Budgam is a town and a notified area committee in Budgam district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Budgam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Budgam is located in India
Budgam (India)
Coordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°ECoordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°E
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
Founded byAyatollah Aga Syed Yousuf Mosavi and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
 • TypeDemocratic
 • BodyNagar Palika
 • Total1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Area rank8
1,610 m (5,280 ft)
 • Total753,745
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • OfficialUrdu and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK 04


As of 2001 India census,[1] Budgam had a population of 15,932. Males constitute 69% of the population and females 31%. Budgam has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 81% of the males and 19% of females literate. 6% of the population is under 6 years of age.

About 25℅ of the Muslim population of Budgam district belong to Shia sect.




Budgam is connected with National Highway 444 to rest of India.


Budgam has two Railway stations on the Jammu–Baramulla line called Budgam railway station (Ompora) and Mazhom railway station.

Tehsils of Budgam

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  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
1997 Sangrampora massacre

1997 Sangrampora massacre was the killing of seven Kashmiri Pandit Hindu villagers in Sangrampora village of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on 21 March 1997 by Islamic militants.

Beerwah, Jammu and Kashmir

Beerwah is a is a town and a notified area committee in Badgam district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is one of the oldest tehsils with one of the largest towns in Budgam. Beerwah is 36 km away from the summer capital Srinagar via Magam, 33 km via Budgam & 27 km via Soibugh. Beerwah Subdistrict has 4 tehsils namely Beerwah, Magam, Narbal, and Khag.

The name Beerwah has been derived from a Sanskrit word "Behroop" which means land of springs. This is due to the abundance of natural springs in the area.Beerwah has seven springs in the town area.

Beerwah is the major route to breath-taking snow resort of Doodhpathri. Doodhpathri lies 19 km away from Beerwah via Arizal. Beerwah is known as "The Gateway of Doodhpathri".

Budgam district

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Budgam railway station

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Charari Sharief

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The town was given the status of block in January 2014. The town is divided into 10 wards. Each ward has a municipal councillor.

The famous mohallas of Charar-i-Sharief are: Talab-e-Kalan or Bada Talab, Trajibal, Court Road, Gulshanabad, Nowhar, Baghi Noor U Din Nowhar, Jabl-e-Noor, Wazabagh, Alamdar colony, Zaloosa and Kumar Mohalla.

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Government Degree College, Budgam

Government Degree College Budgam (Urdu;گورنمنٹ ڈگری کالج بڈگام) also known as Sheikh-ul-Alam Memorial Degree College Budgam (Urdu;شیخ اُلعالم میمورئیل ڈگری کالج بڈگام), SAM College Budgam, is University of Kashmir affiliated autonomous co-educational degree college, located at district headquarter Budgam in the Indian administrated state of Jammu and Kashmir.The college was founded in the year 2005 and is recognised by University Grants Commission of Indian under section 2(f) and (12b) of UGC Act, 1956.The College has started receiving grants from the UGC under various developmental schemes of academic and infrastructural nature.

Iskander Pora, Jammu and Kashmir

Iskander Pora is a village in district Budgam, tehsil Beerwah of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is located about 29 km towards West from district headquarters Budgam and about 34 km towards West from State capital Sinagar.

Kashmir Valley

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Khag, Jammu and Kashmir

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Initially, it was one of the blocks of Beerwah Tehsil. After the Government of Jammu and Kashmir opened new administrative units in 2008, Khag was granted Tehsil status.

Khan Sahib, Jammu and Kashmir

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Mazhom is a village located in district Budgam of Jammu and Kashmir. It has got a railway station Mazhom railway station, which along with being in proximity(3 km) with Magam, the biggest financial hub of the district, has a crucial role in the economy communication in the area.

Also there is railway flyover there on gulmarag road.

Mazhom village is next to kawoosa khalisa

Mazhom railway station

Mazhom railway station, also known as Mazhama railway station, lies on Northern Railway Network Zone of Indian Railways. It is situated 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Srinagar on Gulmarg Road. It is the major railway stations in Budgam district. The station connects Magam Town ((2 km away from station)) with rest of the parts of state. The station comes under Firozpur division of Indian railways and has an average elevation of 1,581 meters (5,187 ft) above mean sea level.

Pethmakhama, Budgam

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Srinagar (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Srinagar Metro

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