Today, we are going to Pahalgam. To shoot a Bollywood movie right now, we are on Srinagar – Jammu National Highway. Army convoy movement is going on.which is common on this highway. For safety reasons, all traffic is stopped. Srinagar to Pahalgam is 90 KMs.It takes around 3 hours to complete the journey. I told you, We are going to shoot a Bollywood movie. Because Pahalgam is the favorite destination for filming Bollywood movies. Jab Take Hain Jaan, Bajrangi BhaijaanRaazi, Highway have been filmed in Pahalgam. To experience the breathtaking beauty of Pahalgam. Do watch complete episodes. Enroute, we went to Saffron (Keshar) farms and we bought some Saffron.Saffron costs around $3000 (INR 2-2.5 lacs) for 2.2 lbs (1 Kg).It’s a cash crop in Kashmir.
We are about to reach Pahalgam now. Lidder river is accompanying us. In Sanskrit, the Lidder river is mentioned as Lambodari (Name of God Ganesh). Infrastructure in Pahalgam is better because amaranth Yatra for Baba Barfani ji starts from Pahalgam. Ample infrastructure has been developed here for pilgrims. We have reached the Pahalgam market. It’s lunchtime now, so we thought to have lunch and then proceed ahead. We checked out, Nathu’s.
which is North India’s famous food chain. But, Nathu’s was closed. So, we came to Dana Paani. We all had Sarso ka Saag (Indian leafy vegetables) and Makkai ki roti (Indian bread made from corn). Aru valley and Betab valley are must-visit destinations during Pahalgam sightseeing. If you have more time, then you can go for a Pony ride. You have to rent a local vehicle for Pahalgam sightseeing. It costs around $22 (around INR 1600) to rent a vehicle for Aru and Betab valley. Right now, we are moving towards Aru valley. Aru valley is around 10 KMs from Pahalgam.