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Pahalgam
Hill station
View of valley near Pahalgam town
View of valley near Pahalgam town
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Elevation 2,740 m (8,990 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,922
Languages
 • Official Urdu
 • Local Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 192126
Lidder river in pahalgam
Lidder River in Pahalgam

Pahalgam is a tourist town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination and hill station. Its lush green meadows and pristine waters attract thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Anantnag on the banks of Lidder River at an altitude of 7,200 feet (2,200 m). Pahalgam is the headquarters of one of the five tehsils of Anantnag district. Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Pahalgam is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the months of July–August.

Geography

Pahalgam is located at 34°01′N 75°11′E / 34.01°N 75.19°E / 34.01; 75.19. Pahalgam holds a central position in the Lidder Valley. It has an average elevation of 2,740 metres (8,990 ft).


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