Qazigund known as the Gate Way of Kashmir, is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Qazigund is surrounded by springs known as Nags in local language. Verinag source of river Jehlum is only 10 km from Qazigund. Panzath Nag is just 3 km from Qazigund and famous Kound Nag is around 7–10 km from qazigund. Qazigund is connected to Anantnag and Srinagar by road and railway. There is a train service from Qazigund to Srinagar four times a day, and is connected to Kulgam by road. Qazigund is connected to Jammu and rest of India through :NH 1A that passses through Jawahar Tunnel of Pir Panjal mountain. Banihal railway tunnel or Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, is an 11 km long railway tunnel under the Pir Panjal mountains to connect Qazigund railway station to Banihal railway station. It was bored in late 2011 and became operational by the 26 Dec 2012. It is India's longest and Asia's third longest railway tunnel and reduced the distance between Quazigund and Banihal to only 11 km. Panzath, a village nearly 3 km from Qazigund, is famous for its springs. The name 'Panzath' is derived from the Kashmiri word Paanch Hath meaning Five Hundred, referring to the Five Hundred springs that are found in the village. The village also has a Trout fish hatchery The village also is said to have occasioned[clarification needed] by the Mughal emperor Jehangir and his beloved Nur Jahan.




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