Resorts in Pahalgam
Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination for many who visit Kashmir. From the capital city of the state, Srinagar, Pahalgam is at a distance of 95 km. This quant hill station is easily accessible by road, taxi or bus services which are provided by the state transport as well as private travel agencies.
Pahalgam is a quaint town located amidst the Himalayan mountains, on a valley through which runs the Lidder river. It is at the confluence of the two rivers, Aru and Sheshnag. There are many places one can visit in and around Pahalgam and it is considered the entry point to Amarnath Yatra.
Thus, with the popular tourist traffic coming to Pahalgam during summer, monsoon and even winter months, there are a wide range of hotels and resorts available as per the diverse budget ranges of travelers.
Amongst the Pahalgam resorts, there is the Forest Hills Resorts which is strategically located on the banks of the Lidder river. This hotel provides excellent view of the pine clad mountains around and the gushing river valley. The resort has well furnished deluxe as well as standard double bedrooms, each with an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. All modern amenities are present such as hot and cold running water, satellite television, power backup and laundry facilities. There is an attached dining room with the hotel where on can taste authentic Kashmiri cuisine and other Indian and continental cuisines as well.
The next popular resort in Pahalgam is the Grand Mumtaz Resort. This resort has many modern facilities as well as guided tours available for the guests. There are as many as sixty two rooms each of which come equipped with minibar, central air conditioning, cable television, WiFi connectivity even. One can partake in many leisure and outdoor activities such as treks along the river valley, trout fishing, golf at the Pahalgam club, river rafting, pony riding which are most popular. One can even avail of excursions and guide tours which cover the main sightseeing places such as Baisaran meadow, Aru village, Chandanwari, Betaab Valley and others.
Another unique resort here is the Island Resort. There are tent and mud hut like accommodation which makes the stay ethnic and close to nature for the guests. The ethnic huts are all equipped with modern amenities such as running water, attached bathrooms, as well as dining options by the riverside with the choice of home cooked meals. There is provision for power backup, going on trekking, fishing, river rafting, golfing and other excursions.
Thus, one can expect to have a comfortable and adventurous stay in these resorts in the lap of nature in Pahalgam.