With Jammu and Kashmir opening areas near the Line of Control (LoC) to increase the state’s tourism, new offbeat and unexplored places have been gaining footfalls. Keran Village In Kashmir is one of them and is located on the banks of the Kishanganga River. If you are planning to visit Keran Village then you have to have approved and secured permission from the District Magistrate of Kupwara. Otherwise, you will not be permitted to visit it for security reasons near LoC
5 Places To Visit In Keran Village In Kashmir
1. Kishanganga River
The Valley of Harmukh peak, beautiful Birch trees, stories of Habba khatoon & the majestic Kishanganga River…..
Gurez you stole my heart.❤️
Kashmir truly Jannat 🍁#kashmir#Gurezvalley pic.twitter.com/GkX6W8nmZt
— Sangeeta (@artist_tree19) October 9, 2022
This river is a popular one being the aquatic border between India and Pakistan. Thus it is under the Line of Control. The Pakistanis renamed this river as Neelum River after partition. Visiting this river can be quite mesmerising as it offers picturesque views. Sitting by this gushing river and watching it flow is serene and gives calmed vibes. The atmosphere is also very peaceful which helps. If you are planning to be adventurous then, you can go fishing or river rafting.
2. Firkiyan Gali or Pharkiyan Gali
Pharkian Gali (9840ft) is a mountain pass separating Kupwara Valley and Keran in Kashmir. The drive to Pharkian Gali is quite similar to that of Razdan Pass in Bandipora. Pharkiyan Gali top offers some stunning views of the valley of Kupwara on one side … https://t.co/CYPw65M8CX pic.twitter.com/68LNInu2LT
— Kashmir Off Road (@kashmiroffroad) December 5, 2022
While you are on your way to Keran Village in Kashmir, you will come across this, Firkiyan Gali or Pharkiyan Gali, right out of Pinterest into the real world. This scene is what pictures on Google searches look like and you will witness the beauty with your eyes. This mountain pass is at a height of 9,840 ft and offers a pristine view of the valley. That too a 360 view of the valley along with gushing streams and meadows.
3. First Post Office Of India
I handed over an invitation to 140Cr citizens via the postmaster of India’s first post office at Keran.
Come join me for “Pindi Chole Langar” @ Keran
तुसी आयो और पिंडी छोले नू लंगर छको
जय हिन्द pic.twitter.com/baoEY2HT3T
— Gaurav Pradhan 🇮🇳 (@OfficeOfDGP) October 6, 2023
This suggestion is a great one for the history buffs. There is a post office in Keran Village which you cannot skip if you travel here. This unique post office has opened its gates or should we say, opened its letterboxes since the British era and is the first of its kind in Kashmir! Even the signboard says ”First Post Office of India”. This is still very much operational and there is one postmaster and rest three are mail runners.
4. Kalaroos caves
— Pravin Kadam (@PravinK09462995) March 26, 2022
This is a nearby spot to the village and it is believed to be one of the mysterious sites of the district of Kupwara. It is a popular picnic spot as many believe that these caves led to Russia. It has seven carved doors which only is a believed connection to Russia.
5. Lolab Valley
— Mir Sania (@mirsana786) September 17, 2023
This valley is also a nearby spot. It is known as the ‘Fruit Bowl of Jammu and Kashmir’ because you can find many fruit trees here. It is also attached to Neelum and Kashmir Valley. Try and spot Himalayan Black Bear when you visit and try not to panic if you do.
Do not miss out on relishing good and authentic Kashmiri cuisine from the locals only. Try to find some local food stalls that sell Kashmiri cuisine and have a lip-smacking experience. We hope you get a spot with an amazing view.
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