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Kokernag

 

Kokernag

Kokernag

Places of Interest in Kokernag:

 Spring Waterwith curative properties, Natural Scenic Beauty and Sprawling gardens.

Kokernag is at distance of  70 kms from Srinagar and is at e height of 2000 m. It is 12 Km from Achabal. Kokernag is set amidst sprawling gardens fragrant with the bloom of thousands of flowers. Place is famous for gardens, largest fresh water springs in Kashmir and for its trout streams.The water of the spring is famous for its digestive ,curative and medicinal  digestive properties.  Kokernag is a collection of many small springs and their collective appearance resembles to the claws of a Koker (cock). 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.

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Kokernag has been mentioned in Ain Akbari, where in it has been mentioned that the water of Kokernag satisfies both hunger and thirst and it is also a remedy for indigestion. Kokernag is also famous for its trout streams and it is  the largest fresh water spring in Kashmir. Trout hatchery department has constructed series of pools where in trout is reared. Different pools have got trout with different weights and ages.Trouts are  sold  to the tourists who find it a delicious dish and enjoy it.