Hazratbal or Dargah, is the notified area in Downtown Srinagar situated about 10 km (6.2 mi) from city center. The early settlements in the area occurred on the banks of Dal Lake and majority of population of area are Hangis (fishermen). The area became famous after the construction of Hazratbal Shrine where hundreds of thousands of people visit every year because many relics related to the Islamic prophet Muhammad are believed to be there.


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Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
Founded bySheikh Muhammad Abdullah
Named forHoly Relics
 • TypeDemocratic Government
 • BodyGovernment of Jammu and Kashmir
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[1][2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Code

The word Hazrat in Urdu gives indication of respect and bal in Kasmiri means place. Thus the word Hazratbal means the place which is highly respected among the people. Due to the presence of Dal Lake and its house boats in vicinity, the area became the famous tourist spot in the city. The economy of the people living here greatly depends on tourism. Also the grave of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah is situated in the area. The postal code of the area is 190006.[3]


The areas which come under the constituency of Hazratbal are as under:

  • Hazratbal town
  • Naseem Bagh
  • Batpora
  • Zukura
  • Ishber
  • Nishat
  • Shalimar
  • Sadiribal
  • Gulab Bagh
  • Molvi Stop
  • Bota kadal
  • Lal Bazar Hazratbal Main Road
  • Pari Chowk Lal Bazar Hazratbal Main Road
  • Tailbal
  • Lal Bazar etc.


There are three institutions in the area.

Due to this reason it is considered as higher education centre in Kashmir Valley. Students from different parts of the state study Art, Humanities, Science, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Engineering in these institutions.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "GetPincode - Indian pincode search engine". getpincode.info. Retrieved 7 August 2014.