Bangus -Lolab Travel Tips
Hidden within the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district lies the breathtaking valley of Bangus, one of Kashmir’s best-kept secrets! Formerly a conflict-ridden zone, Bangus is now best known for its lush greenery and rich vegetation amidst its breathtaking scenic natural beauty. The valley placed approximately at an elevation of 10,000 ft. above sea level has only recently seen an increase in tourist footfall ever since efforts have been made to incorporate it into the tourism map of Kashmir. The main valley consists of two areas known by the names Bod Bangus (Big Bangus) and Lokut Bangus (Small Bangus) spanning an area of approximately 300 sq. km. With its meadows, mountains, and streams, Bangus is a real-life postcard destination, bound to enchant every wanderer with its charm. For every traveler with a knack for exploring the unexplored and the offbeat, away from prospects of overtourism, this destination is truly one of the best choices on the list!
Bangus -Lolab Facts
Any traveller visiting Bangus is naturally bound to be awestruck by its unending charm. For the most part activities in the valley include exploring it by oneself and soaking in the aura of its beauty. Earlier, for a trek in the valley, permits were required to be obtained by the District Magistrate in Kupwara. The valley has recently seen a rise in tourism and is slowly making its way into the offbeat spots often explored by travellers in the region. Apart from exploring the valley itself, visitors can also choose to camp at the Bangus Camping site for an adventurous experience.