(Last Updated on : 29-07-2016)
Kulgam District is a district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir
of India. This area is famous to the tourists for the hill station and the waterfalls nearby.
Location of Kulgam District
Kulgam District is situated at 75 degree 268 minutes East longitude and 33 degree 15 minutes North nestled in the lap of Pir Panjal Range
overlooking the left bank of River Veshaw and has come up along a sloppy Karewa from Larow to Chawalgam.
History of Kulgam District
Kulgam District came into existence after being carved out from district Anantnag and made functional administratively with effect from 2nd April 2007. Nallah Veshav which drains most of the northern face of Pir Panjal is the main left bank tributary of river Jhelum and traverses through District Kulgam
. Before confluence of Veshev with the Jhelum it gets broken off into a number of channels providing drinking water facilities and irrigation to huge tracts of the land of the District.
Geography of Kulgam District
Kulgam District is situated at a distance of about 68 km from Srinagar in Srinagar District
, Jammu and Kashmir
and about 17 km from Anantnag District
Administration of Kulgam District
Kulgam district consists of 7 blocks like Quimoh, Pahloo, D.H.Pora, Devsar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kulgam. Frisal and Behibagh. Each block consists of a number of panchayats. Population of per Blocks as District has 7 administrative units (Tehsils) i.e. Kulgam, D.H pora, Devsar, Frisal, Pahloo, yaripora and qaimoh. Dist. kulgam has seven important towns 2. Frisal 3. Yaripora 4. Kulgam 5. Devsar 6. Qaimoh 7. D.H Pora. Five have already got municipality status and DH Pora is still to get a municipality.
Tourism in Kulgam District
Kulgam District is linked with far flung areas of the District by a dependable road network. Besides places of spiritual interest the district has tourist spots like Ahrabal water fall on Veshev Nallah which is a place of sight-seeing in the extreme south-west of Kulgam District. Kongwattan and Gurwattan ahead of Ahrabal, Charenbal and Nandimarg high land pastures are also places of tourist attraction apart from virgin meadows in the area from Kund to Ladigasan. Kulgam District also has super abundance of natural water resources in the shape of various famous springs such as, Kounsernag (ahead of Aherbal), Waseknag (Kund) and Khee Nag (Khee Jogipora).
Kulgam District has road connectivity with its neighbouring districts like Shopian District, Pulwama District
, Anantnag District, and Ramban District.
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Pir Panjal Range