Kokernag Botanical Garden, Kashmir
Staying in the accommodation right inside the Kokernag garden, gave us an advantage. We could visit the Kokernag garden right at sunrise – an ideal time for birding. Specially by the natural spring that flows through it.
Developed by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department, it is the biggest garden in Kashmir.
Kokernag Trout Fishery, Asia’s largest
Garden outings, a family culture in Kashmir
It was choc-a-bloc with kids playing, couples romancing among the roses and the elderly resting under the Chinars. Each family had carried a multi-layered “tiffin box” for the family lunch. Some were even carrying their own portable gas cylinders!
Such a contrast to the “mall culture” engulfing urban India.
We felt it was worth spending a day in Kokernag. However, if time doesn’t permit a night halt here, it can be seen as a break on the way to Sinthan Top.