Bandipore is a district in the northern Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located in the Baramulla division of the state and covers an area of approximately 398 square kilometers. The district is situated at an average elevation of 1,574 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and hills, making it a popular destination for trekking and hiking.

The Jhelum River flows through the district, adding to its natural beauty. The population of Bandipore district is predominantly Muslim, with Kashmiri being the most widely spoken language. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in the district, with rice, maize, and wheat being the major crops grown.