Archaeologically very important place in Srinagar, Burzahom is in the northwest of beautiful Shalimar Gardens. Burzahom, presently lying on the cradle of an ancient lake that is dried up now, stands for 'place of birch' in local and has the legacy of the first Neolithic site to be exposed in Jammu and Kashmir. This excavation site brought out many valuable ancient artifacts supposed to be old more than 5000 years. The archeologically important materials collected include arrowheads, animal skeletons, implements, tools and pots from the Neolithic age.