comma2Kashmir’s uniqueness makes it fascinating for every kind of tourist .Extremely wide-ranging and possibly the most extensive sites and attractions make Kashmir a truly world class destination. Romantic green meadows, mountains, bewitching lakes and valleys remains a spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. The glory of the valley in its pristine charm is in the picturesque rural Kashmir, sounding like a fairytale and portraying the true culture of Kashmir. Even though life and atmosphere in villages have a lot to share in common but villages in Kashmir stand apart for their unique features and traits. Kashmiri villages have got their own style, structure and architecture. Villages of Kashmir valley are characterized as the beautiful spots on representing nature in its chaste form. The essential features of these villages are congenial climate, numerous streams, water-falls, springs, fragrant flowers, delicious fruits, caves, pastures and other natural sceneries. Home to many renowned shrines, Saints, ascetics and the sages have always been attracted to Kashmir Villages.comma1

Litter Tourist Village Profile

The village symbolizes the beauty of rural Kashmir at its best. A visit to this tourist village of Litter is an enthralling experience for any tourist, as he will be welcomed by a myriad of natural colours, amidst the pristine surroundings of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges. The secluded yet enchanting environs of the Litter have been favorite spots, especially for those who want to meditate and be one with God in the complete serenity. Litter is quite different to the world of materialism and noise of the city life. It is not only famous for its soil fertility and large scatter of fruit orchards but also the abode of religious saint Syed Ahmed Qureshi who was the maternal uncle of most revered saint Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA).
The village is surrounded by paddy fields and apple orchards, and is shadowed by snow clad peaks of the Pirpanjal Mountain Range. It is home to an astonishing biodiversity which is being preserved today. The place is also surrounded by small hamlets namely Manzpur, Pirpur and Horpur with a population little less than 4000. It is also believed that there used to be a good number of master timber sawyers in this area, which has given it the present name of Litter (meaning ‘Saw’ in local parlance).

Litter

Where To Stay

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The tourism department has beautifully constructed tourist huts there  which provides as a comfortable location for tourists to stay in. In addition, the tourists may choose to stay with the local population as paying guests. This experience gives a real feel of the village life in  Litter. It is also a unique opportunity to stay in close proximity with nature. Tourists may stay with the local guest houses or in tourist huts.

How To Reach

Tourist village Litter is well connected to Srinagar, the capital city of the Kashmir valley by road and air.

The following are the different modes of approach to reach Srinagar Tourist Reception Center,where from the tourist can take to different destinations:

 

Air Links:– Tourist can fly to Srinagar from various Airlines which daily operate from Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Jammu, to Srinagar .

 

Rail Link:-The state is linked with rail adequately from the other parts of the country up to Jammu (Tawi). From Jammu Railway Station, the tourists can come to Srinagar either by road or through air. Good transport facilities are also available. Qazigund – Srinagar rail link is also located near the highway.

 

Road Links:-From Srinagar government-run and private buses, Taxi’s, deluxe coaches can take the tourists to different destinations. The roads are well connected and transport facilities are also easily available.

 

Location

The Pulwama district came in to existence on July 1, 1997 when it was carved out of erstwhile parent district of Anantnag.  It is bounded by   Srinagar and Budgam districts on North- West and by the districts Anantnag and Shopian in the East and East-West. The district enjoys similar climate as other districts of the valley except areas situated on higher altitudes which are cooler in summer and inaccessible in winter due to heavy snowfall. The average height of the district is 1638 meters (i.e. 5372 feet above the Sea level).