

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
10 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Between the Pir Panjar and the Zanskar range is a sparkling blue lake, dotted by chunks of ice during the few times in the year, when isn't frozen completely.

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11. White River Rafting

3.1 /5

31 km
from city center
11 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Indulge into pure awesomeness in the rivers flowing in and around Pahalgam by rafting in its gentle gradients. A 2km stretch on the Aru branch of Lidder River is the popular rafting spot in Pahalgam. In Pahalgam, white river rafting generally starts in the month of June.

12. Skiing in Pahalgam

3.5 /5

73 km
from city center
12 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Skiing in the mesmerizing terrain of Pahalgam is an experience you would not want to miss. After Gulmarg, this town is one of the best options that offer the true essence of Kashmir.

13. Panchtarni

3.1 /5

25 km
from city center
13 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

A camper's delight, 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.

14. Golfing

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

At an altitude of about 2400m above sea level, a nine hole golf course is sported by Pahalgam, also referred to as 'Plateau' by a lot of locals. One can also rent equipments here as well as enjoy the few refreshments available in the premises.

15. Trekking

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

With plenty of trekking trails, Pahalgam is the base camp for countless trekkers. Challenging mountain ranges, pristine lakes and plateaus make the region of Pahalgam suitable for all types of trekking. Best time to trek in Pahalgam is from April to June.

16. Sheshnag Lake

16 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Sheshnag Lake is one of the topmost attractions of Pahalgam and is an epitome of natural beauty, peace and serenity. Enveloped in snow capped mountains and surrounded by tall alpine meadows, the lake is a haven for nature lovers. Besides, it also holds significant importance among the devotees who believe that Lord Sheshnag still resides in the lake.

17. Lidder Amusement Park

1 km
from city center
17 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Lidder Amusement Park is one of the best amusement parks in the region replete with paddle boats, miniature railways, bumping car rides, and other swings and fun games; all in the lap of the mighty mountain peaks. The place is a favourite among both the kids and the adults. Providing sweeping views of the hills in the backdrop, the amusement park is a perfect way to spend a day out.

18. Baisaran

18 out of 18
places to visit in Pahalgam

Baisaran is a beautiful destination 6 kms away from Pahalgam in Jammu & Kashmir. With tranquil meadows, pristine lakes and picturesque setting, you can just stroll down the area or sit down to have a picnic. The place also has very many options of fun games and rides, pony rides, zorbing etc. The place is a popular tourist attraction in the area and you should definitely stop by if you are visiting here.

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