Achabal

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Achabal
Achval
Mughal Gardens Achabal
Mughal Gardens Achabal
Achabal is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Achabal
Achabal
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Achabal is located in India
Achabal
Achabal
Achabal (India)
Coordinates: 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23Coordinates: 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Anantnag
Elevation 1,936 m (6,352 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,835
Languages
 • Official Urdu, Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK03

Achabal (locally known as Achhval) is a town in Anantnag district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Achabal is an important tourist place about 7 kilometres away from Anantnag, the place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosnag).

Cascades and fountains have been erected by Mughal Emperors. A mosque standing in the garden is believed to have been constructed by Mughal Prince Dara Shikwah. Achabal was once the pleasure retreat of Empress Noor Jehan. A trout hatchery is also located nearby. Achabal is the site of a Mughal garden called Achabal Gardens.

Geography[edit]

Achabal is located at 33°41′N 75°14′E / 33.68°N 75.23°E / 33.68; 75.23.[1] It has an average elevation of 1936 metres (6352 feet) above mean sea level.

History[edit]

Achabal has been a part of Kashmir kingdom during the 15th century AD. Previously it was under "Kashmiriyat" – a "social and cultural consciousness" of Kashmiri people was developed.

Mughal Emperors like Akbar, Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Sultan Said Khan of Kashgar, Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin, Mughal Empress Noor Jahan, Dara Shikoh and others have ruled this place.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census, Achabal had a population of 5835. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Achabal had an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 65% of the males and 35% of females literate. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.[2]

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