Beerwah is a Sub-District in Central Kashmir. It is one of the oldest tehsils with one of the largest constituency, towns, and municipal areas in the Budgam district of the Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir. Beerwah is known as "The Gateway of Doodhpathri". The name Beerwah has been derived from a Sanskrit word "Behroop" which means land of springs.This is due to the abundance of natural springs in the area.Beerwah has seven springs in the town area. Beerwah is 36 Km away from the summer capital Srinagar via Magam, 33 Km via Budgam & 27 Km via Soibugh. Beerwah Subdistrict has 4 tehsils namely Beerwah, Magam, Narbal, and Khag. Beerwah is the major route to breath-taking snow resort of Doodhpathri. Doodhpathri lies 19 Km away from Beerwah via Arizal. Beerwah is famous for its beautiful topography. Pastures: Tosamaidan is a large pasture with a historical background. Bounded by dense forests of deodars, it is situated about 10 km from Khag in the Himalayas. Many countries' shepherds used to visit the area in ancient times, and it was a frequent route for Mughals travelling to Poonch and Punjab. Today the area is frequently used by local shepherds and the Gujjar community. Pehjan is an alpine pasture situated about 25 km from Khag in the lap of the Himalayas. Wular Lake can be seen from this resort. It features local flowers and plant life and scenic views from the Nanga Parbat peak (26,696 ft). The Khag pasture is located in the southwest of Kashmir, 8,000 to 14,000 ft above sea level. It is surrounded by mountains whose average height reaches 17,000 ft. It is frequently scenic in the summer season, when Nomadic Bakarwals bring their cattle to graze. Springs: The region has a number of springs of local and tourist significance. Sutharan is located near Tosamaidan and the Line of Actual Control. According to local legend, (Vanvas) Ram Chander stayed here during his 12-year-long exile with Lakshman and Sita. The spring's name comes from Sita who is said to have bathed in the spring. Naranag spring, or Narain Nag, is located near the Khag village. According to local legend, an ascetic passing through once dropped a bag full of sheep dung into the lake. When he reached Khag several days later, he saw the dung floating on the surface of the Naranag. He returned to Tosamaidan and sprinkled some turmeric powder into the lake, which appeared in the water in the Naranag. The Sukhnag (Sokhanag), known locally as the "spring of solace," cascades in a 20 ft high waterfall at Kanj Zubji. Pushkar Nag is located to the east of Poshker village between Khag and Ferozpora, and is named for the village of its origin. According to local history, during the month of Sawan, Kashmiri Pandits would offer prayers and take a ritual dip in the spring. Some devotees continue to perform the ritual today. Gandhak Nag is a sulfur spring in the Darang Khaipora village of Khag. The healing properties of the sulfur make the spring locally significant. Natural formations: Nakwaer Pal (the "nostril rock") is located near the Pehjan pasture. It is 14,000 ft high and is the highest peak of the range. According to local history, when Kashmir valley was a lake (Sati Sar), boats would be anchored to this rock. Today there is an iron hook within it (Ded Bal), also known as Lal Khanen Gher. Today, shepherds and Gujjars come from adjacent villages with their livestock. History: Beerwah served as a pargana during the Mughal reign. It consists of areas of the former Srinagar district. In 1766, a fort was built in the region by Governor Lal Mohammad Khatak. It was repaired in 1801 by Governor Abdullah Khan but was destroyed in an earthquake in 1884. The region consisting of Budgam, Beerwah and Baramullah achieved tehsil status as Tehsil Ranbir Singh in 1962, under Sir Syed Sani Mawlana Syed Ali Shah Bukhari. The tehsil of Budgam was split off later in 1979.[3] The region was granted subdistrict status in the 1970s with the support of Mawlana Syed Ali Shah Bukhari, but it was not fully implemented until 2013 by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Mirwaiz of Central Kashmir Mawlana Latief Bukhari. Transportation: The majority of Beerwah residents have private means of transportation. A public transportation system also exists that includes buses and cars,with Bus stand and Sumo stand at Beerwah . The closest airport to Beerwah is the Srinagar Airport (SXR), which is 28 km away. The nearest railway station to Beerwah is the Mazhama Railway Station Magam, which is 11 km away. The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC) connects most major towns and cities to Beerwah through Srinagar via National Highway 1A. A number of private organisations also run transport companies and 24-hour taxi service.

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