Lolab valley, named after Maharaja LOLO, 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 kilometers. It is traversed by a stream known as Lalkul (Lahwal).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 Lov-nag is located in Anderbaugh village.Apart from natural beauty, Lolab Valley is also historically important as Varnow village, a small settlement in the region, is the birthplace of Allama Anwar Shah Kashmiri. Today, Lolab Valley has a well developed infrastructure and good connectivity with the rest of the region. It provides road connectivity to Machil which is known for the water fall, Rangil.Lolab Valley has not only been the area of attraction for the Bollywood fraternity but has been appreciated by saints, poets and philosophers for centuries together.Some of the other renowned places having tremendous potential are Chandigam, Dooruswani, Khurhama, Krusan, Khomrial, Nagsari and Cherkoot.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Srinagar, 90 kms from Kupwara.
The nearest railhead is at Baramullah for Kupwara which 64 Kms away.
Jammu and Srinagar both are well-connected to Lolab Valley by road. The Kupwara town is the main access point for Lolab Valley. From Kupwara, tourists can take taxis or buses to visit the valley. Buses fly from Srinagar regularly. The distance of 114 Km is covered in four hours because of the rocky terrain.