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In Betaab Valley pictures become more beautiful when you have someone in it. The expressions on face shows the pleasant and blissful mood in Betaab Valley.The entire experience can be termed as elated, blissful and overjoying.
Here majority of the pictures are taken by our Guide Mushtaq. Hence you will see many pictures with my family in it.
1st August 2012
Early Morning and Something about Pahalgam
Now after the Amarnath Yatra all of us were tired and exhausted. But I cannot sleep more after clock ticks more than 7.00 AM and now ghumakkari (travelling) has infused completely in my blood. So that day also I woke up at 6.30 AM and started to freshen up. Sonali , my father in law and Aarya chose to sleep and relax. But as usual I was in no mood to relax. I had a quick bath with hot water provided by Ishwaq, our Hotel owner and started off towards the main baazaar in Pahalgam. First of all I like to say that Pahalgam itself is divided into two parts . One is Pahalgam village . It is towards Chandanwadi and there everything is reasonable in budget. This is where I was staying. From Pahalgam village around one, one and half kms you will find Main bazaar ( market ) towards Anantnag where there are majority of all big Hotels , Restaurants and shopping items . This all you will get in Pahalgam village also but all at half the price. So people who want to stay will tight prices I would advice them to stay at Pahalgam Village. From Pahalgam Village to main bazaar the distance is around one km and sharing cars like Tavera , Sumo’s run between these Pahalgam main bazaar,village and Chandanwadi etc.
Now coming back to my ghumakkari , I wanted to go for Pahalgam sight seeing if my family wakes up before 12.00 noon. The main sight seeing places in Pahalgam are
- Betaab valley
- Aru valley
- Baisaran, Pahalgam
- Gauri Shankar Temple
- Pandava Mamaleshwar Temple
- Pahalgam Main Bazaar
- Gardens of Pahalgam
- Deer Park