Pahalgam Tour Packages

When you think of planning Kashmir holidays, you think of Srinagar, Gulmarg, or Sonmarg. However, there’s one place which seldom goes under the radar when it comes to picking a holiday destination in Jammu and Kashmir. Kiomoi welcomes you to the beautiful town of Pahalgam. 

In the Kashmiri language, the meaning of Pahalgam is “village of Shepherds”, and the town lives up to it while offering a lot more than herds of sheep. 

Situated at an altitude of 2130 mtrs above sea level, the quaint little town offers a nature’s spectacle with lush green valleys, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, and the gushing glacial Lidder river.

Whether it is a vacation in Kashmir with family, or a honeymoon trip, if you are looking to book Pahalgam tour packages for your next holiday, then go through these pieces of information before you embark on your journey. 

 Best Places to Visit in Pahalgam

Here are just a few of these highly recommended places to visit in Pahalgam. 

Betaab Valley
Kashmir has always been a region of interest for the Indian film industry (especially the Hindi cinema) and several prominent and popular movies have been shot in different areas of the Kashmir valley. One such very popular Hindi (Bollywood) movie that was shot in Pahalgam is titled “Betaab”. The movie elevated the fame of the Pahalgam region so much that a famous tourist spot has been named after the movie now. Yes! That’s “Betaab Valley”. A sheer visual delight with its lush green meadows, crystal-clear streams, and a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, several Pahalgam tour packages include a visit to this scenic spot in Kashmir. 

Aru Valley
When you plan your vacation to the Kashmir region, it is a given that most of the recommended places to visit will be the valleys spread across the territory. Located roughly 12kms from Pahalgam is the Aru Valley, one of the highly recommended tourist spots in Kashmir and near Pahalgam. This peaceful hill station offers a breathtaking view of the towering Himalayan peaks and is used as the starting point for many treks. And with the number of engaging activities it offers, such as horseriding, skiing, and wildlife and bird viewing, Aru Valley is a desirable location for both thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts.

Chandanwari
Situated at an elevation of 2895 mtrs above sea level is the charming valley of Chandanwari (also known as Chandanwadi). The hamlet is located at a distance of roughly 16kms from Pahalgam and holds spiritual significance among the followers of the hindu religion as it is the gateway to one of the most sacred pilgrimages; Amarnath Yatra. You must add this to your Pahalgam tour itinerary even if you do not plan to take the pilgrimage as a part of your journey. 

Lidder River
There are places that signify the region by their historical significance or architectural marvels. And, then there are a few locations that are recommended as places to visit just for the sheer charm they add to the overall beauty of the region. The Lidder River is one of those places to visit in Pahalgam. This is a nice place to spend some quality time with your family for a fun day outing or picnic, as well as a great choice of adventure enthusiasts to face the rapids of the river during a rafting expedition. 

Sheshnag Lake
A little off the beaten path, Sheshnag Lake is a high-altitude glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. This pristine lake is perfect for nature lovers and offers an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiasts. Adventure seekers can embark on a challenging trek to reach the lake to add a twist of thrill to their trip.

Things to Do in Pahalgam

Challenge Yourself on a Trek to Baisaran Valley
Baisaran is a meadow on a hilltop surrounded by snow-covered mountains and dotted with dense pine woods. Located some 8kms from Pahalgam, the valley has earned the nickname “mini-Switzerland” because of the stunning natural beauty all around it. It serves as both a base camp for hikers heading to Tulian Lake and a highly recommended off-the-beaten-path tourist attraction in Jammu & Kashmir. 

Try Your Hands at Golfing at Pahalgam Golf Course
Set against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas, the Pahalgam Golf Course is a haven for golf enthusiasts. Surrounded by tall pine trees and offering breathtaking views, this golf course is an excellent place to unwind. Include a round of golf in your Pahalgam tour itinerary, enjoying the fresh mountain air and the serenity that the course provides.

Enjoy a Shikara Ride on Sheshnag Lake
We know what you might be thinking. Isn’t shikara ride a recommended activity in Srinagar? Well, more popularly, yes. But when you are traveling to Pahalgam, you have the opportunity to experience a shikara ride of a different kind. Sheshnag lake is a high-altitude lake in Pahalgam that offers a unique and tranquil experience. It is a great activity to indulge in for couples seeking a romantic escapade in nature’s laps. 

Experience the Thrill of River Rafting in Lidder River
Attention all adventure enthusiasts! Apart from trekking options in Pahalgam, one can opt for river rafting in Pahalgam as well to indulge in adventure activities near Kashmir. The Lidder river is the main hotspot for adventure seekers to embark on a thrilling adventure by indulging in white-water river rafting in the gushing river. Most Pahalgam tour packages include this activity.

Visit the Mamleshwar Temple
So, what if you can’t travel to the prestigious and highly revered Amarnath to bow down to Lord Shiva. You can fulfill your spiritual wish by visiting the Mamleshwar Temple which is again a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. As your visit the place, you’ll notice the unique aspect of the temple right at its front face. The temple is one of the rare ones which is completely constructed with stones.  Surrounded by lush greenery and offering a serene atmosphere, this ancient temple is not only a religious site but also a place of historical significance. 

Tips for Affordable Pahalgam Trips  

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:
 
Best Time to Visit Pahalgam
Being a high-altitude valley area, the entire region of Kashmir Valley is best enjoyed during the months of April to November. The same applies to Pahalgam. However, if you are keen on having some winter fun, and are fine with handling extreme cold, then winter months are the ideal time to visit Pahalgam.

Strictly Follow the Cultural Ethics
Pahalgam is a quaint little town with residents who still abide by their age-old traditions and way of living. So, it is imperative that as a tourist you respect the local sentiments by following local customs and adhere to responsible tourism.

Pack Smartly
It is needless to say that, being a valley region, you should expect colder days during our stay in Pahalgam. Also, a lot of trekking might be a part of your Pahalgam travel itinerary. So, packing warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes are essential. 

Pick the Accommodation Options Wisely
When you book your Pahalgam tour packages with Kiomoi, be rest assured to have a series of accommodation options at your disposal. From cozy guesthouses to luxury hotels, you can find a stay that suits your preferences. 

Know About the Local Languages
While English is widely understood, learning a few basic phrases in Kashmiri, the local language, can enhance your interactions with the locals. It's a gesture appreciated by the community and adds a personal touch to your experience.

Be Wary of Safety and Scams
Pahalgam is generally considered safe for tourists. However, like any destination, it's wise to stay alert. Avoid isolated areas after dark, secure your belongings, and be cautious of touts. 

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