out of Anantnag district, the Pulwama district came into being
in 1979.The district,situated 32 Kms.from Srinagar in south
Kashmir,is surrounded in the north by Srinagar,in the west by
Poonch and Budgam and in the east by Anantnag. The total geographical
area of the district is 1398 Sq.Kms.of which 1011 Sq.Kms are
covered by forests. The district divided into four tehsils,
six community development blocks,six notified area committees
and 554 vilages. The total population in the district according
to 1991-census at present is 5.16 (1995-96). The literacy rate
in the district is 22%. Majority of the population i.e 88% speak
Kashmiri language while the rest speak Phari and Gujri. Agriculture
is the main occupation of the people with a small number rare
cattle for livelihood. The main crops in the district include
Paddy,Maize, Mustard and Pulses. Fodder is also cultivated in
the winter. The world famous saffron fields adorn the district
and the cherished apple,Ambree,is also grown here.
The Pulwama district has some beautiful tourist spots,the famous
among which are:
Aharbal:- The Place,35 Kms.from Shopian,is famous for an impressive
waterfall formed by river Vishav falling from a height of 24.4
meters. The place is surrounded by Fir forests.
Kungwattan:- A charming meadow 8 kms from aharbal. There is
no motorable road to the meadow. However,ponies can be hired
to reach the place.
Nagberan:- Situated about 2 Kms from the town of Tral, Nagberan
is a place of scenic beauty visited by the lovers of nature.
Hurpora:- About 12 Kms.from Shopian,hurpora commands a beautiful
scenic view.The place is situated on the historical Mughal Road
and is accessible by a car or a bus.
Tarsar Marsar:- There is only one lake in the district viz Tarsar
Marsar. The lake is situated in the high mountains about 25
Kms from the town of Tral.
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