Location of Lolab Valley
Lolab Valley is located near the Kashmir Valley region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geography of Lolab Valley
Lolab Valley forms the north-western corner of the Kashmir Valley formed by the Lahwal River in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Entrance of Lolab Valley
The entrance to Lolab Valley lies 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Kupwara town in Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir and the centre of the valley lies 114 km (71 mi) northwest of Srinagar, in Srinagar District, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an oval-shaped valley 15 miles (24 km) long with an average width of 2 miles. Lolab Valley is a lush green valley with green pastures that stretches 25 kilometres from the north-west and the south-west varying in breadth from few yards to 5 kilometres.
Administration of Lolab Valley
Lolab Valley is situated within the jurisdiction of Sogam, a block of Kupwara. It is bordered by the Kashmir Valley to the south and the Neelum Valley to the north, and is separated by Nagmarg meadows from Bandipora in Bandipore District in Jammu and Kashmir to the east.
Formation of Lolab Valley
Most of the physiographic divisions of Lolab Valley is formed by the flow of Lahwal River, which flows from east to west.
Flora and Fauna of Lolab Valley
Lolab Valley is home to many ancient springs, and is covered with dense forests of pine and fir. The fruit trees such as apple, cherry, peach, apricot and walnut are common in the valley, which is known as "the fruit bowl of Jammu and Kashmir".
Tourism in Lolab Valley
Lolab Valley has several natural landmarks and tourist spots, such as the caves of Kalaroos. The main towns in the Lolab Valley are Sogam, Kalaroos, Kigam, Lalpor, Tekipora, Chandigam, Kandi and Muqam. Lolab Valley has two divisions like Poutnai and Brunai. The areas included in Poutnai are chandigam, Kuligam, Cheepora and Varnow.
Lolab Valley is well connected by road to Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and Srinagar Airport. A bus takes three hours to cover a distance of 114 kilometres and leads through the towns of Sopore and Kupwara. In Lolab Valley, there are a few tourist huts and many camping site. It has the potential to become one of the best tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir.
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