One of the most popular tourist destinations and hill stations in India, Pahalgam, is a famous tourist town in Anantnag district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Located about 45 kilometers from Anantnag on the banks of Lidder River, it is the headquarters of one of the five tehsils of Anantnag district. Also incorporated with the annual Amarnath Yatra, Pahalgam’s lush green meadows & pristine waters bring thousands of tourists from all over the world each year.
Located 16 kilometers from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath yatra, which takes place every year in July–August.
There are many species of rare, endangered, and protected species, including hangul, musk deer, serow, brown bear, Leopard, rhesus macaque, grey langur, and Himalayan mouse hare. The Indian Army is always patrolling the area due to the constant threat of crossing the illegal border.
Tulian Lake, Lolab Valley, Kolahoi Glacier, Lidder River, Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and Sheshnag Lake are some of the most famous tourist destinations to visit in Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir.