Tangmarg is a town and tehsil in Baramulla district in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. In 2014 Tangmarg was granted a sub division and trifurcated into 3 Tehsils (Tangmarg, Kunzer & Karhama), with Sub Divisional Magistrate SDM Office located at Tangmarg. The Tangmarg town is central to more than 100 villages in the vicinity.

Tangmarg has a post office that has been recently modernized, computerized and renovated and there are plans to develop it into a model post office at par with project arrow post offices. There are many hotels and restaurants, everything required by travelling tourists. Tangmarg is 39 km (24 mi) from Srinagar by a two-lane road. Tangmarg has many tourist spots like Drung, Gulmarg, Baderkoot, Zandpal, Gogaldara, Nigli Nullah and Baba Reshi. The name ' Baba Reshi ' is locally given for the great Sufi saint of Kashmir Baba Payam ud Din Reshi' who has a Shrine located around 6 km from Tangmarg. Tangmarg is also known as gate of Gulmarg.Tangmarg is also known as shen kaul which means brook of snow. Tangmarg is also famous for trout fish.

Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tangmarg is located in India
Tangmarg (India)
Coordinates: 34°03′33″N 74°25′28″E / 34.05917°N 74.42444°ECoordinates: 34°03′33″N 74°25′28″E / 34.05917°N 74.42444°E
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01954


Amongst the prominent villages of this tehsil are Hardushoora,Ferozpora, pariswani, chaindil waingam,kulhama,hajibal,bungam,raram, duroo, Hardu Ichloo, Khaipora,Solinda Kunzer, Kralweth Lalpora, Gonipora, Devpora Dardpora, Ganibaba, pandithpora bala,Baderkoot, Ratnipora, Ogmuna, Hardu-Aboora, Hariwatno, Treran, Katibugh, Chandilora, Qazipora, Tarahama. Tangmarg is famous for fresh cold water, heavy snowfall, and tourism. Tangmarg is a hilly area with most parts covered by lush green forests.


It is a major stop for buses and other heavy vehicles between Srinagar and Gulmarg or Babareshi. All the vehicles are allowed beyond this point to Gulmarg which is 13 km. Heavy vehicles are not allowed beyond this point during the winter whenever there is a heavy snowfall. This stop is to be taken seriously since there are no more stores on the way to Gulmarg from Tangmarg. A road from Tangmarg to Gogaldara is under construction. This road would connect Tehsil Tangmarg with Tehsil Khag of Badgam district. Another road from Drung to Poonch district of Jammu Division is under consideration by the government.


Tangmarg is located about 39 km (24 mi) from Srinagar. The general approach to the town is through road transport (taxi and bus). Transport is available from Srinagar, Baramulla, Magam, Sopore, Gulmarg and Pattan


The history of Tangmarg dates back to Mughal Era. It was used as a gateway to Gulmarg. Literally from local dialect Tang means Pear and Marg means place. There are many pear trees in the vicinity of Tangmarg town scattered in different village.

EDUCATION AND HEALTH: A Sub District Hospital is located at Tangmarg with affiliated Primary Health Centres in all major villages. A Government Degree College was established in 2011-12 at Chandilora. 5 Higher Secondary Schools are situated in Tangmarg.


Kashmiri is the predominant language spoken in the villages of Tangmarg, Urdu is second widely spoken language after Kashmiri, Pahari is another important language spoken in area whereas English language is also spoken by educated class and those who deal with the tourism industry. Gojri also has many speakers.

Baba Payam ud Din Reshi

Babareshi is the name of a village, forest area, tourist and religious place in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is named after the Sufi saint Baba Payam uddin Reshi.It is located a few kilometres from Tangmarg and near the hill station Gulmarg.knowledge by syed arsalan

Baramulla district

Baramulla district is one of the 22 districts in the Indian-administered disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Baramulla city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covered an area of 4,190 km² in 2001 but it was reduced to 3,353 km² at the time of 2011 census.

Degree Colleges in Kashmir

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Doru Shahabad

Doru Shahabad (also written as Dooru Shahabad or only Doru) is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is also known as historical township in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. Doru shahabad has been known as a place of intelligentia where great scholars like Mehmood shah Gami, Rasul Mir shahabadi, were borne who contributed to the literature and culture of kashmir. In present times shahabad has produced chief minister like syed mir qasim and many other politicians, beuracrates and some leading agricultural scientists.


