Kokernag is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Koker means 'fowl' and nag means 'serpent'. The spring gushes out of the base of a thickly wooded hill from where it divides into channels, which resembles to the claw-foot of a hen, hence its name. Kokernag is at the height of(approx.)2000 mts from sea level. Place is famous for gardens, largest fresh water springs in Kashmir and for its trout streams. Towns and village situated around Kokernag are Wangam, Hangalgund, Sagam, Zalergam, Dacksum, etc. Kokernag has been mentioned in Ain Akbari, where in it has been mentioned that the water of Kokernag satisfies both hunger and thirst and its is also a remedy for indigestion.
Sightseeing of Kokernag,
Daksum is situated amidst the magnificent grandeur of the Kokarnag springs, it presents an awe-inspiring sight. Standing at an altitude of 2438 m in a densely forested gorge, Daksum offers peace and tranquility. The only sound heard there is that of the Bringhi River, rushing right through its center. Daksum in Kashmir valley is a must for those fond of walking and nature.
Trout Fishing Hatchery
The Department have both Trout Hatcheries and Carp Hatcheries in different parts of the State. These Hatcheries are used for breeding and a high quality seed is produced by them. This seed is further distributed to The departmental's rearing units all over the State and to the private fish farmers. This quality seed is also used for srocking in all the water bodies of the State.
Sinthan Top is perhaps one of the best natural beauty area I have seen in Kashmir. The new highway is so clear and safe and easily takes you to Sinthan Top. Most of the tourists are unaware of this place and even the cabbies will not take much pain or even botheration to inform you about this place.
Kokernag Botanical Garden, commonly referred as 'The Pleasure Garden', is located in the center of Bringhi Valley in Kokernag at the elevation of 6627 feet above the sea level. Covering an area of 26 hectares, the garden is about 65 km south of Srinagar and just 10 km south of Anantnag town. Set against the backdrop of thick and dense forest of pine trees, the Botanical Garden of Kokernag reflects a perfect picture of beautiful nature. It is also famous for having a natural spring of pure and cool mineral water in its premise. Sprawling lawn of the garden houses about one lakh ornamental plants including shrubs, trees, bushes, roses and wild floras. The garden has been modernized with some attractive effects like rosary, Japanese bridges over the rippling water stream, live garden seats, topiary works and etc.