Kukernag—a small town and a scenic notified area committee located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, is a conglomeration of small springs, lush green hillsides and snowy peaks beyond. The collective appearance of these natural bounties reminds tourists of the claws of a Koker (cock). The digestive and curative properties of its fresh water spring (the largest in Kashmir) are world acclaimed and attract people for more reasons than one. The word “Kokernag” is derived from two words: Koker (fowl) and Nag (serpent). Kokernag is located at an elevation of (approx.) 2000 m from sea level. This beautiful tourist destination is tucked away in the lap of nature and is known for its fresh water springs, garden and trout streams. The region is criss crossed by 300 canals—out of which 129 are used for the purpose of adorning the gardens of Kokernag, while the others are located in the forest area. Along with its sprawling gardens flush with thousands of blooming flowers, bubbling springs, forested mountains and unprecedented levels of natural beauty, Kokernag is also popular for its historical significance. In a nutshell, this place is worth your visit—be it for the spring that bubbles at seven places, fragrance of exotic species of flowers or the abundance of its natural glory.