Pulwama ‘Rice Bowl of Kashmir’ is an agriculturally rich district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Formerly known as Pulwama ‘Panvangam’ or ‘Pulgam’, Pulwama was ruled by the Mughals in the 16th century while Afghans held power in the 19th century. Some of the picturesque and scenic spots in Pulwama are surrounded by mountains, ancient waterfalls and unique valleys. You will find mesmerizing views in Pulwama.
How to reach Pulwama
The nearest airport to Pulwama is located in Srinagar which is about 37 km from this city. Regular cab services are available from the airport.
The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi railway station located in Jammu city at a distance of 281 km from the city.
Pulwama is well connected to other major cities of India through roads. Bus service is available from the bus terminal located in the city center. If you want to travel by road, then you can reach your own car or hire a vehicle.
The right time to visit Pulwama is pleasant throughout the year due to which tourists can come to visit Pulwama at any time of the year. The temperature here ranges from 15 ° C to 20 ° C on an average.
Places to visit in Pulwama:
Avanteshwar Temple in Pulwama District is one of the historical and revered pilgrimage sites. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and was built in the 9th century AD by King Avanti Varma. The Avantishwara temple situated on the banks of the Jhelum River is under maintenance of the Archaeological Survey. The walls of this temple are adorned with intricately detailed carvings of ancient myths, folk tales and deities. Tourists and devotees from all over the world visit this temple. Pulwama is a popular tourist destination.
There are many undulating waterfalls in Pulwama district, one of which is the Aharbal Falls. It is very important to see this waterfall when you come to Pulwama because its natural beauty will settle in your heart. Tourists love the fast flowing waterfall at a height of 25 meters from a narrow ghat in a valley surrounded by dense pine and deodar trees in the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. The streams coming out of the dense forest appear to be silver.
It is locally known as Payek Temple. The temple is believed to have been built in the 10th century. This temple is made of single stone. The uniqueness in its architecture still reflects the glory of its past. Surrounded by dense forest, this temple astonishes the devotees.
At one time the nobles of the country used to come to this place to hunt. Shikargarh region was expanded by the last ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and this place is full of wildlife and flora. The area is surrounded by dense forests and is situated at an altitude of 2130 meters above sea level. Shikargarh, situated on the summit of Vasturwan and Kherav mountains, is famous as a picnic spot for the locals.