About Qazigund

About Qazigund

Famous as the “Gate Way of Kashmir”, the town of Qazigund is also a notified area committee in the district of Kulgam in Jammu & Kashmir. Qazigund is situated at a distance of 14 kms in the east direction from the District Head Quarters of Kulgam. The town is just 69 kms away from Srinagar which is the capital of J&K in the North direction. Qazigund also lies in the border of Anantnag district and Kulgam district.

The town is positioned at 33.59 degrees in North and 75.17 degrees in the East. The average elevation of Qazigund town is 5480 feet or 1670 meters above the average sea level in the city of Mumbai.
The Qazigund town has been famous for religious tolerances. Sh Pushker Nath Raina was a renowned Hindu philosopher and thinker (who belonged to Chowgam) who always ensured the communal unity.

Demographics of Qazigund

According to the census of 2001, the populace of Qazigund town were 4307. Female populace is 38 percent and male populace is 62 percent. The average literacy of the town is 99 percent which is greater than the national avg. i.e. 64.8 percent. Female literacy rate is 80 percent, whereas the male literacy rate is 99 percent. The percentage of kids below 6 years is about 8 percent of the total population.

Climate of Qazigund

Summers are also chilly in Qazigund. The minimum temperature in winters drops down to -1 degree Celsius. In summers the minimum and maximum temperatures of the town remain between 6 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius.

Tourism in and around Qazigund

While staying in Qazigund, the tourists can visit a number of places including the Kokernag Waterfall, Verinag Waterfall, Pulwama, Anantnag, Pahalgam and Daksum which are located in the vicinity of the town. The nearby cities to the town are – Udhampur, Anantnag, Rajauri and Srinagar.

Tourism in Qazigund

A brief description of some must-see places located in the vicinity of Qazigund is given below:

Verinag Waterfall

Verinag waterfall is situated at a distance of 17 kms from Qazigund. The water of Verinag cascade is the main source of Jhelum River. This scenic waterfall was constructed in 1620 by Jehangir (the famous Mughal ruler). One can reach the Verinag waterfall via buses from Qazigund.

Daksum in Qazigund

Tourism in Qazigund

Daksum is a famous forest retreat which is surrounded by mountains.This beautiful spot is merely 41 kms away from Qazigund. The Qazigund Rail Station is located at a distance of only 26 kms from Daksum.

Tourism in QazigundKokernag Waterfall

Located at a distance of only 26 kms from Qazigund, this picturesque waterfall of Kokernag is a must-see spot. This waterfall is also famous as “Papashudan nad”.  The source of this cascade is a spring which is well-known for its curative properties. This place abounds with lush green flora and fauna and serves as an excellent picnic spot for the tourists.

Pahalgam

This is a popular hill station and is located at a distance of 57 kms from Qazigund. This town serves as a base camp for Amarnath Yatra. Pahalgam abounds with snow-clad mountains, vast pastures, meadows and pine forests.

Pulwama

Pulwama town is located 56.9 kms away from Qazigund. This place is famous for highest milk production in J&K. Thus, the town is also known as “Dudha-Kul of Kashmir” or “Anand of Kashmir”.

Accommodation at Qazigund

The following are some of the prominent hotels to accommodate the tourists in Qazigund:
  • Hotel Baghdad
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9797959594

  • Hotel Zareen Mountain
    Address: Upar Bazaar Qazigund,
    Anantnag, Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9596469169

  • Hotel Ashayana
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9596001163

  • Hotel Green Moon
    Address: Uper Bazaar, Qazigund,
    Anantnag, Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9906402719

  • Hotel Moon Light
    Address: Upar Bazaar Qazigund,
    Anantnag, Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9797128890

  • Hotel and Restaurant Qazigund
    Address: Qazigund,
    Anantnag, Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9906880293

Food in Qazigund

One can check out the following eateries in Qazigund:
  • R K Restaurant
    Address: C/O R K Hotel,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221

  • New Moonlite
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221,
    Upper Qazigund

  • Ghulam Mohmmad
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9797486843

  • Rather Restaurant
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9018315156

  • Delhi Darbar Vaishno Daba
    Address: Damjan Qazigund,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9622518237

  • Punjab Dhaba Tea Hotel
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9858229458

  • Green Mountain Restaurant
    Address: C/O Green Mountain Hotel,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221

  • Manzoor Ahmad Wani Tea Stall
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone: +(91)-9697478937

  • Wagay Muslim Hotel
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin- 192221, Nr Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-9419433692

  • Gareeb Muslim Hotel
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin- 192221
    Phone: +(91)-9622437723

  • Punjabi Vashno Daba
    Address: Vessu Qazigund,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin- 192221
    Phone: +(91)-9018951806

