Staying in huts and lodges partially surrounded by majestic conifers offering fresh oxygen gives one a pleasing experience. There are government owned lodges and huts providing accommodation at economical rates. Besides, there are hotels and guest houses for all categories of tourists in Pahalgam and Aru village. One should book the accommodation from Srinagar.
Restaurants and cafeteria
The hotels and restaurant in Pahalgam cater to all the delicacies. One can order for all types of continental and Indian food. Special Kashmiri cuisine (wazwan) is widely is also served in all the hotels and guest houses. In the main market of the pahalgam, the restaurant offer fast food, drinks and beverages.
What activities to do
Horse Riding, Golfing, Fishing, white water rafting, trekking, zorbing, shopping for world famous Kashmir arts and crafts
Golfing on best greens:
One and half kilometer away from Pahalgam market, its golf course has one of the best greens in the world developed by the Pahalgam Development Authority. Spread over 1175 kanals of land, the 18-hole Par 73 golf course amidst pine trees with refreshing air gives gofers the feel of real paradise. It has one of the best pro-shop and club available for the golfers.
There are practice greens, hutment area with 6 double bedroom huts. 100 caddies and 10 pros are to assist you in the sport. August to November is the best time to play golf in Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is also called the ‘anglers paradise’. Fishing in Lidder River is quite challenging. Visitors from many countries make it a point to hire the fishing equipments from Srinagar to enjoy this sport.
Anglers should first obtain permits from J&K fisheries department in Srinagar. Best season for fishing is April to September.
Kashmir is known for the world’s best handicraft. At pahalgam market, there are many showroom stuffed with unique Kashmir arts and crafts like products paper machie, wood carving, carpets, shawls etc.
Tourist Reception Center located in the main market of Pahalgam is the best place to get all the information and assistance.
The banking facilities from J&K Bank, SBI, HDFC, Cooperative Bank, are available in the main market.
Police Station, tourist police assistance booths, hospital, fire and emergency, gas fillings station and post office are in the main market.