Kupwara is a small town located in the district of the same name in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kupwara is located at a distance of about 90 kms from the state capital Srinagar. The region is popular for the dense cover of forest that surrounds the town and the rich wildlife. Mountain ranges like Dajalongun, Feshiltong and Bulbeer are visible from this region. Kupwara covers a geographical area of 2,379 square kilometres.
The north-western part of Kupwara district lies adjacent the Line of Control (LOC) while the southern portion is bounded by the district of Baramulla. There are three districts here – Handwara, Kupwara and Karnah along with eight blocks namely, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwal, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroos.
The main river that flows through the district outskirts is Kishenganga River that afterwards joins the Jhelum River at Domel. The district of Kupwara is located between the mountain ranges of Shamsbari and Pirpanchal. Travellers can visit the destination all round the year to enjoy trekking and boating.
Some of the popular attractions of Kupwara include Muqam-e-Shahwali, Muqam-e-Shahwali - Mazar-e- Sharief of Zattishah, located at a distance of 20 kilometres from the town of Kupwara in the north-western part.
The shrine of Prakash Akhoon is another popular place, located three kilometres from Kupwara town at Gushi. Some popular religious attractions here include Jamia Masjid Kupwara, Gazi Masjid, Kheer Bawani Temple, Jamia Masjid Tangdar, Badra Kali Temple and Jamia Masjid Handwara.
The nearest airport is located in Srinagar, at an approximate distance of 82 kilometres and the nearest railway station is located in Jammu, at a distance of 226 kilometres from the town of Kupwara.
The climatic conditions in Kupwara are cold throughout the year and even the summers here are not so hot. The best time to visit Kupwara is from the month of April to October because of the suitable climate.
Krusan Lolab is a village located in proximity to the Halmatpora and is renowned for housing the Syed Bengal Sahib Shrine, where people offer prayer to get themselves protected from natural calamities. It is believed that hSyed Bengal Sahib was among the Syeds who arrived in Kashmir along with Shah Hamdan. The village is famous for its breat taking natural beauty, lakes and lush green areas.