One of the most popular weekend getaways from the state capital Srinagar, Kokernag is a sub-district town and a notified area committee in Breng Valley also known as “The Golden Crown of Kashmir” in Anantnag.
This place is known for its gardens, pristine fresh water springs and rainbow trout farms. It is 25.3 km from Anantnag via NH244.
The place is known for its trout streams and the largest fresh water spring in Kashmir, Trout hatchery department which has constructed pools in series where in trout is reared.
Also, thestate’s first rural mart has been set up in Kokernag, to promote and market the handicraft products manufactured by the local women self help groups, by NABARD.
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.
Here is a list of place in Kokernag, you can visit:
DAKSUM: Daksum is situated amidst the magnificent grandeur of the Kokarnag springs, it presents an awe-inspiring sight. Standing at an altitude of 2438 m in a densely forested gorge, Daksum offers peace and tranquility. The only sound heard there is that of the Bringhi River, rushing right through its center. Daksum in Kashmir valley is a must for those fond of walking and nature.
TROUT FISHING HATCHERY: The Department have both Trout Hatcheries and Carp Hatcheries in different parts of the State. These Hatcheries are used for breeding and a high quality seed is produced by them. This seed is further distributed to The departmental’s rearing units all over the State and to the private fish farmers. This quality seed is also used for srocking in all the water bodies of the State.
SINTHAN TOP: Sinthan top is a spot 12000 ft above sea level in Kashmir which is midway on the newly opened Anantnag-kokernag-Sinthan-Kishtwar road. The road has been built and is maintained by BRo in excellent condition. It is 132 km from Srinagar.