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Qaimoh (also known as Quaimoh, Kaimoh and Kah moh) is a block, a town and a notified area committee in Kulgam District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is four miles to the west of Anantnag and six miles to the north of Kulgam District. It is 55 km to the south of Srinagar city. Qaimoh is one of the largest blocks in Jammu and Kashmir.
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Founded by||Sheikh ul Aalam|
|Elevation||1,700 m (5,600 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Kashmir is the land of saints, Sufis and Munis and Qaimoh Block, being part of the Kashmir Valley, is no exception. This place belongs to a famous saint, Sheikh-Ul-Alam, which has enchanting environs.[clarification needed] Sheikh-Ul-Alam was born and brought up in Qaimoh but was buried in Chari Sharief. He had spent most of his life in Qaimoh. Qaimoh is the only town in the district that has facilities such as Tehsil, hospitals, post offices, higher secondary schools, national, J&K, pnb and state banks, revenue departments, police stations and many other facilities.
Trade and businessEdit
Most of the population is agriculture and horticulture dependent. Qaimoh is also known for exporting and importing of horticultural plants like apples, peaches, pears, apricot, plum etc to and from Himachal Pradesh. People from this block are well known for their business skills. However, the literacy rate is quite low. Qaimoh is a place where a lot of fresh as well as dry fruits are grown. The soil is said to be very fertile in this part of the valley but the place always has a threat of floods. River Vishew flows through the village and has damaged the crops of the village many a time.
Qaimoh is situated on the bank of River Vishao which has its origin from the lake of KousarNag some 25 kilometers away from the waterfall of Aharabal. Children bathe in this river during the summer season while the elderly people shelter under the shade of the trees. Some popular areas are Thakurpora, Mokdampora and Nai Basti. A road via Ashmuji village to Kulgam Town gives a best view of this river.