A three hour drive through the famed apple orchards of Sopore, through Kupwara district will bring you to this enchantingly lovely valley, visited by so few. But it is this very quality that makes Lolab so special - virtually flat lands planted with fields of paddy, verdant in summer, pure gold in autumn are offset to perfection for the gently rolling hills that encircle the valley, clad in the deepest green that is the colour of pines.
Trees of walnut and apple whose colours reflect the changing of the seasons formm nature's bounty here. And in the tiny hamlets that sprinkle the valley , you will see a life that is distinctly and uniquely Kashmiri. Timbered houses with sloping thatched roofs; the brillant vermillion of chillies drying from windows; women carrying samvovars of tea into the fields where every member of the family is engaged. In short, Kashmiri village life as it has been led for centuries.