Bandipore - Attractions

Attractions

Bandipora plays host to one of the famous Forest Training and Research Institute in Jammu and Kashmir. Its a 3km distance from the main town. Apart from being beautiful, the Darul-Ullom-Rehamia is the largest religious Institution in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bandipora is known for tracking, mountaineering and fishing. The famous Arin Nallah is home to one the most exotic Trout

For Mountaineers The Mt Harmukh remains the main attraction, It is located in the eastern side of the town. Commercial Cabs ply on that route till Kodara that is the farthest point where the cabs stop, and there onwards the terrain becomes hilly and one has to track till the higher reaches of Mount Harmukh, Sheera Sir acts as a base camp for all the mountaineering expeditions for Mt Harmukh. In the north Lies Guraze, One of the most beautiful places in Jammu and Kashmir is 86 km from Bandipora. Commercial Cabs ply on this route during summers, however in winters the route remains closed due to heavy snowfall.

The place is surrounded by areas of scenic beauty and ranges such as Sarendar, Kudara, Vewan, Mowa and Tresangam, all of which are inhabited by the Gujjars ("Bakarwals"). Although being a scenic place where peace and tranquility is in the environment, Bandipora has never been considered a tourist place and does not figure anywhere on the tourist map of Jammu and Kashmir.

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