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Pahalgam

Pahalgam,Jammu Kashmir

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Temples In Pahalgam

Mamaleshwara Temple Located at a walking distance from Pahalgam, Mamaleshwara Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This small temple has a square shaped tank made of stone. The temple is believed to have been built in the 12th century or even earlier.

Chandanwari And Passage To The Amarnath Yatra Chandanwari, lying 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra. Mostly people trek this route in the months of Sawan according to the Hindu calender (July to September). Chandanwari is the mountain lake of Sheshnag. Amarnath Cave is just 6 km from Chandanwari. The cave and holy shrine at Amarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva. Its main attraction is the natural Shivalinga formed by an ice stalagmite. This shivalinga waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.

Amarnath yatra Pahalgam(Nunwan) is a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra. Which starts from June to August every year. Enrote to Anarnath Cave is Chandanwari (2,895 m), 16 kms from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the. The road from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is on fairly flat terrain and can be undertaken by car. From Chandanwari onwards the track becomes much steeper, and is accessible on foot or by pony. About 11 kms from Chandanwari is the mountain lake of Sheshnag (3,574 m), after which, 13 kms away is the last stop, Panchtarni. The Amarnath cave is 6 kms away from there. During the month of Sawan, an ice stalagmite forms a natural shivling in the Amarnath cave, which waxes and wanes with the moon.

The Holy Cave of Amarnathji is 46.7 km from Pahalgam at a altitude of 3952 meters, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The ice lingam formed by water droplets, symbolises Lord Shiva. Nearby are ice lingams of Mata Parvati, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya also. People visit the Holy Cave during the scheduled Yatra period.Yatris can hire a pony or Dandy from (Nunwan) Pohalgam. According to Bringesha Samhita ,a book in sanskrit , Rishi Bringesha once instructed his disciples to have darshan of sacred lingam at the holy cave , The pilgrims were harassed by demons on the way, Lord Shiva gifted rishis a scepter for their safeguard. Charri Mubarak today is a symbol of this protected caravan.


This Hindu pilgrimage is believed to be the discovery of a Muslim shepherd named Butta Malik who's descendants still receive a percentage of the donations made by pilgrims. The State government organizes Yatra generally during June to August depending upon the Hindu calendar (Sawan Purnima). The yatra registration is must for all yatries, which is made available at J&K bank branches at selected cities of India. All stopovers have facilities from tents to medical camps and langars. The trek is covered in 2 to 3 days.


Most of the attractions are a few kilometers away from Pahalgam. They actually turn out to be good excursions from the town with most important being Chandanwari, which is the starting point of Amarnath yatra.


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Pahalgam,Jammu Kashmir

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Pahalgam is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 2130 m above sea level amidst the great Himalayan range. It is positioned beside the Liddar River, in the Liddar valley.Popular as 'The Valley of Shepherds',


                          			  
                          
Hotels near Pahalgam

Hotel Natraj

Hotel Natraj is a Hotel located at Pahalgam which is the premier holiday destination in Kashmir.


Best Price: Rs.3300 per day

The Mansion

The Mansion is a heritage Hotel located near the Pahalgam Golf Course. The Mansion captures the essence of Pahalgam and is pretty high on old-worldly charm.


Best Price: Rs.3800 per day

The Island Resort

The Island Resort is located Pahalgam (2,130 m) which is Kashmir's premier summer destination.


Best Price: Rs.2000 per day


  
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