Kupwara is the backward frontier District of Kashmir Valley, full of scenic beauty. Dense forests and rich wild life make it significant from tourism and wildlife point of view. Nature has been very kind to Kupwara. District Kupwara was carved out form erstwhile District Baramulla in the year 1979. The District Headquarter "Kupwara" is situated at a distance of 90 kms from the summer capital of state, i.e. Srinagar. The District is situated at an average altitude of 5300 feet from the sea level.
Climate is classified as warm with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain, the average rainfall is 1182 mm, June is hottest month here with average temperature 29.c and January is coldest month with average temperature -1.9.c the average temperature is 18.8.c