(Last Updated on : 22/08/2016)
Doodhpathri which is known as "Valley of Milk" is a favourite is a tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir.
Naming of Doodhpathri
The name " Doodhpathri '' means Valley of Milk.
Location of Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri is the hill station in Jammu and Kashmir
. It is located in Budgam district
of Jammu & Kashmir.
History of Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri is said to be famous for the saint of Kashmir
Sheikh ul Aalam Sheikh Noor din Noorani who has prayed here. Once when he was in search of water in the meadows, to offer prayers, he pricked the ground with his stick to search water, and milk came out. He told the milk that it can only be used for drinking and not performing ablution. Hearing this milk at once changed its state to water and meadow got its name Doodhpathri. The water which is at present flowing through the meadows looks like milk from the distance and remains very cold throughout the year. The lush green grasses over the vast meadows and silver shining stream running over the large stones further increase its beauty. Doodhpathri is sloping grassy landscape with a diversity of multi coloured flowers up to Chang. The famous Tosamaidan lies in the west of Doodpathri.
Geography of Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri is situated at an altitude of 8,957 ft from sea level and located at a distance of 42 km from state summer capital Srinagar
in Srinagar District
of Jammu and Kashmir and 22 km from district headquarter Budgam District of Jammu and Kashmir
Landform of Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri lies in a bowl shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range
of the Himalayan Mountain Range in India
at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,957 ft), above sea level. It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of pine, fir and Deodar. The natural meadows, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wild flowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer.
Demography of Doodhpathri
Doodhpathri has no permanent settlement and is inaccessible during winter due to heavy snowfall. In summer shepherds from the plains of Budgam District bring cattle for grazing and remain at Doodhpathri seasonally for about six months.
Doodhpathri is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (SXR), in under 2–3 hours from car or bus. The routes of Doodhpathri are from Srinagar to Budgam, Budgam to Khansahib and Khansahib to Doodhpathri via Raiyar total distance of about 42 km. Another route is from Srinagar Gulmarg road, the route starts from Srinagar to Magam, Magam to Beerwah and Beerwah to Arizal, total distance about 50 km.
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