Holiday Trip in Verinag

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Verinag is a beautiful town and a notified area committee in the Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. This place is It is about 26 kilometers away from Anantnag and around 78 kilometers south-east from Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This place is also the first tourist spot of Kashmir Valley when travelling by road from Jammu. It lies at the entry point of Kashmir Valley, right after crossing Jawahar Tunnel and at an altitude of 1876 meters. It is also noted that the River Jhelum originates from the beautiful Verinag spring. An octagonal base inside a covered passage encircles the spring. Verinag gets its name from Nila Nag, who was the son of Rishi Kashyap who was a great Hindu sage. The shape of the spring used to be circular till the reign of Mughals. In 1620, Emperor Jahangir asked for renovation of the spring to change its shape from circular to octagonal. Many visitors plan Verinag vacation during their holidays. If you are planning a visit, book a Verinag holiday package on EaseMyTrip.in.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Verinag

Before going for Verinag travel, you should be familiar with the places you must visit during the trip.

Aharbal:
Steadily, the isolated rumble becomes a roar as you approach the waterfall of Aharbal that crashes down a narrow gorge. Aharbal is in fact, more than just a waterfall.
Aharbal falls:
There are various places to picnic in the surrounding areas, as well as charming walks of varying lengths all over the hillsides. You can enjoy interesting treks, one of them is to the high altitude lake of Kounsernag at 13,500 ft above sea level-takes off from Aharbal.
Verinag Spring:
A major tourist attraction of this place is Verinag Spring on which this place is named. There is an octagonal stone basin at Verinag Spring and an arcade adjoining it which was constructed by Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 A.D. Later, a beautiful garden next to the spring was laid out by his son, 'Shah Jahan'. This spring is renowned to never dry up or overflow. Verinag Spring is also the major source of River Jhelum. The spring and Mughal arcade surrounding it is also officially recognized by Archaeological Survey of India as a 'Monument of National Importance'.
Famous Tourist Destinations around Verinag:

Kokernag (7 KM), Daksum (20 KM), Anantnag (24 KM) and Pulwama (46 KM) are some of the famous tourist destinations around Verinag.

Best Time for Holidaying in Verinag

The best time to visit Verinag is during the summer and autumn season. During this time of the year, the colors of the landscape of Verinag are at their most vibrant and perfect for sightseeing as well as outdoor activities. So, make your Verinag trip plan accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Verinag

Verinag a mainly a hill station, thus it doesn't offer much scope for any kind of special shopping items. It is a beautiful where you can explore the natural beauty. If shopping is what you're looking for, we'd suggest you to go for shopping in Srinagar as there are a large number of shops to buy interesting items there and it is just 78 KM away from Verinag. Some of the popular shopping areas in Srinagar are Badshah Chowk, Lal Chowk and Polo View best places to buy authentic items and souvenirs.

Explore Options to Reach Verinag

Before booking your Verinag holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
The closest airport (82 KM) to this place is Srinagar Airport that connects it to various important cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Jammu etc. away from Verinag. From airport, you can hire taxi to reach here.
By Train
The nearest railway station is Qazigund Railway Station that lies on the 119 km long Kashmir Railway, which runs from Baramulla to Banihal. It lies at a distance of 17 km from Verinag. . The next closest railway station is located at Jammu (Jammu Tawi Railway station). It takes 6 hour drive to reach the town.
By Road
Verinag can be reached by road by taking National Highway 1A between Jammu and Srinagar. It lies at a distance of 6–8 KM from National Highway 1A. It is also connected by road to Anantnag (24 KM) and Srinagar (78 KM) away from Verinag. So, choose any of the traveling modes and come for a memorable Verinag tour.
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