Pahalgam is a town which is located in the Anantnag district and also it is a notified area committee of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular hill station and tourist destination. The ancient waters and lush grassland attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. It is located on the banks of the Lidder River which is 45 km from Anantnag.
Pahalgam is associated with the Amarnath Yatra which takes place every year.
Betaab Valley is located 15 km away from Pahalgam. The valley is named after Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh’s hit film Betaab. The valley lies between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi northeast of Pahalgam and goes on a pilgrimage to the Amarnath temple. from the sixties to the eighties, Kashmir was home to the Indian film industry.
Several films were shot in the valley such as Kashmir Ki Kali, Kabhie Kabhie, Satte Pe Satta, Aarzoo, etc…
Tulian Lake is a lake and tourist destination of Pahalgam. It located at an elevation of 3,684 meters above sea level. ice cubes are often seen floating in the lake. It is usually covered with snow and has mountains on all three sides which rise to over 4,800 meters.
The lake is situated between the Pir Panjal Himalayan ranges and Zanskar Himalayan ranges
Sheshnag Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake. It is located on the track leading to Amarnath cave, 23 km from Pahalgam. it’s lies at an elevation of 3590 meters. It has a maximum width of 0.7 km and a maximum length of 1.1 km.
In Kashmiri, Shesh means a mirror and Nag means lake. The water of this lake is clear and glassy, hence its name Sheshnag Lake. this lake is home to many fish, including brown trout. It freezes during the winter and due to heavy snowfall, it’s inaccessible in this season. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and green meadows. in the Kashmir Valley, Sheshnag Lake is one of the popular tourist destinations.
It mostly feeds by melting snow and springs coming from the top of the mountain. It flows out of the stream which joins the Lidder River at Pahalgam.