Lar, Jammu and Kashmir

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Lar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Lar is located in India
Lar (India)
Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 74°45′18″E / 34.262°N 74.755°E / 34.262; 74.755Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 74°45′18″E / 34.262°N 74.755°E / 34.262; 74.755
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
1,650 m (5,410 ft)
 • Total50,491
 • OfficialUrdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code1942419
Vehicle registrationJK16
Sex ratio951 /

Lar is a town and a notified area committee in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir , in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is a newly established tehsil carved out of Ganderbal Tehsil. It is situated 25 km from heart of the summer capital, Srinagar , on National Highway (NH 1D) between the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in the north and the picturesque Zabarwan Hills in the south. The Sind River, a major tributary to the Jehlum River flows through Lar. The famous Manasbal Lake lies a few kilometres away from the Town centre.


Lar (Urdu: لار‎) is located 34°15′43″N 74°45′18″E / 34.262°N 74.755°E / 34.262; 74.755.[1] 6 km north of Ganderbal town and 25 km from the Srinagar center, at an average elevation of 1,650 metres (5,410 ft). The famous Sonamarg hill station is at a distance of 60km from here. The Sind River, a major tributary to the Jehlum River flows through Lar. The sand (bajri) of this river has a great value for money for its quality. Lar produce the word class grapes variety like Hussaini- imported from Iran, Sahibi- imported from Hyderabad, Kishmish, Anabeshai and Ruby.


At the 2011 India census,[2] Lar had a population of 50,491 (males 52%, females 48%). The literacy rate was 59.99%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.[3]


Lar Town possesses all the typical characteristics of the climate of Kashmir Valley as a whole. In the heat of July, the breeze of the Sindh River is a welcome relief. Sir Walter Lawrence writes in his book The Valley of Kashmir that in latitude, Kashmir corresponds with Peshawar, Baghdad and Damascus in Asia: with Fez in Morocco: and South Carolina in America, but it presents none of the characteristics of those countries. People have linked the climate of Kashmir to that of Switzerland until the end of May, and of Southern France in July and August. But it is impossible to speak of Kashmir as possessing any one climate or group of characteristics. Every hundred feet of elevation brings some new phase of climate and of vegetation.


  1. ^ Wikimapia- Lar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Lar Tehsil" (pdf). NRHM. Retrieved 12 June 2012.