Awantipora or Awantipur is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated between Anantnag and Srinagar on NH 44. Awantipora was named after Avanti Varman and had a number of ancient Hindu temples built by the king including the Avantiswami Temple. The ruins of temples constructed by Lalitaditya are also found in Awantipora. The temple sites are protected and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
With the north Kashmir constituency going to polls on Thursday, residents of Sanatnagar, Hyderpora and Bemina were allowed to travel on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway alongside military convoys... IndiaTimes - Published