Kokernag

Situated at a height of 2,020 m, Kokernag is approximately 70 km from the district of Srinagar. Place With  Blooming gardens surrounds 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. Kokernag is also the largest freshwater 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 . And the flowing stream resembles a moving serpent. Hence, the name “Kokernag”. The spring of Kokernag comprises of 300 canals, 129 canals for garden purposes and 171 canals for forest area. is set amidst sprawling gardens with its air full of fragrance that owes itself to the thousands of flowers blooming in the region. The Spring bubbles at seven places at the foot of the forested mountain and its water are famous for its medicinal and digestive properties. Perhaps the most important tourist attraction of a tour too 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’, a trait to which the valve 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.