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Kukernag

Location: Bringhi valley, approximately 70 km from Srinagar
Attractions: Sprawling gardens, medicinal properties of the spring water and the scenic locales.

Kukernag is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Koker means 'fowl' and nag means 'serpent'. The spring gushes out of the base of a thickly wooded hill from where it divides into channels, which resembles to the claw-foot of a hen, hence its name. Kokernag is at the height of(approx.)2000 mts from sea level. Place is famous for gardens, largest fresh water springs in Kashmir and for its trout streams. Towns and village situated around Kokernag are Wangam, Hangalgund, Sagam, Zalergam, Dacksum, etc. Kokernag has been mentioned in Ain Akbari, where in it has been mentioned that the water of Kokernag satisfies both hunger and thirst and its is also a remedy for indigestion.

Tourist Attractions

Perhaps the most important tourist attraction of a tour to Kokernag is the Papashudan Nad, the magical and curative spring which draws thousands of tourists to the valley each year. Home to the largest fresh water spring in Kashmir, Kokernag is known for its collection of springs, which in totality produce an image of the claws of a "Koker" or a cock, a trait to which the vale owes its name. Blessed with rich a soil which promotes the growth of several varieties of plants and flowers, a tour to Kokernag is made even more perfect by the presence of a number of accommodation options in the region.

How to reach

The easiest way of reaching Kokernag is by air. The nearest airport is at the Badgam District around 70 kms away from the village of Kokernag.

The nearest railhead to Kokernag is at Jammu from where it takes an approximate time of around 2 hours to reach Kokernag.

Kokernag is well-connected to a number of other regions of Jammu and Kashmir. There are a number of well maintained roads which lead to Kokernag

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