Location & Climate

Budgam is one of the youngest districts of Jammu & Kashmir State, carved out as it was from the erstwhile District Srinagar in 1979. Situated at an average height of 5,281 ft above sea-level and at 75 degree E longitude and 34 degree N latitude, the district was known as Deedmarbag in ancient times.

Tosha Maidaan, Budgam - Kashmir

The topography of the district is mixed with both mountainous and plain areas. The climate is of the temperate type with the upper-reaches receiving heavy snowfall in winter. The average annual rainfall of the district is 585 mm.

While the southern and south-western parts are mostly hilly, the eastern and northern parts of the district are plain. The average height of the mountains is 1,610 m and the total area under forest cover is 477 sq. km.

Budgam district is the closest district to capital Srinagar (11 km). Budgam has the only airport in Kashmir valley.

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