Location & Climate
Bandipora is the administrative Headquarters of the district of Bandipora in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located on the northern banks of Wular - the second largest fresh water lake in Asia.
In Kashmiri there is a famous phrase about Bandipora or in other words Bandipora is famous for three A's - A'lim (knowledge), Adab (good habits or literature) and Aab (water). As can be known from the folklore, the name of Bandipora originated either from Bund of Wular as Bund e pur, from the local Folk-singing Bands as Baand e pur or from the enlosed geographical location as Bandh e pur. Bandipora is bound by mountains on three sides and by Wular Lake in the fourth. Bandipora has a terraced garden similar to that of Nishat Bagh in Srinagar.