Achabal

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Achabal
Achval
Mughal Gardens Achabal
Mughal Gardens Achabal
Achabal is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Achabal
Achabal
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23Coordinates: 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Anantnag
Elevation 1,936 m (6,352 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,835
Languages
 • Official Urdu, Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK03
Website www.achabal.com

Achabal (locally known as Achhval) is a town in Anantnag district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Achabal is an important tourist place about 7 kilometres away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosnag).

Cascades and fountains have been erected by Mughal Emperors. A mosque standing in the garden is believed to have been constructed by Mughal Prince Dara Shikwah. Achabal was once the pleasure retreat of Empress Noor Jehan. A trout hatchery is also located nearby. Achabal is the site of a Mughal garden called Achabal Gardens.

Geography[edit]

Achabal is located at 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23.[1] It has an average elevation of 1936 metres (6352 feet) above mean sea level.

History[edit]

Achabal has been a part of Kashmir kingdom during the 15th century AD. Previously it was under "Kashmiriyat" – a "social and cultural consciousness" of Kashmiri people was developed.

Mughal Emperors like Akbar, Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Sultan Said Khan of Kashgar, Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin, Mughal Empress Noor Jahan, Dara Shikoh and others have ruled this place.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census, Achabal had a population of 5835. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Achabal had an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 65% of the males and 35% of females literate. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.[2]

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