The Bowl-Shaped Valley Called Doodhpathri In J&K Is Must Visit!

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The Bowl-Shaped Valley Called Doodhpathri In J&K Is Must Visit!

Once a state, Jammu & Kashmir is the northernmost Union territory of India and is often known as the crown of India. The state is dotted with snow-capped mountains and gleaming lakes which makes it a paradise on Earth. If you are looking for off-beat places to explore in Kashmir. Add Doodhpathri which is known as the valley of milk to your itinerary.

The Story Behind The Name Doodhpathri

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Situated at an altitude of 8,957 ft from sea level, and located at a distance of 42 km from the state’s summer capital Srinagar. There’s a story behind the unique name of the valley. Doodpathri means Valley of Milk in Sanskrit. The renowned Kashmiri saint Sheikh ul Aalam Sheikh Noor din Noorani is said to have worshipped here. Once, when looking for water in the meadows to offer prayers, he pricked the earth with his stick in an attempt to find water, and milk spilled out. The water which is flowing through the meadows has a milky appearance from the distance and remains very cold throughout the year. It is inaccessible for 6 months of the year which is why it is not popular amongst tourists.

Doodhpathri valley has a bowl-shaped appearance and lies in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. This place has no permanent settlement and is inaccessible in winter.

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How To Reach Doodhpathri?

If you are travelling by air then the nearest airport is in Srinagar. Doodhpathri is at a distance of 40 km and it takes about 1 hour by car. The nearest railway station is located in Ompora town of the district. Doodhpathri is easily accessible from Srinagar in under 1 hour and thirty minutes by car or taxi.

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What Is The Best Time To Visit?

The best to explore Doodhpathri is between April to June. The bowl-shaped valley is not easily accessible in winter as the temperatures drop below zero degrees.

Add Doodhpathri to your bucket list to explore the off-beat places of Kashmir.

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