Pahalgam Travel Guide
Wild Bears still roam much of the area and local villagers are on constant alert for their presence. Due to the constant threat of illegal border crossings the Indian army is always patrolling the area and is on constant high alert. As the local population can’t carry firearms this has saved the bears from being hunted to extinction. With the abundance of fresh trout in the rivers and local farm animals they have plenty to eat. Monkeys also populate the area, most monkeys are quiet shy but given an opportunity they will steal food from visitors campsites
Places to visit
Arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth, the town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in one of the many hotels in Pahalgam, or trek on some of the many mountains. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonmarg. Snow skiing is an attraction during the winter months (from December to late February).
Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus
Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination, and every year, many tourists visit Pahalgam.