An Utopia of Kashmir
Pulwama District, alluded to as the 'Rice Bowl of Kashmir', is arranged in the northernmost territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The region is spread over a zone of 1,398 sq km and is encompassed by Budgam, Srinagar, and Pahalgam areas. Pulwama has 554 villages that are regrouped in four tehsils, in particular, Shopian, Tral, Pulwama, and Pampore. The antiquated area of Pulwama was known as Panwangam, which later moved toward becoming Pulgam and at present Pulwama. The region was picked as the capital of Awantipora. The area of Pulwama was framed in 1979 after the partition of Pulwama, Shopian and Tral sub-divisions. The managerial focal point of the locale is Pulwama town, which is situated at a separation of 31 km from Srinagar. The destination was additionally under the rule of the Kashmir Sultanate amid 1346-1586 and Mughal Empire amid the sixteenth century. By the mid-nineteenth century, the district was under the reign of Afghans. The valleys sprinkled by rivulets, alongside the Historical Mughal Highway, Aripal Nag and Aharbal cascades and Tarsar and Marsar lakes, makes Pulwama a famous visitor goal. Kungwattam, Nagberan, Hurpora, and Shikargah are a portion of the best features of the region. The uneven landscape gives a chance for travellers to take part in activities like trekking, skiing, hiking, and climbing. The social legacy of the goal can be seen in the architecture affected by Indian, Tibetan, and Islamic styles. Pulwama lies 40 km north from the city of Srinagar, which has the airbase. The airplane terminal of Srinagar has flight connectivities with urban areas like New Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu, and Bangalore. In addition, the nearest railhead of Jammu is arranged at a separation of 340 km, which is associated with the remainder of the nation. Lying on the Himalayan range, the climate in the locale stays lovely all through the year, however, the best time to visit Pulwama is from April to October.
Pulwama being a piece of the wonderful valley is limited by Srinagar in the North, by Budgam and Poonch Districts in the west and by Anantnag District in the South and East. The District was framed in 1979 by the partition of Tehsil Pulwama, Shopian and Tral of District Anantnag. The complete region of the area is 1090 Sq Km and according to Census 2011, the region comprises of 331 villages including 08 uninhabited ones. The area is officially isolated into four Tehsils i.e., Pulwama, Pampore, Awantipora, and Tral. The Administrative focus of the area is arranged at Pulwama which is around 31 Kms from the Srinagar. The region is acclaimed for Archeological landmarks particularly for those left by Raja Avantivarman and Lalta Ditya religious places of worship like that of Khan-Kahi Faiz Panah of Shah Hamdan at Tral and sanctuary of Jawala Mukhi at Khrew. Mughal Road, the renowned Shahrah is likewise a correspondence way of the region with different parts of the nation. It has not been created up till now; however, the issue for its appropriate advancement as an elective National High route is under the consideration of State/Central Government. The atmosphere in the locale is mild with temperature going over 30 Celsius in summer.
How to reach
The town is situated 40 km from Srinagar. Different type of modes of transports is available readily since it is quite a famous tourist place. Hiring cabs and taxis are not a difficult task to reach Pulwama.
How to Reach by Flight
The Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar is the closest international air terminal to Pulwama followed by Delhi International Airport which is the second nearest option to land to Pulwama. Transports like taxicabs are accessible from here to Pulwama.
How to Reach by Train
The closest railway stations that connect with Pulwama are Awantipora rail route station, Pampore railway station, and Kakapora railway station.
How to Reach by Bus
To achieve this spot from Jammu, bus transports are accessible at Jammu bus transport stand. To reach Pulwama from Srinagar, transports and taxis are accessible from Lal Chowk transport stand and furthermore from Tourist Reception Center Srinagar.
How to Reach by Road
The town is well-connected with roadways so there is no need to take much effort to travel to Pulwama by road. You can hire a cab or taxi to reach the destination.
How to travel within
There are many means of transports available to travel within the town. The local autos are available readily. The cabs are another option to travel to different spots within the town.
Agriculture is the principal job of individuals. 70% of individuals are locked in with this occupation and the remaining 30% are associated in with different occupations. The region is likewise acclaimed in Fruit Cultivation. Tehsils Pampore has obtained in the locale a refinement for the development of SAFFRAN. The Saffron "Crocus-Sativus" of Kashmir is renowned for its aroma and is an incredible interest as a spice and natural food colour for the Hindus. Agriculture contributes a noteworthy part of the pay of the general population living in the locale pursued by Fruit Cultivation. Be that as it may, the Industrial Sector is additionally coming up with new employment options. Till date 2736 SSI units have come up in the locale and enlisted with the District Industries Center, Pulwama giving work to 13123 people. The region is likewise wealthy in minerals, however, just Lime Stone is being pined for the production of concrete at Zaina Trag Khrew region of Pampore Block. The Geology and mining division of Pulwama is leading studies for the misuse of the potential outcomes of different minerals too.
Day 1: Start your venture from Srinagar to Pulwama. One reached the town, head to visit Jama Masjid Shopian. Then head to Aharbal Waterfall and spend some time there. Then visit the local market and Tarsar and Marsar lake. Hit the road back to home in the evening. You can reach home by midnight.