Ferozpora is a village in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated on the bank of Nalla Ferozpora and is 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the town of Tangmarg, of which it is a revenue village, and around 39 kilometres (24 mi) from Srinagar. Though Ferozpora Halqa on revenue records have been divided into two subdivisions, Ferozpora (a)(Gamadar) & Ferozpora (b)(Takipora). As a halqa it has few associated villages viz. Mohyen, Check Ferozpora, Drung, Chhanpora and Qazipora, but as a village it is relatively smaller covering about an area of 1 km2.

It is the birthplace of M.L.A Mr Mohammad Akbar Lone National Conference. and permanent residence of M.L.A Tangmarg Dr Mustafa Kamal National Conference.

Economically it has been dependent markedly on Gulmarg tourism and is credited with R.B.A. (Resident of Backward Area) category on the basis of socially & economically backward area. The village is densely populated, with around 1500 houses.

Recently a big water filtration plant has been established in this village by Govt of Jammu and Kashmir that provides water to remote and surrounding area of Tangmarg Town. The village is surrounded by forests from three side except from east. Due north lies the beautiful town of Tangmarg. Nalla-Ferozpora further adds to the beauty of village due south.

Climate is mostly cold so in May June July August, hot months making it a picnic area to beat the heat. The area is flooded with locals and tourists during the hot season. Water is mostly cold and fresh flow in streams attract people. Trout fish, a fresh water fish famously found in the area.


Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in the Baramulla district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is situated in the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas.


Hanjiwera is a notified area and village in Singhpora, Pattan, Baramulla district in Indian administered state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is located 37 km to the east from the District headquarters in Baramulla. 25 km from State capital Srinagar.

Hanjiwera is divided into two sublocalities: Hanjiwera Bala and Hanjiwera Payeen. Hanjiwera Bala consists mainly the population of Sunni Muslims and some Hindu houses whereas hanjiwera Payeen mainly possesses Shia Muslims. The village is located on either sides of NH-1A highway connecting Baramulla and Srinagar.

Baramula, Sopore, Bandipore, Srinagar are the nearby cities to Hanjwera.


Hardu-Aboora is a locality in Tehsil Karhama (Earlier Tehsil Tangmarg)Baramulla district in Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of Ferozpora Nallah, at the foothills of the mountain range that runs parallel to the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway on its left side, some 15 km from Tangmarg town, Baramulla and 28 km from the state capital, Srinagar, and 10 km from railway station Mazhama.Under new Administrative units, Hardu Aboora was granted CD Block status, under the jurisdiction of newly carved Tehsil Karhama. PIN CODE 193401.

Khwaja Mubarak Shah

Khwaja Mubarak Shah was a senior Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader and former Member of The Indian Parliament (MP) from the North Kashmir constituency of Baramulla in the early 1980s and also served as a Deputy Minister in the 1952 Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. He also served as Superintendent of Police from 1947 for a brief spell and was trained under Gen. Thimaih, and had given up the job to join politics after Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah was made as an interim Administrator to govern the State when its Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh was dethroned in 1947. He was jailed along with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and remained in Jail from August 1953 to February 1963, when his father had died. Mubarak Shah polled an overwhelming 67.57% of votes in the Parliamentary Elections in 1980 as opposed to his closest opponent, Muzaffar Hussain Beg who polled 28.48% of total votes polled. He is the son of Khwaja Sikander Shah of Varmul and the Brother-in-Law of Ghulam Ahmad Ashai. He was succeeded as the MP from Baramulla by Saifuddin Soz, who went on to serve as the Union Minister for Water Resources in the first Manmohan Singh Administration.

Mubarak Shah was one of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah's "premier lieutenants", as stated by Wajahat Habibullah in his book, "My Kashmir: Conflict and the Prospects for Enduring Peace". Mubarak Shah also served as a senior Cabinet Minister in Syed Mir Qasim's Government in Jammu & Kashmir, being placed in charge of a host of vital departments i.e. health and medical education, agriculture, forest, revenue, rural development, housing and horticulture. He contested Legislative Assembly elections from Baramulla and Tangmarg. He led the Indian delegation to International Health Conference held at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1974.

He served as India's Ambassador to Sudan and Tchad(Chad) from June 1976 to September 1978 and on return from the assignment was elected as Member Parliament Rajya Sabha from 11 November 1978 to 10 January 1980, whereafter he contested Lok Sabha election and got elected from Baramulla Parliamentary constituency.

Mubarak Shah, a lawyer by profession, represented Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in the infamous Kashmir Conspiracy Case as the lead defense lawyer and also accompanied Sheikh Abdullah on his high-profile visit to Pakistan on 24 May 1964 along with Mirza Afzal Beg and Maulana Masoodi. He served as Indian ambassador to Sudan and Tchad from 1976 to 1978.

