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Pahalgam Travel Guide

Floating clouds over the snow covered mountains, a gushing river and a thick forest cover of pine and fir trees is how this picturesque town of Pahalgam greets its visitor. A popular tourist destination in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam is situated at an altitude of 2,130metres. Interestingly, Pahalgam -- the well -known and well visited destinations in Kashmir Valley of today was once a quaint shepherd’s village.

Pahalgam, which once used to be a village of shepherds, is also known by the name ‘Valley of Shepherds’ owing to the same fact.

For the pilgrims heading towards Amarnath, Pahalgam acts as a base camp.

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