Aishmuqam is a beautiful village located about 75 km south of Srinagar. This village is associated with Sheikh Zain-ud-din, the principal disciple of a famous saint of Kashmir called Sheikh Nur-ud-din. Sheikh Zain-ud-din is believed to have lived here in a cave in the 15th century.
Main attraction here is the shrine of Aishmuqam. This cave shrine located on a hill draws a large number of visitors. Folklore has it that Sheikh Zain-ud-din found numerous snakes, reptiles and cobras on his arrival at the cave. The saint took a club which he had received from his guru and transformed it into a dreadful cobra by his spiritual power, and the snakes vacated the cave.
By road, the village of Phuurpujan is 25 km from here. The nearest airport is at Srinagar.