Kupwara is the backward
frontier District of Kashmir Valley and is full of scenic beauty.Dense
forests and rich wild life make it significant from tourism
and wildlife point of view. Nature has been very kind to Kupwara.
Kupwara was carved out of Baramulla Distt. in the year 1979
,the geographical area is 2379 sqkm.
In the east and south lie baramula, in the west and north there
is LOC which separates it from Muzaffrabad Azad Kashmir. It
is 90 Kms from Srinagar.
The altitude is 5300ft above sea level.Kishenganga is the main
river originating from Himalyas that flows through the outer
area of Kupwara finally joining Jhelum at Domel in POK. Hilly
areas of Karnah, Machil, Keran are situated at the LOC. The
Climate of the Distt is pleasant in Spring, moderate in summer
and cold in winter. Temperature rises to 37 degrees in summer
to minus 10 degrees in winter. Forests of kupwara have Deodar,
Kail, fir,Pine,Elm and blue in abundance. Chinars,Poplars and
walnuts are grown in the area. There is wide range of wildlife
, among the birds crows, vultures, falcons, woodpeckers, swallows,
bushchats, flycatchers,bulbul,dove,pigeons are found and mong
the animals blackbear, redbear, tigers, goats, markhor, monkeys,
wildbulls, muskdeer are found. Administratively Kupwara is divided
in three tehsils viz Kupwara, Handwara, Karnah.
Famous Mountain Ranges Peaks and Passes
Kijinag mountain Range
Shamas Bary peak
Caves of Raja Ram
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