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Bijbehara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Anantnag
Elevation 1,591 m (5,220 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,789 Excluding - Takia Bal And Gandhanjipora
 • Official Urdu Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK03

Bijbehara, also known as Bijbiara, Vijeshwar & Vejibyor , is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The old city localities of Bijbehara include baba mohalla,saraf mohalla,dhobi ghat,wanteng,sadar bazar,ahanger mohalla,goriwan,feroze shah mohalla,sheikh mohalla,eidgah,sicop. The town has now expanded from east to west and north to south. New colony,sicop colony-jablipora,padshahi bagh colony,pazalpora,eidgah,semthen,tehsil road-baghandar,friends colony,gazi mohalla,new baba mohalla and highway side are the localities which are gettin populated at present.


Apples of tribjee arwani, Bijbehara

Bijbehara is located at 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,591 metres (5,223 feet).

The town of Bijbehara is situated in the north of district headquarters on the banks of Jhelum River popularly known here as "Veth". It is one of the notable towns of the district. It is four miles to the north of Anantnag town.

The town is surrounded and intersected by plateaus, including "The Totak Shah", from which the whole town can be seen. There are many other plateaus which are getting urbanised.

Famous personalities[edit]

Qazi Danish Nazir is a student of Jamia Milia Islamia who works for National Geographic Society as travel photographer

Mufti Mohammad Syeed is a politician from the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. He is the current Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Parvez Rasool is an Indian cricketer who plays as an all-rounder for India.

Mehbooba Mufti is the president of the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party. She is the daughter of former Home minister of India and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

List of Villages in Bijbehara Tehsil[edit]

There are about 52 villages in Bijbehara

  • Ader
  • Aswara
  • Bander Pora
  • Beya Warah
  • Chini Gund
  • Chunda Pora
  • Dari Gund
  • Dupt Yar
  • Gadhanji Pora
  • Gantali Pora
  • Gari Seer
  • Gori
  • Gund Chel
  • Gund Nasir
  • Gund Nowroze
  • Hamzeh Pora
  • Hati Gam
  • Haussan Pora Bagh
  • Hayar
  • Inder Mooni
  • Jabli Pora
  • Kanalwan
  • Kandi Pora
  • Katu
  • Khiram
  • Khush Roi Kalan
  • Kitriteng
  • Krandi Gam
  • Mahind
  • Marhama
  • Meera Gund
  • Niyana Gund Baba Khalil
  • Now Shehra
  • Opzan
  • Rakh Hassain Pora
  • Rakh Moman Dangit Pora
  • Rakhi Kitri Teng
  • Sangam
  • Semthan
  • Shala Gam
  • Shiti Pora
  • Sir Hama
  • Sither Satghar
  • Sotki Pora
  • Subhan Pahari
  • Takia Bal
  • Thaji War
  • Trubji
  • Tula Khan
  • Vedai
  • Veeri
  • Waghama


The Bijbehara town has population of 22,789 of which 12,057 are males while 10,732 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3411 which is 14.97% of total population of Bijbehara.


The Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh constructed a bridge here which was 100 yards long and 6 yards wide spanning the Jhelum River at Bijbehara near the Mughal garden. The bridge was washed away by heavy floods. The oldest Chinar of the sub-continent is located in the garden popularly called as Padshahi Bagh which is now under the control of Tourist Department. JK Bank is assigned with its better development and maintenance. The garden comprises 25 Chinars. The oldest Chinar is 70 feet in circumference at ground level. The Padshahi Garden is 25 canals and 10 marlas. The Dara Shiku Garden is also on the bank of the Jhelum. The garden is of 224 canals area. The Padshahi Garden and the Dara Shikoh Garden are separated by the river Jehlum which is spanned over by a bridge known as "Padshahi Bagh Bridge", thus connecting the two gardens.

Guru Nanak had also come to this town and presently a Gurudwara under name "Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Pehli Padshahi Gurudwara Bijbehara" is at this place.

Bijbehara finds mention in Rajtarangini by Kalhan. Then famous for temples of Chakradhar and Vijayeshwar. Vijayeshwar temple was built by King Shachinar. This temple was reconstructed again during the reign of Anantdev. This fortified temple was a famous site in then Kashmir ( previous to 500 AD) .

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