Body: Pahalgam is a beautiful town that is situated in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a quite popular destination among tourists due to its unparalleled charm and beauty. It is in fact a world famous destination and is also the shooting spot for several Bollywood flicks. It is also home to health resorts to treat your body and soul amidst its embracing charm. You can also pick from the large number of budget hotels in Pahalgam. If you are into adventure, it might interest you to know that it is the starting point for quite a many interesting trekking trails.
Further Pahalgam has a significance for the hindu pilgrims as well as it is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra that takes place each year around the months of July and August. The shrine of Amarnath forms an integral part of Hinduism and is known to be one of the most sacred and holy shrines by hindu devotees. The main cave is surrounded by towering snowy mountains and is covered in snow itself most of the time of the year. A large number of devotees and pilgrims visit here annually by covering the challenging mountainous terrain.
If you grew up watching the Bollywood flicks and just love them for as long as you can remember, do not miss out the Betaab valley in Pahalgam that has served as the shooting destination for the superhit Bollywood flick Betaab, and thus got its name. It lies sandwiched between two major Himalayan ranges by the names Zanskar and Pir Panjal. It is also a great campsite and you can pick it as your base camp site for trekking and exploring the rich surroundings. Enjoy the rare pleasures of tasting the crystal clear and chilled out water from the bubbling stream that flow down the snowy hills. As a matter of fact, this water has served as the drinking water for the locals too. Other notable attractions in its close proximity are Baisaran lake and Tulian lake.
One of the most prominent features which you will notice almost immediately after reaching here is its rich greenery cover. Coorg has a rich cover of flora and it also serves as the home to several rare species of fauna as well. Some of the most prominent plants here include Abies pindrow, Cedrus deodara, Pinus griffithii and a lot more. Similarly it is home to several endangered and rare species of animals as well. You can also have a low key visit to the banks of river Cauvery and enjoy from the large variety of recreational activities that frequent it such as boating and river rafting.
Coorg offers beautiful shopping markets that offer anything and everything from its famous chicory coffee to traditional costumes and jewellery. If you are a food lover, purchase the famous honey, fresh spices and dry fruits. Also try the delicious oranges and grapes that are grown here. You can check out all thehotels in Pahalgam with rates to make the best choice for yourself.