Doodhpathri is a tourist destination, hill station and best vacation spots in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The name “doodpathri” means Valley of Milk. It is mention that the famous saint of Kashmir Sheikh ul Aalam Sheikh Noor din Noorani has prayed here and once when he was in search of water in the meadows,to offer prayers, he pricked the ground with his stick to search for water and milk came out. He asked the milk that you can only be used for drinking and not performing ablution.
Hearing this milk at once changed its state to water and the meadow got its name Doodpathri. The water which is at present flowing through the meadows has a milky appearance from the distance and remains very cold throughout the year. The lush green grasses over the vast meadows and silver shining streams running over the large stones further increase its beauty. Doodhpathri is sloping grassy landscapes with a diversity of multicolored flowers up to Chang.
This tourist attraction is generally located in Budgam district of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 8,957 ft from sea level, and located at a distance of 42 km from state summer capital Srinagar and 22 km from district headquarter Budgam. Main attraction of Doodhpathri and overall places to go with kids are:
- Tangnar: This place comes on the way 2 km before doodpathri,it is a beautiful place of small valleys with deaodar and pine trees on small hills.
- Mujpathri: This is a small hamlet 3 km from doodpathri, it is situated on the bank of river shaliganga.
- Palmaidan: The name of this place is after the “Big Stones” because there are huge stones all around the ground. It situated at a distance of about 5 km from doodpathri and is the favorite spot of shepherds. And cowboys where shepherds and cowboys gather in large numbers in summer and graze their cattle and livestock. It is beautiful place with a small stream running on one side of the ground. The place is rich in deodar and pine trees.
- Diskhal: Lastly 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 Dodhpathri.
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