Budgam district came into existence in 1979, prior to
which it was part of Srinagar district. District Budgam borders four
other Districts--- Baramullah and Srinagar in north, Pulwama in south
and Poonch border in south west.
District Budgam offers many stunning locales and has tremendous tourism potential
that has largely remained untapped so far. The attractive places that can be visited are
Doodpather, Yousmarg, Tosmaidan, Nilnag and Khag.
Kani shawl adomed the caesar's court and was looked upon by Mughals and
later by Nawabs as mark of nobility. In 1776 Napoleon presented a Kani shawl to his
wife Josephine and with that took off a new fashion trend in Europe.
In the olden days, Budgam was a part of district Baramulla, when
Srinagar itself was a constituent of the Anantnag district. It was then known as tehsil
Sri Pratap. Historical record suggests that Budgam was also referred to as Pargana
Deesu. According to a well-known chronicler - Khawaja Azam Demari - the area was also
known as Deedmarbag.