Pahalgam - the valley of shepherds is situated at a height of 7200 ft and
is about 100 kms distance from Srinagar ( Nearest access to the air
port) sprawling amidst the confluence of river lidder, Pahalgam is
Kashmir's most popular & picturesque resort.
Pahalgam hotel and pahalgam
are synonymous,established in 1931 and spread in about 2 acres, the
hotel has acquired a name for its rejuvenating ambience, hospitality and
a wholesome tasty cuisine. There are 20 suites and 25 double bedrooms
located in different blocks, with a splendid view of the river lidder
and snow clad mountains. Film goers recognize the hotel instantly as it
has been very popular with the industry. A number of movies have been
shot in the hotel itself.
The hotel offers the following facilities:
Telephone in every room
Closed circuit colour TV in
Fridge in every room
Hotel's own power backup
Conference and banquet
"Pine Retreat" Lounge
"Stone age" coffee shop - U/R
Covered heated swimming pool
Health club with Sauna & Steam
baths, Massage and gym facilities - U/R
Indoor games, Billiards and
Laundry and dry cleaning
Indian, Continental, Chinese,
South Indian, Gujrati and Kashmiri cuisine.
U/R - Under Renovation
Around Pahalgam, there are locations which
are about one or two days trip away. Some of the popular ones are:-
- a sleepy village 10 kms from Pahalgam, is the first step on the way to
the world famous Kohlai glacier. From here one can also trek to Tarsar,
Marsar lakes or Sonamarg.
- (motrobale and about 3 kms away from Pahalgam) is a lush
green meadow surrounded by thick forest. One can trek to Tulian lake from
here (day trip).
( 16 km away also motrable) is the starting
point for the annual Amarnath Yatra. One can go upto Sheshnag lake in a
days return trek.
Around and within Pahalgam,
there is Shikergah, Dubian and Mamal Temple (dates back to 14th century)
all which can be travelled on foot or pony. Pahalgam also has a 9 hole
golf course, (being upgraded to 18 holes shortly) with refreshing view
of pine trees. Pahalgam especially is honeymooner's paradise.
All arrangements for treks and
sightseeing can be made through the hotel itself. Pahalgam Hotel ensures
that your stay will be a memorable one.