Tangmarg

Tangmarg is a town and tehsil in Baramulla district in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. In 2014, Tangmarg was granted a sub division and trifurcated into three Tehsils (Tangmarg, Kunzer and Karhama), with Sub Divisional Magistrate SDM Office located at Tangmarg. The Tangmarg town is central to more than 100 villages in the vicinity.

Tangmarg
Town
Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Tangmarg
Tangmarg
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tangmarg is located in India
Tangmarg
Tangmarg
Tangmarg (India)
Coordinates: 34°03′33″N 74°25′28″E / 34.05917°N 74.42444°E / 34.05917; 74.42444Coordinates: 34°03′33″N 74°25′28″E / 34.05917°N 74.42444°E / 34.05917; 74.42444
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictBaramulla
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
193402
Telephone code+911954

Tangmarg has a post office that has been recently modernized, computerized and renovated and there are plans to develop it into a model post office at par with project arrow post offices. There are many hotels and restaurants, everything required by travelling tourists. Tangmarg is 39 km (24 mi) from Srinagar by a two-lane road. Tangmarg has many tourist spots like Drung, Gulmarg, Baderkoot, Zandpal, Gogaldara, Nigli Nullah and Baba Reshi. The name "Baba Reshi" is locally given for the great Sufi saint of Kashmir Baba Payam ud Din Reshi who has a Shrine located around 6 km (3.7 mi) from Tangmarg. Tangmarg is also known as gate of Gulmarg. Tangmarg is also known as shen kaul which means brook of snow. Tangmarg is also famous for trout fish.

GeographyEdit

The Longitude is 75.36679 and the Latitude is 33.80405.[1] Amongst the prominent villages of this tehsil are Hardushoora, Ferozpora, Pariswani, Chaindil Waingam, Kulhama, Hajibal, Bungam, Reram, Druroo, Hardu Ichloo, Khaipora, Solinda Kunzer, Devbugh, Kralweth Lalpora, Gonipora, Devpora Dardpora, Ganibaba, Pandithpora Bala, Baderkoot, Ratnipora, Ogmuna, Hardu-Aboora, Hariwatnoo, Treran, Katibugh, Chandilora, Qazipora, Gund Dalwash, Tarahama. Tangmarg is famous for fresh cold water, heavy snowfall, and tourism. Tangmarg is a hilly area with most parts covered by lush green forests.

Access and transportEdit

Tangmarg is located about 38 km (24 mi) from Srinagar; the journey time by road is about 90 minutes.[2] Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, Srinagar is 49 km (30 mi) away.[2] Gulmarg is 13 km (8.1 mi) away on the Narbal-Tangmarg Road.[2] The general approach to the town is through road transport (taxi and bus). Transport is available from Srinagar, Baramulla, Magam, Sopore, Gulmarg and Pattan. The town is also not far from the Mazhama Railway station.[citation needed]

A road from Tangmarg to Gogaldara is under construction. This road would connect Tehsil Tangmarg with Tehsil Khag of Badgam district.[citation needed] Another road from Drung to Poonch district of Jammu Division is under consideration by the government.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

The history of Tangmarg dates back to Mughal Era. It was used as a gateway to Gulmarg. Literally from local dialect Tang means Pear and Marg means meadow. There are many pear trees in the vicinity of Tangmarg town scattered in different villages.

On 13 September 2010, Indian security forces killed 5 and injured at least 20 in Tangmarg after rioters set fire to a school run by a minority educational group. The riot occurred after a television report about desecration of the Quran in the USA.[3]

Education and HealthEdit

A Sub-district Hospital is located at Tangmarg with affiliated Primary Health Centres in all major villages. A Government Degree College was established in 2011-12 at Chandilora. 5 Higher Secondary Schools are situated in Tangmarg including Fazil Kashmiri memorial higher secondary School.

LanguageEdit

Kashmiri is the predominant language spoken in the villages of Tangmarg. Urdu is second widely spoken language after Kashmiri. Pahari is another important language spoken in area whereas English language is also spoken by educated class and those who deal with the tourism industry. Gojri also has many speakers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://indiamapia.com › Baramulla Tangmarg Pin Code, Tangmarg, Baramulla Map, Latitude and ...
  2. ^ a b c Mohindra, Vandana (18 July 2017). "Tangmarg: Strawberries and Green". Outlook (Indian magazine). Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  3. ^ "17 Killed, Over 70 Injured in Fresh Violence in Kashmir". Outlook (Indian magazine). 13 September 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2021.