Bhaderwah Town was known as "Hettary Nagar" and prior to that, there were two other towns namely "Donga Nagar" and "Udho Nagar." Both the towns near Bhadarwah was situated around villages Mondha which is about 3 km to the east of present Bhaderwah town.
History of Bhadarwah
History of Bhadarwah confirms that at one point both the towns were flooded due to torrential floods from Himalayan Mountain Range, due to glacial eruption, and the presence of the big boulders in abundance available in the present era reveal the story of disaster that occurred then. Later on, the people of Bhaderwah selected a place for their rehabilitation in Seeri (from word "seer" meaning a vast piece of land), now known as Seeri Bazar, a vast field belonging to a zamindar and reconstructed their dwellings around it.
Bhadarwah as Mini Kashmir
The town Bhadarwah is endowed with natural beauty which lends to its nickname, "Mini Kashmir". Apart from having picture-perfect scenic beauty due to beautiful forests, the town contains many small streams flowing through its various parts. Bhaderwah is also known as "Nagon ki bhoomi," which means "land of snakes".
Tourism in Bhadarwah
Near to Bhadarwah, there is a place called Chattargala pass. This pass reaches to Sonbain Glacier. This is an 8 kilometres / 6 hours very difficult day trek. This trekking route is the hotspot to the adventure tourists of both national and international level. The trek starts and ends near Chattargala pass on the Bhaderwah-Sarthal-Bani-Basholi road. This trek involves the steep ascends and descents over rock faces and is recommended for experienced trekkers. This trek route is also the home of white-bellied Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) and Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus).