Tourist Places In And Around Baramulla
Baramulla is popular among tourists for its gurudwaras, temples, monasteries and shrines. While on a trip to the region, tourists must visit the town of Gulmarg, situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level. The town was originally named Gaurimarg but was later renamed Gulmarg, meaning valley of flowers, in the 16th century. Gulmarg is renowned for its golf course that has been declared as the world’s highest green golf course. The management of this golf club has been assigned to the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC). Apart from the golf course, travellers can visit other popular sites of Gulmarg, namely Khilanmarg, Acchabal, Gondola Lift, Tangmarg, Verinag and the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, to mention a few. The town of Parihaspora is another famous tourist attraction in the district. This town acted as the capital of Kashmir during the reign of Raja Shankervarman. Travellers frequently visit Parihaspora for archaeological monuments like the Parihaspora Pattan and Pattan Bazaar. Tourists can even explore the Vishnu pilgrimage sites, the Raj Bhavan and the Chaitya that were found there during an excavation in 1914. Tourists are recommended to explore the Wular Lake, Manasbal Lake and Alpather Lake, if time permits.