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There are few Tourist Places near Pahalgam but Places are very beautiful and admirable. Some of the Tourist Places near Pahalgam are as follow :

Jammu :

Jammu is second largest city in the northernmost state in India. Jammu region is situated 74 degree 24' and 75 degree 18', East longitude and 32 degree 50' and 33 degree 30' North latitude and 284 km away from Pahalgam linked with national Highway and on the hilllock on the bank of river Tawi. JammuIt is prominent for its temple and it serves as a winter capital of state after partition of India. Jammu city is formally called as"Jammu-Tawi". Visitors who wish to visit the Jammu city, the best time to visit is in the summer. The nearest Airport from Jammu is located at the Satwari.

The climate of Jammu varies with elevation. Temperature in summer is below the freezing. In the June, Jammu city average temperature is 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) so it is hottest month while in month of January, Jammu city's average temperature reaches below 7 °C (45 °F) as it is coldest month.

People in the Jammu are mostly used Dogri. Other languages are Panjabi, Urdu, English, Hindi, Kashmiri and Gojri. Jammu is identified for its scenery, famous very old temples, Hindu holy place, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Amar Mahal Palace (a castle type), Museum, gardens and forts. Some of the tourist attractions in Jammu are Raghunath Temple, Amarnath Temple, Bahu Fort, Rani Charak Mahal, Amar Mahal Museum, Mansar Lake etc.

Srinagar :

Srinagar is very beautiful places to visit near Pahalgam. Srinagar is a summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir that is lies at the height of 1730 m at the western part of the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar is the perfect place to spend the holidays during summer. Srinagar hill station has a number of Tourist places near Pahalgam and Srinagr and is well-known for its wonderful Gardens, beautiful Lake, traditional handcrafts and dry fruits. This city is also famous for its nine bridges, connecting to the two parts of the city. The highest temperature of Srinagar is 38.3 °C (100.9 °F) and lowest temperature of Srinagar−19.9 °C (−3.8 °F).

SrinagarThe people of Srinagar shared the habit of Smoking the hookah. The people of Srinagar are brilliant. The do involve yourself in the folk dances, theatre and musical courses. Tourism sector is the source of income for Srinagar's people. The horse-drawn "tongas" is a famous mode of transportation in Srinagar.

There are number of historical Tourist places near Pahalgam in the Srinagar such as the Shankaracharya temple, Jama Masjid, Dal and Nagin Lake, Mughal Gardens, Nishat, Shalimar and Chahma Shahi and Hari Parbat Fort, Pathar Masjid, Shah Hamdan mosque etc. Some of them are Dal Lake, Shalimar Gardens, Sri Pratap Singh Museum, Jama Masjid, etc.

Katra :

Katra is spectacular and graceful place of love in North India situated at 32.98°N 74.95°E and 42 km from the Jammu city in the hillock of the Trikuta Mountains. Katra is famous for residence to Katraseveral temples where the prominent and it serves best camp for popular holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi.

people in Katra used to speak in Hindi.

The Best Places near Pahalgam that are worth visiting in Katra are Vaishno Devi temple, Jhajjar Kotli, Banganga, Sanjichhat, Bhairon Temple, Adhkunwari, Himkoti, Charanpaduka, Darshani Darwaza, Baba Dhansar Temple etc.

Gulmarg :

Gulmarg is one of the most vital summer / winter hill resort in the Valley and skiing destination in India. Gulmarg is placed at 56 km from Srinagar and 152 km from Pahalgam. The average altitude of Gulmarg is 2,690 m (8,825 ft) and 34.05°N 74.38°E. The Gulmarg town is inside the Himalayas and is within miles of next to the Line of Control between India and Pakistan.

Gulmarg town was earlier known as Gaurimarg, name of Lord Shiva's wife. GulmargGulmarg has been a hill station for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to spend their holidays. The meaning of the town Gulmarg is grazing land of flower. The best time to visit Gulmarg in summer between may to September and in winter between November to February.

There are number of interesting Places to Visit near Pahalgam and in the Gulmarg such as Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake, The Ningli Nallah, Foreshore Nallah, Shrine of Baba Reshi / Ziarat of Baba Reshi, Golf Courses, Gondola Lift, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, etc and many exciting activity sports like Skiing.

One can reach Gulmarg by Air, by Bus, by Train. Nearest Airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar that is about 56 km away and nearest Railway Station to Gulmarg is Jammu. Gulmarg is known for second highest operating cable car in the world reaching 3,979 m. Gulmarg is very beautiful, attractive, huge cup formed grassland. Gulmarg grassland is famous for its flourishing green hill and natural beauty.

