Djurdjura is a mountain range situated in Kabylia (Algeria) within the Djurdjura National Park. Its highest point, Lalla Khedidja, has an elevation of 2,308 metres (7,572 ft). Famous mediaeval explorer Ibn Batuta went to Béjaïa through this mountain range. Actually he was heading towards Tunis with a caravan on his jorney for Hajj. He went to Béjaïa from Mitidja, a plain land near Algiers
The Zouaves of the French Army were first raised in Algeria in 1831 with one and later two battalions, initially recruited solely from the Zouaoua, a tribe of Berbers finding homes in the mountains of the Jurjura range (see Kabyles).Lalla Fatma N'Soumer was among the last to surrender, retreating to a village hidden by the hardest peaks of Djurdjura, Takhlijt n At Aadsou, near Tirourda hill.