Ramba Palace

Guesthouse in Pahalgam

Arguably the best views in Pahalgam are from the lawns and bay windows of this trio of seriously ageing but clean and budget-friendly lodges. They're across the Aru River from town, 2.5km by road but less than 10 minutes' forest walk from the Heevan Hotel (not hard with directions).

On arrival in Pahalgam, inquire at the co-owned Palestine Hotel, facing the main jeep stand, and you'll probably be given a free transfer.