Sonamarg :

Sonamarg means meadow of Gold because it is totally enclosed with a piece of flowers during spring that become visible in gold color. Sonamarg is the famous hill station and is situated in Ganderbal District in the Jammu and Kashmir. This hill station is situated at the distance 87 km away from Srinagar and 2740 m above the sea level.

SonamargThere are many tourist Places near Pahalgam and in and around the Sonamarg city such as the peak, lake, Valleys and passes wherein trek to Gadsar Lake 15 km from Sonamarg, Nilagrad a mountain river 6 km away from Sonamarg, Krishnasar Lake known for trout fishing along with natural and safe and sound surrounding, Vishansar Lake, Sindh River, Baltan 15 km from Sonamarg, Rezan and Kulan, Charari-Sharief, the holy place of the saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din that is also well-known as Nund Rishi.

Sonamarg is accessible by car or Air as nearest Airport to Sonamarg is Srinagar. The best time to go and visit Sonamarg is in summer season because there is no snowfall in summer and is unapproachable in winter due to heavy snowfall. Sonamarg is prominent for breathtaking view of Himalayas from Sonamarg and snow-covered peak from Sonamarg.

Pampore :

Pampore is famous for Land of Gold (Saffron). Pampore is also known for historical as well as archeological sites. It is reside in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir at 34.02°N 74.93°E with an average height of 1,574 metres (5,164 ft). Pampore is located at the distance of about 80 km from Pahalgam.

Pampore town is second highest high-quality manufacturer of Saffron fields in the world. The main source of earning income in Pampore is Saffron plantation which is harvesting in October. People give high amount of money for its colorful and tasteful properties. Pampore is also popular for its baked bread Girda which is known as Shirmal. Majority people in Pampore are Islam religious. Pampore town was residence to a good number of Kashmiri Pandits.Pampore

Important attraction of Pampore is Joint Tomb of Khwaja Masood Wali & Sheikh Sharif-u-din Wali; it has many temples as well. Khankah is one of the oldest musjid of Kashmir which is made of wood. The most famous and attractive temple known as Naagbal in Pampore is placed in the middle of a pond. Lal Ded is also one of the most well-known touching signs of secularism in the Kashmir valley. Air is the easier way to reaching Pampore.

The nearest airport is in the Badgam District at distance of around 16 kms away from the Pampore town and 20 km from Srinagar Airport. One can also reach there by Train as Jammu is nearest Railhead to Pampore or can reach by road.

Achabal :

Achbal is located at 51 km from Pahalgam at 33.68°N 75.23°E and average altitude of 1936 m (6352 ft). Achabal is important tourist place in the Anantnag town near Himalayan Mountains around 8 km away. Achabal Garden

Achabal is the location of famed Mughal Prince Dara Shikwah. It is also called as Achabal Garden. Achabal Garden famous and noted for its springs and it has got some historical background also. Achabal Garden was begun by Nur Jahan and completed by daughter of Shah Jahan, Jahanara in 1640. It is a part of Kashmir Kingdom during 15 century.

Waterfall is a main characteristic of the Achabal garden that comes into a pool of water. There are three marquees on the upper veranda, under the Chinar trees.

Kokernag ( 76 Kms ) :

The word Kokernag generated from the two terms that is, Koker and Nag. The word Koker has been in use from a "Morgee", Kashmiri word which means chicken, as the word nag has been in use from "Nag", Sanskrit word that means snake. KokernagConcerning the name of Kokernag, there are different versions.

As of 2001 India survey, population of Kokernag was 4858. Males in Kokernag comprise 68% of the population and females in Kokernag comprise 32%. Kokernag has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the nationwide average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 33%. In Kokernag, 9% of the population of Kokernag is under 6 years of age.

A Popular family and School picnic spot, a beautifully laid garden, a fresh water Spring with curative properties, a botanical garden full of roses, a flowing water stream, the dense mountain-forests around with its serene and sould lifting atmosphere, is what Kokernag can be described as.

Verinag ( 78 Kms ) :

VerinagVerinag is situated at 33.55°N 75.25°E. It has an average height of 1,851 meters (6,076 feet).Verinag is considered to be the source of River Jehlum. The water flows from the base of a densely wooded hill. The Spring, embanked by Mughal Emperor Jehangir, narrous down into a canal and thus begins the historic River Jehlum.

There are two stone slabs constructed into the western and southern ramparts of Verinag spring, on which writing style in Persian language, in admire of the spring and the dates of building of the tank and channel, are emblazoned.