Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir

Also known as the Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam is one of the major tourist attraction during the excursion tour from Srinagar. Pahalgam is located at a distance of 45 km from Srinagar on the banks of river Lidder at an altitude of 7,200 ft above the sea level. Pahalgam is not a mere hill station but a recreational resort as well. Pahalgam offer its guests some of the wonderful opportunities to relax and enjoy the lap of Mother Nature. It has some good resorts and hotels for luxurious accommodation of its guests. The major attraction of Pahalgam is trekking to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier, Chandanwari, sheshnag Lake, enjoy picnics at Hajan on a way to Chandanwari. Pahalgam also comprises of a part of the only saffron growing areas of Asia. Pahalgam is also associated with the holy yatra of Amarnath Cave. Pahalgam is also famous for its woolens such as Gabbas and Namdas which are available at the local shops.
Aru is an ideal place for summer camping due to its nature climatic condition and natural scenery. The Pahalgam and Aru meadows offer numerous camping sites amidst pine forest, other places suitable for summer camping are Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Yusmarg. Equipment for camping is easily available on rental bases.
Aru is the Best place for camping in Pahalgam, one must spend couple of nights here if you love nature. So amazingly located and surrounded by warm hearted people.

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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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