Pulwama shares its boundaries with the districts of
in the north, Badgam
in the west, and Anantnag
in the south. It is spread over an area of 1,398 sq km, and supports about 0.6 million people.
The district has a rich cultural heritage. History tells us that the original name of Pulwama was Panwangam. The district has many archeological monuments, some of which had been left by Raja Avantivarman and Lalitaditya, two influential kings of yore. There are shrines such as
Shrine of Shah Hamdan at Tral, and Jwalamukhi temple in village Khrew.
Pulwama is one of the most attractive spots on earth with its pleasant climate, countless springs, streams, waterfalls, fragrant flowers, delicious fruits and picturesque landscape.
Aharbal waterfall, Kungwattan, Nagberan, Shikargah, Hurpora, Tarsar Lake and
Aripal Nagh are some of the tourist spots.
Pulwama is often called the 'Anand of Kashmir' or 'Dudha-Kul of Kashmir' on account of its high milk production. Agriculture is the main occupation - paddy, maize, oil seeds, and oats are the chief crops grown. Pulwama is famous all over the world for its saffron and fruit cultivation.