Kokarnaag

Situated at a height of 2,020 m, Kokernag is approximately 70 km from the district of Srinagar. Blooming gardens surround this spring, which bubbles at seven places at the foot of the forested mountain. The water of Kokernag in Kashmir is believed to have medicinal and digestive properties. And because of these properties only, the spring is also known as Papashudan Nag or the sin-cleansing spring. There is also a botanical garden and a rose garden near Kokernag, overflowing with fragrances of flowers and shrubs.

Kokarnag is also the largest fresh water spring of the Kashmir valley. The word Kokernag is a combination of the two words, Koker meaning ‘fowl’ and Nag meaning ‘serpent’. Kokernag is a collection of many small springs and collectively, they all look like the claw foot of a Koker (cock). And the flowing stream resembles a moving serpent. Hence, the name “Kokernag”. The spring of Kokernag comprise of 300 canals, 129 canals for garden purposes and 171 canals for forest area.

How to reach Kokernag:

It is easy to reach Kokernag since the destination is well connected by road, air and railway.

By Air: The closest airport near Kokernag is the airport at Badgam District. It lies at a distance of 70 km from Kokernag.

By Rail: The railhead is located at Jammu. It is situated close to Kokernag and can be reached within 2 hours.

By Road: Kokernag can be accessed from any corner of Jammu and Kashmir as it is connected by well maintained roads

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