This treasure trove of Kashmir derives it’s name from the Sanskrit word “Varahamula”, an amalgamation of the words “Varaha” or Boar and “Mul” meaning deep or root, meaning “Boar’s molar”. Featuring in various Hindu mythological texts, Baramullah (or Baramulla) is said to have been found by Raja Bhimsina in 2306 B.C. Situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, the city resides in the Baramullah district just 55 kilometres from the capital city of Srinagar. The Srinagar – Baramullah road is said to be the best in the valley with the most wondrous view one can possibly get. A rarely visited tourist site, Baramullah has its own glorious and unexplored beauties one must encounter. Five of the best sites in Baramullah are listed here.