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Magam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Budgam
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,470
 • Density 290/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK 04

Magam (Hindi: मागम) is a town, Municipal committee, and Tehsil headquarters of the Budgam district. Magam is also known as "The Gateway of Gulmarg". It is recognized for its hospitality, market establishments, and local businesses. Magam is the largest business hub in its district.[citation needed]


Magam is a town located in the district of Budgam, which is in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the headquarters of the local Tehsil administration, and is also known as the gateway of Gulmarg. Located on the Srinagar Gulmarg road, it is 24 kilometers away from Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.Here one can have a glimpse of mountains and surrounding hills all-round, this makes it more charming and beautiful. This town provides something for everyone be it young or old, poet or painter, scholar or an artist, billionaire or a street-hawker, politician or a warrior, all take inspiration from this motherland of greats. This town has given birth to large number of intellects of time, which has made it world-famous, one of this kind is the living example “MUM KANNA ’’ who bagged Padma Shri award from the government of India. It has the largest marketplace and business hub of the Budgam district. The Idara Abu Fazal Abbas Islamic Library, established in 1985, has the largest Islamic and private library in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Magam is located at 34.08°N 74.58°E. It has an average elevation of 1569 meters (5147 feet). There are a number of small hills at the foot of Sofi Pora which borders the outskirts of Budgam and the Baramulla district.


As of 2011,[1] Magam had a population of 5,470, of which 18% was under 6 years of age. In terms of demographics, there is an approximately equal number of males and females. Magam has an average literacy rate of 51.22%, 27.28% lower than the national average of 78.5%. The male literacy rate in Magam is 57%, and female rate is 42%.


Magam is now growing as an education hub in the District of Budgam. It has the highest literacy rate among towns of the Budgam District. Magam has a number of schools from primary to college level. It has three higher secondary schools: Government Boy's Higher Secondary Institute, Government Girls Higher Secondary Institute, and R.M.P. Higher Secondary Institute. At the secondary level, it has Green View Public High School, Alamdar Public School, and the New Convent School (CBSE). These institutes impart teaching in the arts, science, and commerce streams. It has recently established a Degree College, which started its class work in March 2012. The college also offers a professional course in Tourism and Travel Management. Today Magam is on verge of its development. The fact that Magam has made a remarkable progress in almost every field of today’s competing world, be it education or business, development of structures or development of fertile minds etc.It is this town of Kashmir valley where you can have a long-lasting impression on your soul and mind because of it beautiful pastures, cleanliness everywhere and many other things. That means in spite of beauty there are many more factors because of which this town has gained international fame all over the world.


Magam is well-connected with the State and District Highway roads. It is also connected through railway and from Srinagar to Gulmarg by a four-lane road. The Mazhom railway station is located 3 kilometers from Magam. Magam has a computerized post office where the Speed Post, Registered Post, Postal Banking, and other types of posts are available. The postal code of Magam is 193401. Magam has facilities for broadband, land-line, wireless Internet, and mobile phones. There is a BSNL land-line phone exchange for landline telephones and broadband. Notable Indian mobile operators such as Airtel, BSNL, Aircel, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, and Tata Indicom operate in Magam, providing both mobile phone and internet services to the entire area including the surrounding hamlets.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.