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“amarnath yatra”(155 reviews)
“starting point”(49 reviews)
“base camp”(33 reviews)
Pahalgam, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on 11oct,2018. Just to let you know the place in off season also looks very commercialised as many shop and horse stand and also its the same place where the amarnath yatra starts from for 32kilometers. I would sujjest there are better...More

Thank karan b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite cold in oct mid its the starting point of Amarnath Yatra. You can explore the place in 30/40 mins.

Thank Sucheta04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chandanwari is the point where Amarnath yatra starts. The glacier is around one kilometer away from the base point and it is must do. You would also find locals fishing by the river. The climb is easy to moderate.

Thank Dipanwiita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can skip this place. I dont know either its the place or my group was a little bit tired after some days travelling. however I have to mention that I really love market just outside Chandanwari, and buy alot of very cheap paper marche...More

Thank Hajar Z
Reviewed 14 September 2018

the way to this valley is awesome.the views are nice and memorable.some views are spectacular.i always remember this valley.

Thank raja p
Reviewed 8 September 2018

the use is the base point for the famous pilgrimage. its the roadhead. go if you are doing the trek up, otherwise nothing extraordinary

Thank Tejas P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

i donno how it gets so much of good reviews. unless u have religious reasons, there is no good reasons to drivr like 1 hour from Pahalgam and reach this dirty and crowded place which has no view or valley or meadow. with all the...More

Thank Jalal I
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's the starting point for the trek to the Amarnath shrine. It was still covered with snow when we visited. People were just mingling around going up the slopes a little further. There is a stream flowing by making some nice photo opportunities. The surroundings...More

Thank Sayeed C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The journey to the valley is beautiful. You can see the river flowing down below.It is also an entry point to amarnath yatra. snow clad mountains around the place.this gets blocked in winter i hope.

Thank sudeep912
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I came to Pahalgam twice. First in the first week of December when there was less tourist and fresh snow. Again the last week of March it was still covered with snow with a little of sunshine.

Thank AKA_Chollada
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25 May 2018|
Response from THAKURTOURS | Reviewed this property |
You can stay at any of the bhandaras, most of them offer free stay and food. But they are usually overfilled, so might not be able get that. You can hire a tent by local kashmiris
23 May 2018|
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Response from meetamadhlani30 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. they have full day package only. for Pahalgam site visits. so they cover everything in 1 day. All the vellys are nearby so. u can visit all in 1 day. Enjoy your trip.
17 May 2018|
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Response from Veda Y | Reviewed this property |
Roads are good with no congestion but it is advisable to hire a taxi because if you want to hire in the mid-way then you won't be able to get one. You have not mentioned the month of travel because when we visited in the... More
Khushbu S
8 April 2018|
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Response from VaSa2717 | Reviewed this property |
Weather will be cold so do carry your winter wear. If you have snow hiking boots do carry them as well.
21 January 2018|
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Response from anmwanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Weather in May at Pahalgam is pleasant and will get cold in evenings, a pair of jacket will help to make you feel better. Snow is not available at Pahalgam, but can be found at Chandanwadi, one of the valley to be seen at... More