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iXiGOers Apr 18 2013

Suggest a 1 day tour itinerary for Pahalgam.

Mercy Jacob Apr 18 2013
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Snow capped mountains, lush greenery and rugged landscape make Pahalgam one of the most popular holiday destinations. The calm and quiet enveloping the hill station is astounding to say the least. Away from concrete city jungles, the beauty of nature here will simply captivate you. If a rejuvenating holiday is what you are looking for, a trip to Pahalgam is a lovely option. Besides setting out on scenic walks and trekking expeditions, here are some things you shouldn’t miss if you are in this wonderful hill station for a day.




Start your journey with the beautiful Mamaleshwar Temple. Situated on a hillock, a little over 1 km from Pahalgam, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was once adorned in gold at the peak of its popularity. Believed to have been built in the 5th Century, it is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Kashmir. 


Next you can head to Betaab Valley. For all you Bollywood fans out there, Betaab Valley is certainly going to be a wee bit more special. The valley has been featured in various Hindi movies, the most popular being, Betaab. A short trek of about 7 km from Pahalgam will take you to this spectacular spot. If trekking is just not on your mind, you can hire a pony or a taxi till Betaab. It’s best to reach by noon to soak in the beauty of the mesmerising valley. Once there, you can marvel at the glorious beauty of the valley while enjoying a hot cup of tea and a hot plate of maggie or pakoras.




As the sun sets, you can head back to the main market for a delicious meal. Here are some of your options, in case you want to enjoy sea food or the mouthwatering local delicacies.


Troutbeat

Part of Pahalgam hotel, this little eatery is a pleasant surprise for foodies. Sea food lovers are in for a special treat with the mouthwatering variety of local trout being served here. You can either go for a grilled dish or stick to the good old tandoori. Served with naan or tandoori roti, the portions served here are more than expected. Vegetarians take heart, the dal fry and paneer masala served at Troutbeat are known for its spicy flavours. Located in the market, the restaurant is quite easy to locate.

Volga

Serving delectable north indian food, Volga is one of the most popular eating joints in Pahalgam. The small restaurant with modest seating arrangements and warm ambience will not disappoint you. From the dal fry to the mix kulcha, everything served here is simply delicious.



Explore and discover the untouched beauty of Pahalgam and enjoy your lovely vacation to the hilt.

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