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"The Delight of Kashmir"

Pulwama Tourism

Pulwama is a small town in Pulwama district in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at a distance of 25 km from Srinagar, Pulwama is the 6th largest city in the state. Popularly known as the "Anand of Kashmir" loosely translated to the delight of Kashmir, this place has apple orchards, waterfalls, natural springs and scenic valleys. The city is otherwise famous for the numerous opportunities for adventure junkies, like mountaineering and trekking in summers and skiing and snowboarding in winters.

Things to do in Pulwama

1. Aharbal Waterfall

Aharbal Waterfall
35km away from the Jama Masjid Shopian, the waters of River Vishav, create one of the most majestic of waterfalls in the modest town of Pulwama. The waterfall has scenic surroundings comprising of thi (Read More)ck fir forests, making it one of the attractions which leaves it visitors fascinated enough to spend a good hour or two here.

2. Tarsar and Marsar Lake

Tarsar and Marsar Lake
About 3km and 5km respectively from the village of Nagberan, Tarsar and Marsar are two beautiful lakes in the Pulwama district, that find themselves tied to instances of the folklores of Kashmir.

3. Kungwattan

Situated 8 km away from the Aharbal Waterfalls, isolated and untouched from human intervention, Kungwattan is a meadow at a height of 8, 400km. From Kungwattan a walk through thick forests lead to Mah (Read More)inag at 9, 800 feet.

4. Jama Masjid Shopian

Jama Masjid Shopian
On way to Mughal road across Pir Panjal, the Jama Masjid Shopian mosque was once an important stopover. Built during the Mughal era, its was considered as the waypoint for all Mughals on way to Kashmi (Read More)r and back. Today too, it continues be a prominent landmark and attraction.

5. Kounsarnag Lake

Kounsarnag Lake
Located amidst the Panjal mountains to the south of Kashmir, at 4000m above sea level, the Kounsar lake finds itself frozen even during the summer months. The Vishav is fed by the Kaunsarnag lake whic (Read More)h is about 3 km long. It joins the Jhelum below Bijbehara.

6. Avantishwar Temple

Avantishwar Temple
A signification monument in Pulwama, this temple is situated in Jawbrari Village of the district and is said to have been built by Raja Awanti Varma, in the 9th Century AD. The temple is dedicated to (Read More)Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

7. Hurpora

A scenic view point, Hurpora is situated at a distance of 12 km from the Jama Masjid Shopian. It lies on the Mughal road to Pir Panjal can be accessed easily by cars.

8. Payer Temple

Payer Temple
One of the most popular religious attractions of Pulwama, the Payer Temple is situated 3 km south of Pulwama. This temple is also referred as the Payech Temple by travelers.

9. Asar Sharief Pinjoora

Asar Sharief Pinjoora
Amongst various other temples and religious sites in this district, Asar Sharif Pinjoora is highly revered. Situated 12 km from the town, this shrine is the home to relics of Prophet Mohammed which is (Read More) displayed to public on special occasions.

10. Shopping in Pulwama

Shopping in Pulwama
Pulwama is known for its saffron cultivation. Hence, one can take back home some fresh and exquisite saffron from here.

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Anand of Kashmir

Pulwama is often called the "Anand of Kashmir" or "Dudha-Kul of Kashmir" owing to its high milk production. Pulwama came into existence in the year 1979 in the larger interests of the maintenance of law and order, closer supervision, more effective control and above all to ensure balanced development of the area. Pulwama comprises 550 villages that have been take under one legislation.

Suggested Itinerary for Pulwama

Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit the Huda Complex, Avantishwar Temple and Aharbal Waterfalls.

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How to Reach Pulwama

How to Reach Overview

Located at a distance of around 40 km from Srinagar, there are buses and taxis available at reasonable prices.

How to reach Pulwama by flight

The Delhi International Airport is the nearest international airport to Pulwama. Buses and taxis available from here to Pulwama.

How to reach Pulwama by road

There are frequent bus services to Pulwama from all major cities and towns in India.

How to reach Pulwama by train

Delhi is the nearest major railway station to Pulwama. Buses and taxis available from here to Pulwama.

Local transport in Pulwama

This town is well connected and finding a bus, auto or taxi is not a difficulty during daytime.

Pulwama Photos

Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir
Lush Greenery of the Beautiful Pulwama City
Hurpora - Splendid View Point in Pulwama
Tarsar and Marsar Lake - Two of the Majestic Lakes in Pulwama

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FAQs on Pulwama

What is the local food in Pulwama?

With not many restaurants to eat luxurious food, Pulwama has decent dhabas serving hot Indian cuisine. Some of the local specialities include the popular Wazwan( royal multi course meal with thirty-six courses. ), Tujji (mutton tikka or mutton seekh kebab) , Qabargaah (Fried Rack of Lamb; The Kashmiri Muslims refer to this same exact dish as "Tabakh maaz"), Modur Pulaav (Sweet Pulao, usually as a dessert) and Muj Gaad (Fish with Radish)
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What are the places near Pulwama?

The top places near to Pulwama are Srinagar which is 25 km from Pulwama, Gulmarg which is located 51 km from Pulwama, Dachigam national park which is located 32 km from Pulwama, Anantnag which is located 28 km from Pulwama, Sonamarg which is located 60 km from Pulwama

What are the things to do in Pulwama?

The top things to do in Pulwama are Aharbal Waterfall, Tarsar and Marsar Lake, Kungwattan, Jama Masjid Shopian, Kounsarnag Lake, Avantishwar Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Pulwama here

What are the top hotels in Pulwama?

There are 249 in Pulwama which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Pulwama are Young Shahzada Group of Houseboats, Sikandra Palace Group Of Houseboats, Lake Victoria Group of House Boat, Dilaram Guest House, Gulab Resort, Badyari Palace Group of House boats. You can see all the hotels in Pulwama here

What is the best way to reach Pulwama?

Located at a distance of around 40 km from Srinagar, there are buses and taxis available at reasonable prices.
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What is the best time to visit Pulwama?

Lying in the midst the Himalayan ranges, the weather remains pleasant throughout the year, but the best time to visit Pulwama is from April to October. For those looking for cold winds and white snow, the months from December to February are most suitable.
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Who should visit Pulwama?

Pulwama is a great hill station for a getaway for those living in North India.

What is not so good about Pulwama?

Winters can be harsh. Difficult to access.

What is famous about Pulwama?

Serene snow capped hill station.

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Devyani Chandra

5 years ago
- Due to frequent clashes and riots, one must be careful when travelling in this town.
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