Lolab Valley

Overview

Lolab Valley is one of the beautiful, offbeat destinations in Jammu and Kashmir. It is covered with the y snow-covered mountain peaks, gushing water streams, and grasslands. The Valley is located in north Kashmiri’s Kupwara district and sits at an altitude of 1600 meters. The valley is untouched and unspoiled by any kind of modernity and far away from the hustle and bustle. The valley is full of dense forests and river streams. The people here have the most exotic beauty. It is one of the serene places with a peaceful environment. 

The Valley is located at a distance of 114 kilometers from Srinagar. Kalaroos Caves are the major attraction of the Valley. If you are looking for some peaceful offbeat destination then this Valley is one of the best options to take. It is famous for its natural beauty and peaceful environment. The Valley is also home to many species of flora and fauna. Musk deer, brown bear, black bear, snow leopard, and hangul are some of the rare species that you can find in this valley.

Apart from the picturesque beauty, you from the crowded city, the place is best to enjoy relaxed vacations. It is also the ideal destination for adventure lovers because it is surrounded by lush meadows which makes it the ideal destination to visit. You can visit here during the summer months because the valley at this time is in full glory. Today in this article, we will provide you all the necessary details of Lolab which include things to do, places to visit, how to reach, etc.

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Things to Do in Lolab Valley

There are plenty of things that one can do here. Some of the popular activities to do are mentioned below:

Trekking

Trekking is one of the popular things here in this valley. The Valley offers several trekking routes for trekkers.

Trekking will take you through the snow-covered mountain peaks, dense forests, and lush meadows. Bangus Valley Trek and Lolab Valley Trek are some of the popular treks here in this valley. Trekking in this Valley will be a unique experience for travelers. For trekking summertime would be the best time to visit.

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Sightseeing

The valley is famous for its natural beauty and ancient ruins and temples. Sightseeing in this place is such a wonderful thing for anyone who is looking for peaceful Mother Nature.

There are plenty of places where you can go sightseeing. Kalaroos caves and Khumriyal temple are two major attractions in that you can visit. Sightseeing in this valley is truly a beautiful experience, as the valley is truly full of a magnificent serene environment. 

Bird watching

The valley is home to many endangered and rare species. The place is also heaven for bird watchers. Himalayan Molan, Western Tragopan, and white-tailed Rubythroat are some of the popular species that you can spot in this valley.

Bird watching is one of the popular activities to do here. This valley is home to many flora and fauna. You can also spot the rarest species such as Musk deer, brown bear, snow leopard etc are some of the popular species.

Camping

This valley is the best camping destination. It offers several campsites for travelers. One can enjoy the peaceful and incredible environment in this Valley. You can pitch a tent and enjoy the night with the beautiful sky and the stunning nature.

The valley offers travelers a tranquil and serene trip. If you are looking for camping here there is no better option than this valley.

Photography

This stunning valley offers you magnificent views of the snow mountains, grasslands, and lush meadows.

It is a paradise for photography lovers, and you can take amazing shots of the scenic beauty of this valley. If you are a photography lover this is the best place to enjoy photography.

Horse Riding

 It is one of the popular things to do here. Through this valley, you can witness the snow–capped mountain peaks, pristine valleys, and blue-gushing water streams.

You can hire horses from the tourist office, local guides may charge you high for the same. 

Visiting popular places

 In Lolab you can also see many lakes and ponds that are stunning and will mesmerize you. Sitting along the lakeside of the Lahwal River will bring you peace of your mind.

The valley is one of the serene places to spend vacations here. Apart from these lakes and ponds, you can also go to many places which are worth visiting. 

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Best time to visit

You can visit anytime in the year. The valley is accessible throughout the year. The ideal time to visit this this place is from May to September, During this time the valley is full of glory and you can enjoy all the activities here at this time. The flowers are in full bloom and the weather is pleasant and delightful for the sightseeing.

In summer

The summers here are beautiful with pleasant weather. The valley is at its full glory during this time. The average temperature during this time ranges from 15- 25 degrees Celsius. Days are good for sightseeing and you can enjoy the warm weather with the scenic splendors of natural beauty. All the places are accessible during this time, therefore summertime is the best time to visit Lolab Valley.

In winter

The winter time starts from November to March. The valley observes harsh winters and the temperature in the winter season starts dropping drastically. The average temperature in the winter season hits sub-zero degrees. During the winter season, the valley receives heavy snowfall and the entire valley is covered with thick snow sheets. Therefore, the winter season will be harsh here.

