If you want to escape the scorching heat of the summer, no other place will be as good as Pahalgam. With a height of 2130 m above sea level, this small village is quite remote considering the urban settlements in the rest of Kashmir. And yet, the village is worthy of your visit, thanks to the picturesque beauty of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges that will leave you gasping in awe. You can explore the local markets here during your stay and buy handmade souvenirs, woven shawls, sweaters, jackets, and other such items.
You can visit the Betaab Valley, and peek at the Kargil mountain range. Plus, the vast apple orchard serves as the icing on the cake. The Sheshnag Lake is another place to visit, especially since it is covered with vibrant greenery and offers a fresh ambiance ideal for relaxation. If you plan a trek, the Baisaran Hills, Kolahoi Glacier, and Panchtarni are the ideal spots to try out. Since you will be visiting in October, make a detour and explore the snow-covered beauty of Chandanwari, which is the starting point of the Amarnath trek path.