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This is at a distance of 15 KM from Pahalgam. It will take 30 minutes to reach Chandanwari. The road passes through old Pahalgam town with traditional Kashmiri houses. At your right side Lidder river will be flowing and you will be passing through hills and bend roads. Many waterfalls will be there at both sides of the road. These falls are created by melting ice from the snow peaks. Lidder river will be flowing from Chandanwari towards Pahalgam. There is a small market where all essential items including medicines are available. You can get some few camera accessories and batteries for your gadgets in this market. Usually this market became more active before Amarnat Yatra which starts from end of June or July and continues till end of August.

At the end of the market there is a big Ice glacier here with a thick layer of ice . Water flows below the glacier. This is the ideal spot for tourist to enjoy snow even in end summer. Local made sledge is available here for skating over the ice.

Local Guide at Chandanwari

If you have taken a local taxi then you will get one hour here to visit. On arrival at Chandanwari you will be approached by local guides offering you to take you to four points and offering gumboots ( to hire ) to protect your shoes from mud. However we didn't find any requirement of guide or gumboot ( in summer seasons ) as this is a very small place and the glacier point is hardly 500 meter from the parking area. You can easily walk through the market to reach the glacier point. This is also the starting point of the tracking rout to holy cave.

Starting point of Sri Amarnath Yatra

Road to Amarnath at Chandanwari At a height of 9500 ft Chandanwari is also famous for Sri Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari is the end point of road journey and devotes has to trek 32 KM to reach holy cave of Sri Amarnath. Horses are available at a rate of Rs 3500 to 4000 on both ways to visit the cave. Dandi or Doli is also available for a price or Rs 7000 to 15000/. All prices are negotiable and depend on demand.

Taxi rates for visiting Chandanwari from Pahalgam is available here

Taxi Rate to reach Chandanwari

Call Mobile No : 09697457151
Tourist PlacesMaruti VanEECOSumo TaveraLuxy
Aru, Chandanwari and Betab Wadi ( Recommended )1500160018002100
Chandanwari and Betab Wadi950100011001300
Chandanwari and Aru Valley1200130015001800
Chandanwari - Betab valley

Weather in Chandanwari

Because of height Chandanwari is cooler than Pahalagam so carry light woollen dresses here in day time. During winter season carry heavy woollen dress.

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