<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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: پہلگام, Hindi
: पहलगाम) is a town and a notified area committee
in Anantnag district
of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is a popular tourist destination, and every year, many tourists visit Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is located at . It has an average elevation of 2740 metres
, Pahalgam had a population of 5922. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Pahalgam has an average literacy rate of 35%, lower than the Indian national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 49%, and female literacy is 17%. In Pahalgam, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
AB GAFFAR BHAT, who is the resident of Darigund Srigufwara is currently the Magistrate of Pahalgam.
The town of Pahalgam (Village of Shepherds) offers breathtaking views. One can just relax in one of the many hotels in Pahalgam, or trek on some of the many mountains. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonmarg. Snow skiing is an attraction during the winter months (from December to late February/early March).JKTDC offers tourist cottages at very reasonable rates for a leisurely stay at Pahalgam.
Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave
, a holy site for Hindus
, situated up the... Read More