district is bounded by Kupwara in the north, Budgam and Poonch
in the south,parts of Srinagar and Ladakh in the east and Muzaffarabad(Azad
Kashmir) in the west.
The district which is named after its headquarters was initially
pronounced as VARAHMUL.The district is spread over 4588 Sq.Kms.and
its population according to 1991 projections is approx.9 Lakes.Administratively,it
is divided into 8 tehsils viz Sopore, Gurez, Bandipore, Sonawari,
Pattan, Uri,Tangmarg and Baramulla,14 community development
blocks and 162 panchayats, besides about half a dozen towns.
Baramulla is no different from other parts of Kashmir Valley.The
food habits,dress pattern, customs and traditions are the same
as followed in other parts of the Valley. Kashmiri is the main
language of the people in the district.Pahari and Gojari are
also spoken in Uri and areas near foot hills of Gulmarg and
Bandipore.Sheena (Dardi) is the local language in Gurez and
Tilail areas.Urdu is also spoken by people.
Historical Places and Monuments
This town lies on the east bank of Wullar lake and is also called
the "Port of Wullar". The roads to Gurez and Gilgit
lead from this town. A beautiful park at the pattern of Famous
Nishat Bagh exists there.
This is an old town and remained capital of Kashmir during Shankervarman
regime. It is 26 Kms from Srinagar.
Fifty seven Kms.from Srinagar,Gulmarg, a meadow of flowers,
is a world famous tourist resort situated at an altitude of
2730 meters. Surrounded by dense forests on all sides,Gulmarg
is known for natural beauty and is rated as one of the matchless
hill resort of the world. Gulmarg is besides its natural charm
also famous for golf hikes. It is country's premierwinter sports
resort. It is an ideal place for Skiing and Skating. The road
from Srinagar to Gulmarg is beautifully lined with towering
trees making a majestic drive. Gulmarg Gandola project has installed
a number of Gondolas upto Kongdori and this ride is going to
be extended upto Khilanmarg.
This small lake is situated at distance of 32 Kms.from Srinagar.Its
length is about 5 Kms. and breadth 1.20 Kms. The importance
of this lake lies chiefly in its deep and clean waters and lotus
flowers.Lotus roots(Nadroo) and water nuts grew in plenty there.
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