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Pahalgam , known as Pahalgom Kashmiri pronunciation: ; lit.'village of shepherds' in Kashmiri, is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination and hill station. Its lush green meadows and pristine waters attract thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. It is located 45 kilometres from Anantnag on the banks of Lidder River at an altitude of 7,200 feet . Pahalgam is the headquarters of one of the five tehsils of Anantnag district.Pahalgam is associated with the annual pilgrimage to the shrine Amarnath Yatra.