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Places to visit

There are plenty of places where you can go. Some of the popular places to visit in this place are mentioned below: 

Kalaroos Caves

This is one of the major attractions. It is located at a distance of 16 kilometers from the Lolab. This unique archaeological site attracts every year people to come again and again. The region is very less visited because the valley is far away from the tourism map.

It is said that the caves are direct pathways to the land of Russia. You can visit here in the summer months because, in the winter season, it is covered with heavy snowfall.

Bangus Valley

The valley is one of the famous offbeat destinations in Kashmir Valley. It is very near from here. It is situated in the Pir Panjal ranges and is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty. The valley is the most pristine offbeat valley which is still far from the tourism map. This offbeat site is one of the less visited places in Kashmir.

In the winter season, the entire valley is covered with thick snowfall so it is highly recommended to visit during the months of summer.

Karnah

It is located 78 kilometers from the district of Kupwara. The place is one of the unexplored destinations that offers spectacular beauty from all sides.

You can indulge yourself in many adventurous activities. This is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to visit.

Tetwal

Tetwal is a small border village. It is situated on the banks of Kishanganga River which is 82 kilometres from the district Kupwara. You can visit this place when you are on a Lolab trip.

Summertime would be the best time to enjoy sightseeing here in Tetwal. The village has been elected by the gram panchayat and there is a school of 400 students in this village.

Keran

 It is the village situated on the banks of the Kishanganga River of the Kupwara district. It li on the line of control. This place is one of unknown for many people.

For those who are looking for a peaceful trip, this is the region with pristine beauty and historical significance. The place is now gaining popularity from tourism, peace, and development. The best time to enjoy vacations here is summertime.

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Lolab Hike

Lolab Valley

The Valley of Lolab is full of hiking trails. The valley offers a serene place for hiking. With hiking you will get to explore the whole valley with the serene hiking trails and village walks. There are many easy hikes that you can take. With Cliffhangers India you will get the opportunity to explore the hidden offbeat hiking trails.

Hiking through the beautiful trails is one of the quite beautiful experiences to have. If you want to explore this beautiful valley, book your tour with Cliffhangers India, the leading travel company in India.

Essential Information

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How to Reach Lolab

To reach Lolab Valley, you have multiple transport options which include roads, trains, flights, etc.

By Air: The nearest airport is the Srinagar airport which is very well connected to major cities of India like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, etc. From the Srinagar airport book a cab/taxi kilometers and the drive will take you around you 3 hours to reach the final destination.

By Train: Jammu Tawi Station is the nearest railway head which is also very well connected to major cities of India. From the Jammu railway station book a cab/shared cab direct to Srinagar, After reaching Srinagar book another cab direct to Lolab Valley and it will take you around a 3 3-hour’ drive to reach.

By Road: Jammu and Kashmir have good road conditions. If you are coming from Jammu take National Highway 1A and follow the directions to Srinagar. From Srinagar take the road to Trehgam which is 20 kilometres from the Lolab from Kupwara. Once you reach Srinagar book a taxi service in Srinagar to reach here.

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\Where is the valley located

The valley is situated in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is about 114 kilometers from Srinagar. It is one of the best places to spend a honeymoon. The valley is towards the northeast of Srinagar and offers the natural splendors of picturesque beauty. The drive duration from Srinagar to Kupwara will be 3 hours and it will take you through the beautiful mountains and landscapes.

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Distance from Srinagar

The distance from Srinagar to Lolab Valley is 114 kilometers. The drive will take you through the beautiful valleys and mountains and the duration of the drive is about 3 hours.

FAQ's

The valley is famous for its natural beauty and the ancient springs. The Lolab Valley is a famous offbeat destination covered with dense forests and snow-mountain peaks which makes it the famous place to visit.
The Valley is a gorgeous place. The people of Lolab have exotic beauty and the lush green meadows of the valley look ethereally beautiful. If you are looking for some of the best peaceful vacations, Lolab is the best place for you to enjoy peaceful vacations.
The road conditions from Srinagar to Chadigam are good. The distance from Srinagar to Kupwara is 85 kilometers. The duration of drive is 3-4 hours to reach Chadigam Kupwara.
You can visit here throughout the year, the valley is beautiful in all 12 months. In the winter season, the entire valley is covered with thick snowfall and summertime would be the best time to visit this beautiful valley. From March to September, it is considered the best time to visit Lolab Valley.
The weather during the summer season is pleasant and warm. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. In the winter season, the valley receives heavy snowfall and the temperature hits below freezing point.
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