Tral is a town, sub-district and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated 11 km from NH1 Awantipora. Tral is situated 22 kms from district headquarters Pulwama and 40 kms from summer capital Srinagar.

Tral
Town
Tral is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Tral
Tral
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Tral is located in India
Tral
Tral
Tral (India)
Coordinates: 33°56′N 75°06′E / 33.93°N 75.1°E / 33.93; 75.1Coordinates: 33°56′N 75°06′E / 33.93°N 75.1°E / 33.93; 75.1
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictPulwama
Elevation
1,662 m (5,453 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total17,845
Languages
 • SpokenKashmiri, Gujri
 • OfficialUrdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
192123
Telephone code01933
Literacy98.1%

GeographyEdit

Tral is located at 33°56′N 75°06′E / 33.93°N 75.1°E / 33.93; 75.1.[1] It has an average elevation of 1662 metres (5452 ft). The place is having an average area of about 110 km².

Villages

  • Amirabad
  • Amlar[2]
  • Arampur
  • Arabal
  • Arigam
  • Aripal
  • Awanpura
  • Baigund
  • Baragam
  • Basvin
  • Batagund
  • Batipora
  • Bathnoor
  • Bon Taki
  • Branpather
  • Brantal
  • Buchoo
  • Chaan
  • Chandrigam
  • Chatrugam
  • Check Tral
  • Chewa
  • Dadasara
  • Dajeh Khour
  • Dar (Ganai Gund)
  • Dardgund
  • Dhobiwan
  • Dever
  • Doodimarg
  • Doingund
  • Amirabad
  • Gulab_bagh (wanibutu)
  • Gadpora
  • Gamaraz
  • Gang
  • Gulshanpora (Khul)
  • Gutru
  • Hari Pari gam
  • Haffu
  • Hajan
  • Hardumier
  • Hundur
  • Kahlil
  • Kanglooda
  • Kangaloora C
  • Karmula
  • Khangund
  • Khankah
  • Kharpora
  • Khasipora
  • Koil
  • Kounsarbal
  • Kuchmullah
  • Kulpohda
  • Kunjbal
  • Laalgam
  • Jawaharpora(Lam)
  • Lariyar
  • Lalpora
  • Laribal
  • Lorow
  • Lurgam
  • Machooma
  • Mandoora
  • Midoora
  • Monghama
  • Naagberan
  • Nadar
  • Nagbal
  • Nagnaad
  • Nagapathri
  • Nahar
  • Naibugh
  • Nanar
  • Narastan
  • Nargistan
  • Nowdal
  • Nazneenpora (Haayoun)
  • Nigeenpora (Reshipora)
  • Overigund (Wovergund)
  • Panier
  • Pinglish
  • Pirnaad
  • Poonzu
  • Prongam
  • Rajpora
  • Ratherpora
  • Rathsun
  • Saimooh
  • Sail
  • Satoora
  • Seer
  • Shahabad (Kharpora)
  • Shajan
  • Shaldraman
  • Sherabad (Bulli)
  • Shikaargaah
  • Shutlan
  • Sofigund
  • Soinaad
  • Syedabad (Pastuna)
  • Takiya
  • Wazul Kulnard
  • Wagad
  • Yangvin
  • Zizbal
  • Zrarihar
  • Gulistan
  • Aligund
  • Sheikh Mohal(Nowdal)

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Tral

  Islam (88.84%)
  Hinduism (10.18%)
  Sikhism (0.60%)
  Buddhism (0.01%)
  Christain (0.29%)

As of 2011 India census,[3] Tral had a population of 17,844 with 9,944 males constituting 55.7% of the population and 7,900 females constituting 44.3% of the population.

ReligionEdit

According to the 2011 census, Islam is practised by about 88.84% of the population, while 10.18% follow Hinduism and 0.60% follow Sikhism.

Security situationEdit

Tral is considered the most volatile area in Jammu & Kashmir and a militancy hotbed. Burhan Muzaffar Wani, former commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, hailed from Tral.[4] Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, successor of Burhan Wani hailing from Ratsuna Tral was also killed in Soimoh Tral, by Indian security forces sparking days of unrest.[5] Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind ( Kashmir Based Al Qaeda Cell) is also believed to be operated from Tral as its founder and chief Zakir Musa hails from Noorpora village of Tral Town.

Tral Wildlife SanctuaryEdit

On 26 October 2019, the government declared a new breeding ground for endangered Kashmiri stag(Hangul) in Tral area. It was named as Tral Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 154.15 sq. kms which came into being by merging Paner-Shikargah forest area in Tral and Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary in Pahalgam.

Places of InterestEdit

Tral has not been much popular for tourism but there are some villages in Tral which have tourism generating potential. Shikargah,Aripal and Nagberan are some areas in Tral which are popular for scenic beauties in Kashmir. There are also some areas in the main Tral town which have tourism generating potential like Dilnag Park and Spring which is located in the heart of the town and is known for its cold water springs and chinar trees.

Educational InstitutionsEdit

The major educational institutions in and around Tral town are: 1. Future Vision Model School Tral 2. MTI Trust and school Tral 3. Dolphin International School Tral 4. Hamdard Grammar School Tral 5. Akmal Institute Tral 6. Alchemy Public School Tral 7. SAPS Tral(Awantipora) 8. Govt Degree College Tral 9. Boys Higher Secondary School Tral 10. Model Girls Govt Higher Secondary School Tral 11. Aglow Public School Nowpora Tral 12. Haj-Ahad Public School, Awantipora

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Tral, India". fallingrain.com.
  2. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". Census of India. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Census of India". www.censusindia.gov.in. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Why south Kashmir is becoming the new hotbed of militancy". dailyo.in.
  5. ^ "Top rebel commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Kashmir". Al Jazeera. May 2017. Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, a senior leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen group, was killed overnight by government troops in Tral area, some 40km south of Kashmir's capital, Srinagar, police said.