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Baramulla Travel Guide

,Jammu And Kashmir


Gateway of the Kashmir Valley - Baramulla

One of the most beautiful and enchanting tourist destinations in northern India, Baramulla, is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as ‘the Valley of Flowers’ as it is blessed with extremely beautiful flowers in large number during the spring season. It is the largest town in the district and the fifth most populous town in Jammu and Kashmir.

Being the gateway of the Kashmir Valley, Baramulla was a halting station for the visitors during their visit to the valley. It has always been a place of religious importance. Baramulla has a diversified culture and has influences from all religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. While in Baramulla, the tourists enjoy adventurous activities like hiking, skiing and horse riding.

Baramulla travel guide is full of historical and pilgrim references. It is believed that Raja Bhimsina founded the city of Baramulla in 2306 BCE. The city witnessed a number of famous visitors including the British historian, Moorcroft, famous Chinese visitor Heiun T'Sang and Mughal emperors. These people had unusual fascination for Baramulla.

Attractions in Baramulla

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Events / Festivals in Baramulla

Baramulla hosts a number of festivals. Many Hindu festivals in Baramulla are celebrated with grandeur.

Navratri:Navratri (Nine Nights), dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much pomp and show in Baramulla. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Baramulla.

The important Muslim festivals like Eid-ul-Azha, and Eid-ul- Fitr are also celebrated with much enthusiasm.

Purmandal Mela: It is held in February – March is another one of the most awaited events in Baramulla. It is celebrated with great passion.

Fast Facts about Baramulla
State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Baramula
Famous for: Hill Station
Languages: Kashmiri, Hindi and Urdu
Best Season: All year round
Weather: Sub Tropical; Stays warm in the Summer and Extremely cool in Winter
Altitude: 1593m
Pin code: 193101
STD code: 01952
Distance Charts to Baramulla
Road Map Distance Time
Srinagar to Baramulla 53 KM 57 mins.
Chandigarh to Baramulla 650 KM 10 hrs.