24 Facts About Baramulla


Baramulla, known as Varmul in Kashmiri, is a town and a municipality in the Baramulla district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Currently, Baramulla is a major centre of business and education in Northern Kashmir.

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City of Baramulla was founded by Raja Bhimsina in 2306 BC A number of visitors have traveled to Baramulla, including Xuanzang from China and a British historian named Moorcraft.

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Gateway of the Kashmir Valley, Baramulla was a way station during their visits to the valley.

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Baramulla was the oldest and most-important town in northern Kashmir and Jammu and "Gateway to the Kashmir Valley" until 27 October 1947.

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Baramulla brought 17 soldiers from the 1st Sikh Regiment, commanded by Lt.

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Baramulla led his men from the front and died of bullet wound the same day, 27 October 1947, at Patan but delayed the raiders for a day.

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Baramulla had been told his men were raiding a Convent, and had run all the way from the town.

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Uptown Baramulla is a developed locality with shopping complexes and posh housing colonies.

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Baramulla is connected by rail with Srinagar, Anantnag, Qazigund and Banihal.

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Baramulla tehsil is stretched from Village Khushalpora in the east to village Boniyar in the west.

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Baramulla has a humid subtropical climate, with cold, snowy winters and hot summers.

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Baramulla is the fourth-most populous city in Jammu and Kashmir state.

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Baramulla has separate government degree colleges for men and women, and a medical college associated with the district hospital.

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Baramulla has the government Baramulla Polytechnic College, which was established in 2012.

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Government Medical college Baramulla has started functioning the normal classes since August 2018.

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Baramulla has District Medical Hospital and District Veterinary Hospital, with radiology and ultrasonography facilities.

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Baramulla has a privately run facility for mothers and child hospital called St Joseph's Hospital.

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Government Medical College, Baramulla was inaugurated in year 2018 and started its function from its first batch in year 2019.

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The road from Srinagar to Baramulla is regarded as the best motorable and best maintained road in the valley.

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Baramulla is well connected to Kupwara by NH701 National Highway and connected to Gulmarg by another National Highway NH701A.

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Baramulla is connected to Kupwara by National Highway NH-701 a 130-km road from Baramulla to Tangdhar passing through towns of Watergam and Handwara.

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Baramulla is the last station on the 119-kilometre -long Banihal-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line, opened in October 2009, connecting with Srinagar, Qazigund and Banihal across the Pir Panjal mountains through the 11.

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The Jammu–Baramulla line is planned to connect with the Indian Railways Network.

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