Now, coming to Pahalgam was a last minute decision and so was this hotel that we had booked. It wasn't anything fancy-just an old building converted into a hotel. Since it was near the main market and was pretty affordable, we booked it. We checked in, left our luggage, freshened up, had a cup of chai.
The first thing you would want to do for exploring the Pahalgam valley is to book a cab for the day at the local taxi stand. Our cab driver from Srinagar dropped us off at the taxi stand. We then booked a mini van for the entire day at a fixed price of INR 1500. They help you cover 3 spots: Aru Valley, Betaab Valley and Chandanwari.