The Valley of Shepherds as it is called is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Phalgam was once humble village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir’s premier resort, cool even during the summer. Around Pahalgam are many places of interest and because the resort is step between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. Pony fares are posted at prominent locations.Pahalgan has within it no fewer than eight tiny villages.Pahalgam is also associated with the annual ratha yatra.
ORIENTATION : Pahalgam in the state of Jammu and Kashmir about 95kms away from Srinagar is concentrated more towards the Western region of the state amidst the Himalayas. It is situated in the Liddar Valley besides the Liddar river.Pahalgam is located at 34.03° N 75.33° E.
HISTORY : History gives a faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation of the origin of Pahalgan.Initially in the medieval period it was under the reign of the Mughal rulers but later it was taken under the control of the Hindu rulers during which it was a part of the Kashmir Kingdom. Kashmir was a princely state when India was ruled by the British. Only later years it became a part of the independent India.