Tangmarg

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Tangmarg
town
Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg Post Office
Tangmarg is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Tangmarg
Tangmarg
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, 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
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Baramulla
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 193402
Telephone code 01954

Tangmarg is a town and tehsil in Baramulla district of Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.In 2014 Tangmarg was granted a sub division and trifurcated into 3 Tehsis, with Sub Divisional Magistrate SDM Office located at Tangmarg. The Tangmarg town is central to more than 100 villages in the vicinity.

Tangmarg has a post office that has been recently modernised, computerised 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 Babarashi. The name 'Babarashi' is based on Baba Payamum-din-Rashi whose body is buried here.

Geography[edit]

Amongst the prominent villages of this tehsil are Hardushoora,Ferozpora, Hardu Ichloo, Khaipora, Kunzer, Kralweth Lalpora, Devpora Dardpora,Ganibaba,Baderkoot, Ratnipora, Karahama,Hardu-Aboora, Hariwatno, Treran, Chandilora,Qazipora. Tangmarg is famous for fresh cold water, heavy snowfall, and tourism. Tangmarg is a hilly area with most parts covered by lush green forests.

Transport[edit]

It is a major stop for buses and other heavy vehicles between Srinagar and Gulmarg or Babareshi. All the vehicles are allowed beyond this point to Gulmarg which is 13 km[citation needed]. Heavy vehicles are not allowed beyond this point during the winter whenever there is a heavy snowfall. This stop is to be taken seriously since there are no more stores on the way to Gulmarg from Tangmarg. A road from Tangmarg to Gogaldara is under construction. This road would connect Tehsil Tangmarg with Tehsil Khag of Badgam district. Another road from Drung to Poonch district of Jammu Division is under consideration by the government.

Access[edit]

Tangmarg is located about 39 km (24 mi) from Srinagar. The general approach to the town is through road transport (taxi and bus). Transport is available from Srinagar, Baramulla, Magam, Sopore, Gulmarg and Pattan

History[edit]

EDUCATION AND HEALTH: 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. 5 Higher Secondary Schools are situated in Tangmarg.

Language[edit]

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 industryGujari is having many speakers.