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Sopore town, founded Sopore in 880 AD during the rule of King Avantivarman, lies at a distance of 48 km from the district of Srinagar on the banks of the River Jhelum. It is the biggest trade centre of the North Kashmir region and is known among tourists as the ‘apple town of Asia’. The apples of Sopore are regarded as the best in the entire continent. Sopore, also known as the London of Kashmir, is renowned among people for its rapidly growing sectors of Horticulture and Agriculture.The town of Sopore is famous for the Jamia Masjid, Khan-kah Shah-i-Hamdan and several small shrines. Shiekh Hamza Makhdoomi Tujar, Arza sahib takya khan zainagair, Daid Mouj Mundji, Baba Shukur Din Watlab Sopore, Hathi-Shah Sahib are some of the other popular shrines located in Sopore. The site is also dotted with few Hindu pilgrimage sites such as Kali Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Rishi peer Mandir located at Batpora and Bhairon Mandir.