Lolab valley is named after Maharaja Lolo in ancient era. It is known for its lush green forests and pastures, stretching across nearly 25 kms from north- west to south-east, varying in breadth from a few yards to 5 kilometres. It is traversed by a stream known as Lalkul (Lahwal).
Lalkul is the place of snow fed small streams. The water to Lalkul is contributed by numerous tributaries flowing from surrounding hills, which are clothed by dense forest of Deodar, the valley, that have an average depth of 7 to 15 feet and are unique in them. It is also known for the Sat Barran (Seven doors) and a cave in the jungles of Madmadav.
The famous Lovnag is located in Anderbaugh village, attracts a number of tourists who are in Lolab valley. It is located adjacent to Lolab Valley.
Seemab Valley is located about 4 kilometers from the tourist reception centre Kupwara Tourism Centre. Seemab Valley is located at the entrance of the Lolab Valley. The valley has a natural picturesque beauty and a perennial water body by the name of Daal Kul. It is surrounded by lush green forests and therefore provides ample scope for day picnics. Few adventure related activities like rock climbing and trekking can also be considered while visiting this place.
A unique place where the past and the present of architecture of medieval era is present, Sattabarran Kalaroos is situated on the outskirts of Madmadav village in Kalaroos area. Sattabarran Kalaroos is about 19 kilometres from TRC kupwara. Sattbarran can be reached by road up to Sattabarran Kalaroos and three kilometres by foot. On the back side of Sattabarran Kalaroos there is a cave which is believed to be the way to central Asian states. While visiting Sattabarran Kalaroos the picturesque of the Lolab valley can also be visited.
It is one of the best tourist spots in Lolab valley. Having the road network is also utilized as a camping cite. The lush green jungles surrounding the Chandigam provide an ample scope for the adventure loving people for tracking and mountain biking. From Chandigam there is also another beautiful tourist spot by the name of Dooruswani. On way to Dooruswani the traditional architectures such as thatched houses can also be seen.
About 26 kilometers, from TRC Kupwara is known for the pastures and lush green forests, wild flowers, and a stream flowing on the outskirts of the Rangwar. On the way to Rangwar a village by the name of Krousen can also be reached where a tourist hutment is available. Rangwar is having big pastures which are used by the locals for cattle grazing.
Bangus Valley is one of the relatively unknown areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Lying within the Trans-Himalayan area, Bangus Valley is a unique ecological combination comprising a mountain biome, which includes grassland biome with flora at lower altitudes; and Taiga or Coniferous forest.
Lokut Bangus is the smaller valley. It lies on the north-eastern side of the main valley. Both the valleys have level green meadows surrounded by low-lying mountains covered with dense Coniferous forests and a stream flowing through them. These meadows are divided into two types-plain meadows and plateaus. The meadows and the slopes of the side plateaus are covered with a range of flowers and medicinal plants. They support a rich diversity of grassland flora which has medicinal value too. A large part of the plain within the valley of Bangus is water locked during the rainy season. The valley is traversed by a number of small streams with nearly 14 tributaries. These include the Roshan Kul, Tillwan Kul and Douda Kul. The valley is also fed by the waters of the Qazinag and Satkulnag springs. The water of the various streams in the valley form one of the headwaters of the Kamil River which in turn joins the Lolab stream, thus forming the Pohru River. The plain meadows include open plains of Chota Bangus, Bodh Bangus or Badha Bangus, Masjid Aangan, Nichan Reyan, Kiyind Patter etc. Table-land meadows constitute about 60% of the meadows.
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