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.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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.
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.
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.