Pilgrimage Tourism in Pulwama District
Avantishwar Temple: Avwantishwar temple at Jawbrari at Awantipora is one of the significant monuments present in Pulwama District. The temple was built by Raja Awanti Varma in the 9th Century A.D when he chose it as his capital. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva as is clearly seen from the idol.
Payar Temple: Payer temple is situated at about 3 kms in the south of Pulwama district. The temple is known after the village, Payer, where it is located.
Asar Sharief Pinjoora: The shrine is the most revered religious place in the district situated 12 kms from Pulwama town. The shrine houses the holy relic of Prophet Mohammed which is displayed on special occasions associated with the life of the Prophet.
Shrine of Shah Hamdan: Situated in Tral town, the shrine is believed to have been built by Syed Ali Hamdani. People in large numbers throng the shrine on annual festival associated with the saint.
Jama Masjid: The mosque is said to have been built during the Mughal period. The other important holy shrines are situated at Awantipora and Pampore. The shrines of Syed Hussan Mantaqui, Mir Mohammed Hamdani and Namat Ullah Shog Baba Sahab are located in these towns.
Shrine of Syed Hassan Mantaqui: The shrine is situated near Awantipora and is considered a very sacred place.
Nature Tourism in Pulwama District
Aharbal Waterfall: 35 kms from Shopian Aharbal is famous for an impressive water fall formed by Vishav River. The fall has a height of 24.4 metres. The water fall is bewitchingly beautiful surrounded by Fir forests at the scenic spot.
Kungwattan: A charming and enchanting meadow, which is eight kms away from Aharbal.
Nagberan: Situated about 2 kms from the town of Tral. Nagberan is place of scenic beauty visited by the lovers of nature.
Shikargah: It is another attractive tourist spot situated at about 3 kms from Tral.
Hurpora: About 12 kms from Shopian, commands a beautiful scenic view. The place is situated on the historical Mughal road and is accessible by car or a bus.
Tarsar and Marsar: There are two legendry lakes in the District, Tarsar and Marsar Situated in the high mountains about 3 kms and 5 kms, from Nagberan.
All the tourist spots of Pulwama District are worth exploring and they draw the attention of a large number of tourists every year.