Ancient site and remains, Burzahom

Located in the valley of Kashmir, the archaeological excavations of the ancient site and remains at the Burzahom archaeological site date back to 3000 BC and 1000 BC. The Burzahom Archaeological Site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This excavation includes a prehistoric settlement, situated in the district of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. At the altitude of 1800 metres, it is the northernmost Neolithic site. These Neolithic sites have roof materials made of Burzahom trees. This site comprises many unearthed artefacts which include artworks, architecture and inscriptions. There are artistic engravings on the antique pottery and other antiquities. This place has a panoramic view of the Dal Lake, which is at a distance of 2 km. The ancient site and remains are located on a ‘Karewa’ in the middle of the Zabarvan hills and the Dal Lake. This site has the remnants of the ancient human settlements during different historical periods ranging from Neolithic Phase to Megalithic Phase.

About Ancient site and remains, Burzahom

Located in the valley of Kashmir, the archaeological excavations of the ancient site and remains at the Burzahom archaeological site date back to 3000 BC and 1000 BC. The Burzahom Archaeological Site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This excavation includes a prehistoric settlement, situated in the district of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. At the altitude of 1800 metres, it is the northernmost Neolithic site. These Neolithic sites have roof materials made of Burzahom trees. This site comprises many unearthed artefacts which include artworks, architecture and inscriptions. There are artistic engravings on the antique pottery and other antiquities. This place has a panoramic view of the Dal Lake, which is at a distance of 2 km. The ancient site and remains are located on a ‘Karewa’ in the middle of the Zabarvan hills and the Dal Lake. This site has the remnants of the ancient human settlements during different historical periods ranging from Neolithic Phase to Megalithic Phase.

Outstanding Universal Value

The ancient site and remains in Burzahom comprise structures, bone tools, stone tools and pottery from the Neolithic period and Megalithic period. There are also several dwellings and burial pits from the Neolithic period. Artefacts including bone knitting tools, cotton and wool are a proof that historically Kashmir had a booming textile industry. Other findings such as pendants, beads, terracotta bangles proved that ancient Kashmir had an open trade with areas located in present-day Pakistan and China.

Monument Information

Address

Burzahom, Srinagar 191202

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Budgam Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Budgam Bus Stop

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 9:30 AM
  • Closing Time :5:30 PM

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28 °C, Minimum: 18 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 30°C, Minimum: 14 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 15 °C, Minimum: 0 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Summer Season (April to June), Monsoon (July to October)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (In Braille as well) in the Museum
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Drinking Water Facillity
  • Battery operated pollution free vehicles for physically challenged persons

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. R.P.Singh
  • Phone: 91-0194-2311413 (Sub Circle- O), 9697003123
  • E-mail: circlesrinagar.asi@gov.in

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
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Free Entry
for all visitors.