It happens every time. I want to think that it is just another beautiful place like all others. How different or more beautiful could it be. But, nothing prepares me for the reality. Pahalgam, a quaint town in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir located at an altitude of 7,200 feet (2,200 m). It stuns me every time.
This was my third visit, and as special as the first two. Of the entire Kashmir I have visited, Pahalgam is my favorite. I don't give a hoot about Gulamrg. The queue for the gondola ride in peak season will make you think you are at an ATM in the time of demonetization. It simply doesn't move. I don't even care enough to ride on a horse and go to see the spots- Betaab valley, Chandwari, Aru valley on tracks smelling of horse poop and nothing else. Done that once with parents. But, yeah, the scenery is beautiful and you should go touristy atleast one time.