Lidder River is 73 km Long Pahalgam River in Kashmir. It begins from the Kolhoi Glacier two kilometers south of Sonamarg at 4653 meters elevation. It is the second major branch of the Jhelum River and gets together it at Gurnar Khanabal town at a height of 1615 meters. It is a snow fed river. It runs from side to side on Pahalgam and almost cover 30 km pahalgam valley.
The river derives its name Lidder River because it runs southwards through Lidderwat valley and its offers a rise to Lidder Valley.
To reach at Lidder River in Pahalgam, people mostly used trekking. April to November is the best time to visit Lidder River in Pahalgam because at that time weather of the pahalgam is conductive for all outdoor activities. Tourist also gets opportunity to do trekking, angling, white water rafting, horse riding, golf, snow skiing, troute fishing etc. in the Lidder River.
The water of Lidder River is mainly used for irrigation purpose through different canals; Shah Kol and drinking through water treatment plants are famous among them. There are many different type of fishes are there. There are many picnic spot around Lidder River.
Pahalgam River, Lidder River is best known for white water rafting. Pahalgam River rafting or White water rafting is bit scary but it gives memorable experience. Pahalgam also organizes one or two day's White Water Rafting Pahalgam competition. Lidder River is one of the best attractions of Pahalgam. Lidder River Pahalgam is also popular among Travelers who love to do angling.
Travelers who wish to gain fishing permit from the Directorate of Fisheries (DOF) in Srinagar.