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Things to do in Pahalgam

The city of Pahalgam that is popular as the valley of shepherds, becomes a thrilling spot for the adventure enthusiasts, where tourists can perform trekking, water sports activities like water rafting, trout fishing and others. Even you can become witness for the activities like the horse riding, snow skiing, as well as the trekking and golfing that are held over here.

There are plenty of things to do in Pahalgam, probably you may get confused as what activity must be performed at first, and what activity will be done on the next and last.

Among several sightseeing spots, Mamleshwara Temple (devoted to Lord Shiva), Lidder River, and the nearby tourist destination known as 'Kolahoi Glacier', are some of the interesting spots to visit. While  other exciting spots with scenic beauty are Aru Valley, and Baisaran. These are the best picnic spots, and adventure places, where travelers can do variety of things in these places. Apart from these places, there are other beautiful destinations that keep tourists busy in taking snaps. One can also do shopping at various places like Baisaran valley and even you can move outdoors to watch the amazing beauty of the Baisaran valley, and enjoy to the extent here.

Various Activities in Aru Valley

Aru Valley Activities Travelers can enjoy the variety of activities in Aru region. Even though, the place is found to be the smallest hill station in the entire state, Aru Valley stands as a giant scenic region that comprises of the breathtaking beauty along with the mind-blowing activities which are held at this region.

These activities start from trekking and hiking, skiing as well as pony or horse riding that makes every tourist to bounce back to this Aru region. However, skiing is done only during the winter season. While other activities are conducted regularly to make the tourists enjoy the panoramic view of the nature through these activities. The place is not just suitable for adventure enthusiasts, but also for the leisure seekers.

Spend Time in Pahalgam Zoo

Travelers can spend some time at zoo in Pahalgam, which is just 1 kms away from the town of Pahalgam, families with children or the wildlife lovers can visit this place to watch the different wildlife species like the deer, leopard, as well as the bear and some other common and rare animals. Even some birds have been put inside the zoo. This could be the best place for better time-pass in the zoo.

Do Trekking and Shopping at Baisaran Valley

Baisaran is an idealistic campsite for the trekkers who wish to walk to the Tulian Lake. Here, you will be able to watch and enjoy the stream flowing through the trees, mountains, etc. You need to wear fur coats while trekking at this place. It is simply an awesome experience to trek especially when there is snow fall during winters.

Also, you can purchase some other accessories like shawls, etc. You will find more numbers of local traders who sell Pashmina shawls, along with the scarfs and blankets, etc. But, tourists should bargain very hard to get these shawls, as sellers quote twice the price of the actual amount of these shawls. However, there is no other word about the quality of these shawls sold, as extremely high quality shawls are sold here.

There are many shops that sell eatables like Maggi, Parathens, Chole Bhature, Veg Thalis and beverages like cold drinks, tea, coffee, juice and the famous Kashmiri Khewas! You can sit on the chairs around these eateries and start random conversations with people who flock to this heavenly paradise from all over the world.

Adventure Activities near Pahalgam Golf Course

Pahalgam being a famous town is around 45 kms from Anantnag district, and it is located on the banks of the Lidder river, which is found to be one among the exciting tourist destinations. Here, tourists will not just enjoy the beauty of this town, but also enjoy several recreational activities held here. These adventurous activities include golfing and trekking, camping and fishing, horse riding, and much more. This town which is known as 'Shepherds Village' can be visited between the months of March and November.

Pahalgam Adventure Activities

The amenities provided in golf course are as good as any other golf course in India, as you will find many golf gears that are readily available in the club. And the tourists therefore choose this course for their recreation activities, and the golf course is chosen by the tourists for the sake of refreshments. It is a high altitude golf course which is very calm and comfortable.While there are shops, restaurants as well as parking area near the golf course, where one can reach course either by hiring a taxi or pony ride and even reach by walk, as it is not far from the town.

Pahalgam Trekking

Golf Course Trekking in Pahalgam gives a great pleasure, as trekkers can watch and enjoy every bit of the mesmerizing nature that unveils the beauty of this region. It keeps visitors busy in clicking the photographs of the splendid spot with marvelous background of the golf course. Also, travelers can experience the glorious beauty of the course with conglomeration of mountains and rivers, adventure activities, as well as snow-capped peaks and lush green hills around, that sweeps the minds of the watchers into a dreamy land.

Trout Fishing and River Rafting at Lidder River

There are variety of things to do at Lidder River, and one of the best thing is the trout fishing. If you wish to enjoy trout fishing, you must visit Pahalgam, as you will find it more interesting here. But to do fishing activity, you have to pay more at this town. If you are a beginner, you can request fishermen, and seek his help. You will be helping fishermen in his fishing, and fishermen helps you to learn how to catch the fish. However, Pahalgam is said to be a wonderful adventurous place, as well as the beautiful 'anglers paradise.'

At this place, you can also perform other activities like the Water Rafting, as River rafting is said to be one popular sport here. Some people just come here to watch the sport, while others engage in playing the sport. Both gives the same kind of enthusiasm; somehow, you must involve in this activity at least once in Lidder River, to get the very exciting experience.

Enjoy with Kids in Baisaran

The town of Baisaran is the most beautiful meadow that is thickly surrounded by pine forests that becomes the idealistic spot for the couples to enjoy their honeymoon. Also, it is a best place for the kids to get rejoiced playing in the icy land. Kids will have more options to enjoy, and one among such option is large Zorbing Balls, on which kids generally fall and tumble down.

Baisaran Pahalgam

The place is even best suited for families to catch the memorable moments in their cameras and save the photos for their lifetime. The beauty of the green grass spreads all over the place that makes every tourist to appreciate the wonderful nature. You must ensure to keep at least 2 hours to spend time at this beautiful and charming environment.

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