Kukernag forms part of the Anantnag district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The place is a small town. It derives its name from ‘Koker’ which means ‘fowl’ and ‘Nag’ which means ‘serpent’. It has an altitude of 2000 meters. A thickly wooded hill is located at the foot of which arises a stream and divides into numerous channels. This resembles the claw-foot of a hen or fowl and hence, the name of the place.
Gardens, largest fresh water springs and trout streams are famous in this region. Wangam, Hangalkund, Sagam, Zalergam and Dacksum are few villages that surround Kukernag.
The Papashudan Nad is a stream which is believed that the water of this place has medicinal value and cures indigestion.
A large number of accommodation options are also available in the region.
How to reach Kokernag
By air: The nearest airport is in Badgam district which is 70 kilometers away.
By rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Kokernag from there.
By road: The region is well connected to the other parts of the state by road.