If you shut your eyes and imagined beauty and reopened them to see the Hula Valley in the far north of Israel’s Upper Galilee region, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were still dreaming. The Hula Valley is a magical place, of history, of nature, and of miracles. The Hula Valley is the best place to do bird spotting in Israel, and one of the best in the world due to its location on a major migration route for birds travelling from Europe to Africa and Asia. The Hula Valley Nature Reserve and the valley as a whole offers bird spotting, endless hikes and walks, bike trails, and beautiful nature to absorb.
The Miracle of the Hula Valley
The birds of Hula Valley by vad_levin, on FlickrThe birds of Hula Valley by vad_levin, on Flickr
The miracle of the Hula Valley is that until the 1950’s it was a malarial swamp. It was drained enabling settlement and agriculture in the area, however the central lake was kept as the Hula Valley Nature Reserve where visitors can see the natural flora and fauna of the valley. The reserve is open year round, and is a beautiful place to take in the changing seasons, however outside the official reserve, there is so much more beauty to take in.
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