Baramulla district is one of the 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir state, which is further divided into eight tehsils and 16 divisions, which is spread over an area of about 4190 sq km. This district shares its boundaries with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the west side. Baramulla is located in the south of Kupwara city and north of Poonch and Budgam and on the eastern side of Srinagar and Ladakh. This ancient city was established in the year 2306 by King Bhimasina.
In 1508, the great Mughal ruler Akbar visited this place. Being impressed by the beauty of here, during his visit to the Kashmir Valley, Jahangir decided to stay here. The famous Chinese traveler, Hansang, also visited Baramulla district once. This district is named after two words of Sanskrit, ‘Varah’, which means pig and ‘root’ which means moth and jointly means ‘swine-like’.
The legend behind this place is written in the ancient epic of Nilamapura in Kashmir. According to epic, the area of Kashmir was in fact a lake thirty-seven, which was under the control of a monster hydropower. To destroy this monster, Hindu god Vishnu of protection took the form of a pig and through his mantle a hole in the mountain came out of the flow of water.
Why is Baramula a tourist attraction?
Baramula is famous among tourists for its gurudwaras, temples, monasteries and mosques. Tourists should visit Gulmarg during the visit to this area, which is located at an elevation of 2730 meters above sea level. The actual name of this city was Gaurimarga, but in the 16th century, it was named Gulmarga which means the Valley of Flowers. Gulmarg is also known for his golf course, which has been declared the world’s tallest golf course. The management of this golf club has been assigned to the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC). In addition to the golf course, tourists can also visit other famous places like Gulmarg, Achalbal, Gandola Lift, Tanmarg, Verinag and Gulmab Biosphere Reserve. Another attraction of tourism in this district is Parihaspora city. During the reign of King Shankar Varman, this city was the capital of Kashmir. Travelers often travel to Parbhaspora for archaeological monuments such as Parhasporora Pattan and Pattan market. Visitors can visit Vishnu pilgrim sites, Raj Bhavan and Chaitya during the excavation in 1914. If time is there, then the tourists are advised to roam the Wular Lake, Mansal lake and the lake of Lower Lake.
There are many religious places in Baramula
There are many religious places in Baramulla like Jaiyar Baba Rashey in Tanmarg, Jayaarat Tujjar Sharif located in Sopore, Imambara Guam and Jayaar Jambaz Vali etc. located in Ahmadpura. Located in Watal, Jaiyat Dastgir Sahib, Zaheerat Baba Shakuruddin and Bandipora, Jyart Ahmad Sharif are among other famous religious places. If time permits, tourists should also see the Shiv Mandir which is also called the Queen or Mohineshwar Pagoda. This temple was constructed in 1915 by Mohini Bal Sisodiya, wife of King of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh. Here are statues of destruction of Hindu god Shiva and his wife Devi Parvati. In addition to the Hindu and Muslim religious places, travelers can visit the Sikh Temple, Chatti Padshahi. The presence of rivers, mountains, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and waterfalls makes Baramulla the ideal place for those people who have time between the lap of nature Want to spend
How to go Baramula
Those travellers who are planning to visit Baramulla, they can be reached by any means of transport such as Airways, Rails and routes. The ideal time to visit this place is from April to July when there is a summer season. Those tourists who want to enjoy skiing should visit this place during the cold days.