  • Makah Hotel and Restaurant
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin- 192221
    Phone: +(91)-9796939410

Services in Qazigund

Following are some of the services that are offered to the residents of Qazigund:

Banks in Qazigund

The following are the contact details of some important banks located in Qazigund:
  • State Bank of India
    Address: National Highway,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin- 192221, Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-1932-235007

  • Jammu & Kashmir Bank
    • Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
      Pin- 192221, Mir Bazaar
      Phone numbers: +(91)-1932-231400,
      18001807026 and 1800220600

    • J&K Bank
      Address: Lower Monda,
      Qazigund, Anantnag,
      Pin- 192221
      Phone: +(91)-9596262103

    • J&K Bank
      Address: Bank Building,
      Main Rd,
      Qazigund, Anantnag,
      Pin- 192221
      Phone: +(91)-1932-235238

Post Office in Qazigund

The name of the Post Office: Qazigund S. O
Head Office: Anantnag H.O
Address: Qazigund Taluk of Ananthnag Dist.
Phone number: 01932-235235
Pin code: 192221

Shopping in Qazigund

Qazigund offers numerous shops to its residents as well as outsiders. Let us have a look on various shops located in this town:

Readymade Garment Shops in Qazigund

Qazigund boasts of the following garment shops:
  • Beauty Corner and Kids Wear
    Phone number: +(91)-9797709786

  • Muskan Hosiery
    Phone number: +(91)-9622674328

  • Rashid Life Style Qazigund
    Phone number: +(91)-9622621645

  • World Life Style Qazigund
    Phone number: +(91)-9797182048

  • Gulzar Readymade Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9797850592

  • New Fashion Point
    Phone number: +(91)-9797044205

  • Nisar Readymade Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9697944622

  • Zargar Readymade Qazigund
    Phone number: +(91)-9797653577

  • Wani Readymade Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9797102000

  • Fashion Today
    Phone number: +(91)-9622611860

  • Rayees Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9596439727

  • Rafiq Readymade
    Phone number: +(91)-7298779049

  • Iksar Readymade Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9797241042

  • Sahil Readymade Garments
    Phone number: +(91)-9906774313

  • Sahab Readymade
    Phone number: +(91)-9858987641

  • Friends Fashion House Qazigund
    Phone number: +(91)-9018910009

  • City Choice Qazigund
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag, Pin- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9797241320

  • Modern Fashion Centre
    Phone number: +(91)-9797803310

  • We Style Qazigund
    Phone number: +(91)-7298943310

Electronic Shops in Qazigund

For a complete shopping experience of electronic goods one can check out the following shops in the town:
  • S B Electronic Qazigund
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9622725047

  • Electric World
    Phone number: +(91)-9906521772

  • Alamdar Electronics
    Phone number: +(91)-9797172850

  • Gulzar Electronics
    Address: Opp C R P Camp,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9622840440

  • John Electronics
    Address: Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9797959796

  • Mukhtar Electronics
    Phone number: +(91)-9797959087

  • Baghdad Electric Store
    Phone number: +(91)-9596132588

  • Friends Electrical and Electronics
    Address: Main Mrkt,
    Qazigund, Anantnag,
    Pin code- 192221
    Phone number: +(91)-9596830454

Transport in Qazigund

The following are the various transport options to travel in and around Qazigund:

By Road

The town is linked to Srinagar and Anantnag via railway and road network. There is a train that plies between Qazigund and Srinagar daily for 4 times. Qazigund is also linked with Banihal via road on other side of the Pir Pinjal Mountain.

By Rail


Transport in Qazigund

The nearby rail stations to the town are the Sadura Rail Head and the Qazigund Railway Station. The Jammu Tawi rail head is also an important station which is located at a distance of 117 kms from Qazigund and is connected to all the major cities of Jammu & Kashmir as well as to the major cities of India.

Banihal Rail Tunnel

Transport in Qazigund

It is also known as the Pir Pinjal Railway Tunnel. The Banihal rail tunnel is about 11 kilometers long railway tunnel which links the Qazigund rail station to the Banihal rail head. The construction of this tunnel started in 2011 and it began its operation in the year 2012 on 26th December. The Banihal Rail Tunnel is famous as the 3rd longest rail tunnel in Asia and in India it is the only longest rail tunnel.

Qazigund Fact File

Best Time to Visit: October-March
Languages Spoken: Urdu, Punjabi and Dogri
Currency: Rupees
State Animal: Kashmir Stag
State Tree: Chinar
State Bird: Black-necked Crane
Tourism Website: http://www.holidayiq.com/destinations/qazigund-overview-6871.html

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