Located on the banks of River Lidder, Pahalgam is a town and a popular hill resort in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.Once a shepherd's village, Pahalgam is now a premier hill station visited by tourists from across the world and has best of facilities for all its visitors. Famed for its association with the annual Amarnath Yatra that starts from Chandanwari, 16 kilometres from the town, Pahalgam is also ideal for nature lovers, honeymooners, trekkers, and adventure enthusiasts. The magical appeal of the place has taken this destination to the list of top Bollywood film shooting locations in the country. Latest hits like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Highway, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Rockstar are a few movies to mention that feature scenes being shot in or around Pahalgam.To woo tourists and to send positive vibes about Kashmir's tourism industry, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has started chopper services to reach Pahalgam and Gulmarg from Srinagar Airport.
Pahalgam is not a mere hill-station. Its a recreationresort. Its like going into the lap of nature to do many things - one of the best - that "do-nothing". You want to have a romantic trip with your beloved, want to get together with you family, and have what they call a 'quality' family time, you want to do those little interesting things with the family and kids, like take a pony ride, just picnic next to a beatiful river, just lie down under the sun next to your 'hut' with fresh breeze blowing, and read a book, or have a game of cards. Go to a cosy market and have a cup of coffee, or eat normal not-cooked-at-home food, or shop some of the exquisite of Kashmiri handicraft. Well, that's what Pahalgam used to be. The new resurrected Pahalgam is a little more commercialized, albeit the same beauty. You could take rides in a new children part, or raft down the river Lidder. Golf is still there - the Pahalgam club with its table-tennis rooms, mini-golf and cards room missing.
Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home. You will be wonderstruck by the sumptuousness of Pahalgam the moment you arrive at this pristine land. Little houses, green fields and farms of saffron, the valleys are green and very beautiful. You can go on fishing trips or trek on one of the plenty mountains that cover this place. The 18 hole golf course is set among the s