Bungus, a lush green meadow is situated in the lap of Himalayas, at an altitude of around 10,000 ft. above the sea level. It is 160 kms from Srinagar, and just 48 kms from district headquarter Kupwara. Situated on the other side of Lolab Valley, Bungus valley is about 20 km long and 15 km wide. Pastures of the Bungus valley have finest grass which is considered ideal for cattle grazing, the valley is supposed to have been discovered by a nomad while grazing his cattle in deep forests. Word Bungus is derived from joining two words ‘Bun’ which means forest and ‘Gus’ that means the grass .

The valley with rugged terrains and the lush meadows is ideal for the jeep safaris. Bungus is a part of a unique ecological area, comprising mountain and grassland with flora, taiga or coniferous forest. Extreme natural beauty, serenity, splendour are few synonyms associated with the majestic valley of bungus.

The valley is surrounded by Rajwar and Mawar in east, Shamsasbury and Dajlungum mountains in the west; Chowkibal, KarnahGali in the north, and Leepa mountains in the south. Bungus is an upcoming destination that will soon see its place in the tourist map of the UT. It is one of the virgin destinations where the avid travelers look forward to visit.

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