Kokernag in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir is renowned as a perfect destination for those looking for a serene and beautiful experience in the hills. Its natural beauty majorly talks about its alluring gardens, trout streams and hot springs of fresh water. These springs are believed to possess medicinal properties. Most prominent amongst them is the magical source of ‘Papashudan Nad’, which attracts thousands of tourists flocking to this part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Adding further to one’s itinerary is the Kokernag waterfall, which is also a type of freshwater spring and is counted amongst the very popular attractions of the region. Besides the collection of springs, it boasts of numerous varieties of flowers and plants that add to the breathtaking scenery of its surroundings. Kokernag is situated at a height of 2000 meters above sea level and is a popular weekend gateway from the city of Srinagar (81 km away).
Best time to visit Kokernag
As Kokernag resides in the high altitudes of Jammu and Kashmir, the region gets prone to subzero temperatures during the winters. This makes summers the best time to visit Kokernag. Over here summers arrive in the month of June and continues till October.
How to reach
In order to reach Kokernag, one can make use of the following alternatives-
Nearest airport from Kokernag is the Sheikh Ul Alam airport in Srinagar. The airport operates frequent flights from Jammu, Mumbai and New Delhi.
If traveling by railways is in your mind, then your nearest stoppage would be the Jammu Tawi railway station. From there, hire a taxi/cab to make it to Kokernag
One can always travel to the hill station from the various parts of the state via roadways. Srinagar, Pahalgam and Anantnag are the preferred cities to start the travel.