Kishtwar National Park

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Leh district

Leh is one of the two districts located in Ladakh, the other being the Kargil District to the west, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. With an area of 45,110 km2, it is the second largest district in the country (after Kutch, Gujarat) in terms of area. It is bounded on the north by Ghanche District (Gilgit-Baltistan), a small border with Xinjiang, China, via the Karakoram Pass which is part of the district. Aksai Chin and Tibet are to the east, Kargil district to the west, and Lahul and Spiti to the south. The district headquarters is in Leh. It lies between 32 to 36 degree north latitude and 75 to 80 degree east longitude.

The whole of Ladakh was under the administration of Leh until 1 July 1979, when the Kargil and Leh administrative districts were created. Religion has been a source of grievances between Buddhists and Muslims since the late 20th century and was a contributor to this division.As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil.In 2017, the district was declared a tobacco-free zone. The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir under the National Tobacco Control Programme began working towards the designation early in 2017 and the status was declared in August. Rehana Kousar (in-charge, NTCP, Kashmir) said that work was done with civil society, religious and women's groups and that a "major success was achieved by the involvement of women in the anti-tobacco campaign."

Nayeem Ahmad Khan

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Sheikhgal or Watali is an unclassified Indo-Aryan language of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Its speakers, the formerly nomadic Watals, are found throughout Kashmir, particularly in the districts of Srinagar (Parimpora, Nowhatta, Dargah, Natipora, Hawal), Baramulla (Bandipora, Khawja Bagh, Sopore and Tangmarg), Pulwama (Lolaab and Lassipora) and Kupwara (Kanthpora, Kulgam, Haihama, Magam, Handwara, Tarathpora). Among its speakers the language is also known as Opedigal or Phiri kathi.Although attitudes towards the language are generally negative, the community is compact and Sheikhgal is the dominant language within the home. However, in other domains (market, workplace etc.) the language of wider communication Kashmiri is the preferred choice, even with other speakers of Sheikhgal. Within the family, there is a slight shift away from using Sheikhgal (85% of those interviewed by Mullick speak Sheikhgal with their spouses but only 69% do so with their children).

Tyndale Biscoe School

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University of Kashmir

The University of Kashmir is a university located on the western side of Dal Lake in the city of Srinagar, which lies in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

It has been awarded Grade "A+" with CGPA 3.31 by the NAAC on 20/05/2019. It has also been credited with rank "47" by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and Rank "150" by QS BRICS 2018.

Uri, Jammu and Kashmir

Uri is a town and a tehsil in the Baramulla district, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Uri is located on the left bank of the Jhelum River, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Line of Control with Pakistan.

Waripora Bangil

Waripora Bangil is a village in Kunzer Block in Baramulla District of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. It is 23 KM towards east from District head quarters Baramulla, 33 KM from the state capital Srinagar.

Waripora Bangil Pin code is 193401 and postal head office is Magam .

Locality Name : Waripora Bangil ( वरिपोरा बंगल Varipōrā Baṃgal)

Block Name : Kunzer

District : Baramulla

State : Jammu & Kashmir

Language : Kashmiri

Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)

Telephone Code / Std Code: 01951

Assembly constituency : assembly constituency

Assembly MLA :

Lok Sabha constituency : parliamentary constituency

Parliament MP :

Serpanch Name : x serpanch Md. Ramzan Lone

Pin Code : 193401

Post Office Name : Magam


The Watal are a Kashmiri tribe found in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. They are Saraswat Brahmins of Kas'mira and believers in Shaivism. The surname is often confused with the term 'Watal'(Cobbler) also known as Batal, Battal, and Batul, who have been granted Scheduled Caste status.The Watal are a Kashmiri speaking community, confined entirely to the Kashmir Valley. They are broadly divided into three sub-groups, the Seraj who are cobblers by profession, the Schupriya Watal who are manufacturers of the schup or winnowing fans and the Khumb Watal, who occupy the lowest status as they work as scavengers as well as tanners, occupations that are traditionally seen as polluting by other Kashmiri Muslim tribes.The Shupir Watals, who claim to have been also known as Harmādānī Sheikh, are of uncertain origin. They are found mainly in the areas of Srinagar, Tangmarg, Baramulla and Sopore. They speak an Indo-Aryan language known as Sheikha gal or Watali.

Municipalities of Jammu and Kashmir


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