Pulwama i.e. ‘Rice Bowl of Kashmir’ is a prosperous district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Pulwama was formerly known as ‘Panavangam’ or ‘Pulgam’, the Pulwama was ruled by the Mughals in the 16th century, while in the 19th century the Afghans assumed power. Some picturesque and scenic places in Pulwama are surrounded by mountains, ancient waterfalls and unique valleys. You will be seen to see the charming scenes in Pulwama.
How to reach the Pulwama
Air Way: Nearest airport of Pulwama is located in Srinagar, which is about 37 km from this city. Regular cab services are available from the airport. By rail: Nearest railway head is Jammu Tavi Railway Station located in Jammu city at a distance of 281 km from the city.
Pulwama is well connected to other major cities of India through roads. Bus service is available from the bus terminal located in the city center. If you want to travel by road, you can reach the vehicle by car or rent yourself. The exact time of arrival of the Pulwama keeps the weather pleasant all year long, so that tourists can visit Pulwama at any time in the year. The temperature here averages 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degree Celsius.
The Avantishwar temple of Pulwama district is one of the historic and revered pilgrimage sites. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, and this temple was built by King Avanti Verma in 9th Century AD. The maintenance of the Avantishwar temple situated on the banks of Jhelum river is under archaeological survey. The walls of this temple are adorned with the complex myths of ancient myths, folk tales and deities. Visitors and devotees from all over the world come to visit this temple. Pulwama is a popular tourist destination.
In Pulwama district there are several waved waterfalls, one of which is the Ahlabal waterfall. It is very important to see this waterfall when it comes to Pulwama because its natural beauty will be settled in your heart. In the Pir Panjal mountain ranges, the speed of water at a height of 25 meters from a narrow gorge in the valley surrounded by dense pine and cedar trees is very popular. The streams of thick forest appear to be silver.
It is locally known as the Pyek Temple. It is believed that this temple was built in the 10th century. This temple is made of single stone. Specification in its architecture still reflects its past glory. Surrounded by a dense forest, this temple makes the devotees astonished.
At one time the nobles of the country used to come hunting on this place. The hunting area was expanded by the last ruler of Jammu and Kashmir State and this place is full of wildlife and vegetation. This area is surrounded by dense forests and it is situated at an altitude of 2130 meters above sea level. Situated on the summit of Vasturvan and Khervon mountains, Shikargarh is famous as a picnic spot for the locals.