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DOODHPATHRI TOURIST PLACES
is a beautiful meadow with emerald grass that looks like a green carpet. A
beautiful river dancing and reverberating with the wind flows in the
middle of the meadow, lending it a splendid charm and vibrancy. The place
looks very beautiful and pleasant. The green grass under the feet is
Doodhpathri however is a recent inclusion in the Jammu Kashmir tourist
map. This is the reason that the place is not overcrowded and not many
tourists visit here. However, it has become a real hit among the local
population, who find it a welcome step. The road from Khansahib area in
Badgam to the Doodhpathri is not in a good condition. There is not a
full-fledged market or any hotel in the area, so the trip is always going
to last for a day only and you need to pack your lunch. Tea and snacks are
available in the shops run by local people.
Travelling to the area can be hectic, but the place is worth the trouble.
The local government is taking steps on fast track basis to make the
access easier and comfortable. Work is going on to connect Doodhpathri
with all the concrete roads. Once completed, it is believed that the place
will be at no. 3 of the most preferred tourist destinations of the valley.
Best time to visit Doodhpathri
The best time to visit Doodhpathri is during the spring and summer months
from May to September; but it will also heavily depend on what exactly are
you looking for. If you want to see white valleys and meadows buried under
snow then February will be the best time to visit. But if lush green is
what you are after then April, May, July and August will be the best. If
rain makes you uncomfortable then you may want to avoid August altogether.
Clothes to pack for Doodhpathri
It will depend on which month of the year you are visiting here. In the
months of winter, from October till March, you will need all heavy woolens
with windproof jackets to protect you from the cold. During spring or
summer season however, your regular cottons will do just fine. Even
wearing a light jacket here from May till August will start to feel warm
after a bit of walking around.
Reaching Doodhpathri can be a bit of challenge in the months of January
and February. The entire area receives heavy amounts of snow which may
lead to closure of the roads. Please inquire at Srinagar before you plan a
trip here in winter.
Places to visit in Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri itself is actually a tourist attraction that you see while
visiting Kashmir. As I mentioned previously, there is nothing here really
except for a huge green ground sitting in the middle of mighty peaks all
around. There are no big tourist attractions or adventure sports happening
here. It is just natural beauty at its best with tranquil enough to soothe
your soul. There are however a few places near Doodhpathri that too are
worth mentioned and visiting.
You will be crossing Tangnar while going to Doodhpathri, about 2 to 3
kilometers before. It is a beautiful place of small valleys with Deodar
and Pine trees on small hills and worth a brief stop.
The name Mujhpathri literally translates to Valley of Turnip. It is a
small hamlet situated on the bank of river shaliganga and is about 3
kilometers away from Doodhpathri.
The name Palmaidan means a Big stones ground and that is what it is. It is
another meadow like Doodhpathri but with huge stones all around. Situated
at a distance of about 5 kilometers from Doodhpathri, it is a favorite
spot of shepherds to graze their cattle and livestock. In short it is a
beautiful place surrounded with with Deodar and pine trees and a small
stream running on one side of the ground.
It is a beautiful meadow on the top of the mountain and overlooks the
Ashtaar glacier. It is around 10 km trek from Shaliganga nallah in
How To Get There?
The closest airport to Doodhpathri is the Srinagar International Airport.
From there, buses are available from Humhama area to Budgam, which is
about 2 km from the airport.
Take a bus from Lalchowk Srinagar to Badgam (30 km in distance), from
where you can catch a vehicle to Khansahib. From Khansahib stand, you can
hire a cab to Doodhpathri. It is about 2-3 hours journey in total.