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Tourist Places To Visit In Pahalgam
Often referred to as a Health resort, Pahalgam is a top tourist destination of Northern India. Also called “The Valley of Shepherds”, Pahalgam offers breathtaking views of panoramic landscapes. The beauty of Pahalgam lies in its thick and lush pine backwoods, picturesque spots of natural beauty, and the magnificent Himalayan backdrop. From sightseeing to adventure sports, popular pilgrimage points to romantic valleys, with a sprinkling of blue lakes and pristine rivers, Pahalgam has it all. Here are the top tourist places you must visit during your trip to Pahalgam.
The Betaab Valley, located 15 kilometers from Pahalgam, lies on the road to the Amarnath Pilgrimage. The valley derives its name from the Bollywood blockbuster which was shot here. It is a trekker's paradise and serves as base camp for a number of high-altitude trails. Betaab valley with its lush green meadows, snow clad mountain peaks, and streams serves as a great picnic spot, often preferred by honeymooners and couples.
Chandanwari is located on the periphery of Pahalgam and holds great religious importance as it marks the starting of the Amarnath Yatra. This place is also known for snow sledding. Chandanwari, like most places around Pahalgam, serves as a perfect picnic spot for families and friends. Chandanwari is snow laden during the winters and it's easy to spot snow-ball fighters hard at work!
Aru is a nice little town in the Lidder Valley. It's a snow covered meadow with a view that rejuvenates you. The drive up to Aru is packed with stunning backdrops so be prepared to take some awesome photographs. Aru serves as the base camp for trekkers to the Kolahoi glacier. You can also interact with the locals and go for a stroll at the shops in Aru village.
The Mamleshwar temple is not only a tourist attraction but also holds historical importance. This temple has a history that dates back to the 12th Century. This ancient site is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built by the then King Jaysimha, this temple is built entirely from Stone. It is a typical Shiva Temple, with Shiva Linga inside. A Pahalgam tour is incomplete without a visit to the divine Mamleshwar temple.
Tulian Lake lies 16 kilometers from Pahalgam. This beautiful and clear lake is situated amidst snow clad mountains. Tulian Lake is quite a sight for tourists. It is described as the “ideal way” to explore the charm of the Kashmir Valley. The path of Tulian Lake from Baisaran is not an easy one. It is full of difficulties, without any trekking trails and one has to endure some tough heights to get to its shore. However, it is worth it all. The beauty of Tulian Lake is truly a bliss.
Baisaran is one of the thick lush meadows of the Kashmir Valley. Located just 5 kilometers away from Pahalgam, this pleasant site is often called “Mini Switzerland” as the long dark meadows bear resemblance to the ones in Switzerland. Baisaran has dense pine forests. The snow capped mountains all around are in contrast with the meadows. Baisaran also acts as a base camp for trekkers heading to the Tulian Lake.