A gilded version of a mountainside manor where every season brings with itself something new; the valley, it seems changes colours as winters fade into spring and summers blend with Autumn. Since Pahalgam is nearly 90 kilometers away from the flurry of activity that defines Srinagar, it is the ideal destination to put your feet up, snuggle into a comfy couch, and sip cup after cup of Kahwa. While you are at it, watch the snow etch a pattern on your window. Pahalgam is also a trekker’s delight, serving as the base for several treks that cut through the mountains and scamper alongside the river. For adrenaline junkies, river rafting is a viable option. For those looking to relax, golf at the Pahalgam Golf Course and fishing at the river will clinch the deal.