Pahalgam is a town in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination and every year many tourists visit Pahalgam. This world famous hill station is 45 km. from the District Headquarters at Anantnag and located on the banks of Lidder River. It was once a tourist attraction and a favourite place for shooting of Bollywood films.
Pahalgam has Sub-Tropical Highland climate with long and cold winter with short and mild summer. There are many rare and protected species. The main species are hangul, musk deer, serow, brown bear, Leopard, rhesus macaque, grey langur, Himalayan mouse hare, etc. The common birds are griffon vulture, monal, snow cock, koklas, blue rock pigeon etc. Betaab Valley is a very famous tourist spot situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film.