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Doda is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. It is situated at an altitude of 1107 mts above sea level. The district was formed after it was carved out of the district of Udhampur. It is a perfect tourist destination and is set amidst natural beauty. Some of the main attractions in Doda include Bhaderwah, Chinta Valley, Seoj Meadow and Bhal Padri. Bhaderwah in particular is known for the Kailash yatra which Hindu pilgrims undertake every year. The Chinta valley is a picturesque location that is situated at an elevation of 6500 ft above sea level. The Seoj Meadow is another beautiful spot here and is popularly known as the ‘diamond in the crown of Bhaderwah’. This meadow is surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains. Doda is a well known pilgrimage centre and there are several temples in this region. Some of temples are Gupt Ganga Temple, the Sheetla Mata Temple, the Alalbani Temple, and the Nagni Mata Temple. Some of the popular religious sites present in this Bhaderwah are The Subar Nag Temple, the Thubu Nag Temple, and the Vasuki Nag Temple. Doda is also a wonderful destination for adventure tourism. There are several routes like Lal Draman, Machail, Gupt Ganga, Zumum Palmar, Vasukinag, Reushra and Sarthal which are fantastic trekking zones. It is really wonderful to trek through this area while at the same time enjoying the incredible and captivating scenic beauty. Doda is the quintessential Kashmiri tourist destination. It has everything from rolling meadows to snow clad peaks; from pristine lakes to gushing waterfalls. You will just love this beautiful slice of paradise that is tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas.

 

How to reach Doda:

By air: The Srinagar airport is the nearest airport.  Srinagar is very well connected to the rest of the India by various airline services. The nearest international airport to Srinagar is the Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi. This airport is also very well connected to other airports in the world. Doda is 200 Km from Srinagar.

By Rail: Doda does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is Srinagar. The station is well connected to major destinations in India. Tourists can hire taxis to reach Doda from the railway station.

By Road:  Doda is well connected to the rest of the state with a good network of roads. The J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) bus services are also available for the destination, which are quite reasonable. Tourists can also avail special deluxe buses for Doda.

Best season to visit Doda:

The best season to visit Doda would be from March to November.

Sightseeing spots and locations in and around Doda:

There are several tourist spots in and around Doda. Some of them are Kishtwar, Sanasar, Bhaderwah, Athra Buja Devi Temple, Gupt Ganga Temple, Chinta Valley, Ziarat Zain Shah Sahib, Khani Top, Vasukinag Temple, Machail Chandi Mata Temple, Umasi Pass, Chapra Peak and Delta Force War Memorial.

Kishtwar: Kishtwar is a wonderful location for trekking and is a chief base for all trekking trails in Kashmir. Mountains such as the Namtse at the height of 6000 m, Cathedral at 5370 m, Charcha at 6065 m, Lhalung, Eiger at 6001 m, and Sickle Moon at 6574 m are situated in proximity to the town. There are some beautiful valleys located in the area like Paddar, Marwah and Dacchan. The Bhandarkote cave here is also a very popular tourist destination.

Bhaderwah: Bhaderwah is a region that is also known as ‘chota kashmir’ or small Kashmir. This place is home to several temples like Vasuki Nag Temple, Subar Nag Temple, Sheetla Mata Temple, and Gupt Ganga Temple. The Thubu Nag Temple, Nagni Mata Temple, and Alalbani Templeare some of the other popular religious sites here. There are some places near Bhaderwah where eco-adventure activities are offered to tourists. There are beautiful meadows like Padri, Seoj, Jantron, and Rosaria.

Gupt Ganga Temple: This is one of the most historically significant temples in the district. It is believed that the Pandavas during their exile had lived here. There is even a formation on a rock here that resembles a footprint. It is believed that the footprint belongs to Bhima, one of the Pandavas.

Chinta Valley: the Chinta Valley is situated 6500 ft above sea level. There are thick coniferous forests. There are several tourist spots surrounding the valley. Thuba, the highest point that divides Bhaderwah and the Chinta valley, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva etc are located here. Tourists can indulge in horse riding through routes starting from Baggan to Thuba.Subarnag Peak and Subarnag Tempe are some other tourist attraction in proximity to Chinta Valley.

Seoj Meadow: the Seoj Meadow is known as the ‘diamond in the crown of Bhadarwah’. It is located to the south of Kailash Kund. The unique part of this meadow is that it is surrounded by snow clad peaks which make it an amazing destination. The Seoj Meadow is a place where pilgrims who undertake the Kailash Yatra pause for resting before continuing with their journey.

Jai Valley: the Jai Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Doda and is located at a distance of 35 km from Bhaderwah. This is a very beautiful place and the meadows add beauty to the place.

Hotels and accommodation in the region:

There are several hotels in and around Doda that cater to budgets of all kinds. Some of the hotels are Khan Plaza, PY Resorts, Hotel Singh Axis, Hotel Sham Palace, Hotel Devi Mahal, Holy Shrine Hotel, Hotel Shrine Palace and Hotel Asia Shripati.

Khan Plaza:

Khan Plaza is located at Doda. It is a good hotel with well appointed rooms. The staff are very courteous and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Khan Plaza is a great option for a stay if you're travelling to Doda on a budget. It offers attractive and budget friendly accommodation.

Hotel Devi Mahal: Hotel Devi Mahal is a good hotel with well appointed rooms. The staff are very courteous and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. It has good dining options too.

Holy Shrine Hotel: this hotel is located at Katra and is a favoured hotel for pilgrims of the Vaishno Devi Temple. It is a good hotel with well appointed rooms. The staff are very courteous and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

Hotel Asia Shripati:  This hotel is located at Katra and is a favoured hotel for pilgrims of the Vaishno Devi Temple. It is a good hotel with well appointed rooms and all modern facilities. The staff are very courteous and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

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    Tour to Doda Kashmir in May Sep 09, 2013 by Vema
    I have visited Kashmir and its beautiful spots with extraordinary marvelousness. I missed out some spots last time with lack of timeā€¦ Doda has different scenery, such as heavy jungles, thin air mountains and rich wild animals. This location is suitable for nature walking, backpacking, hiking and... More
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    Nice to visit Kishtwar in Doda Aug 13, 2013 by Mehul Khanna
    I had visited the place Doda in Jammu and Kashmir almost six months back with my family. It’s a wonderful place with many places of attraction. In Doda I had been to Kishtwar which is one of the famous tourist spots in Jammu and Kashmir. The place Kishtwar provides adventurous activities... More
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    Wonderful Doda tour experience Aug 04, 2013 by Bernice Easton
    I have a wish to visit the place Doda. I heard the place from my friend after her tour. So I decided to visit this place with my family members. Doda with snow clad tops, undulated mountain districts and virgin trekking trails is best suitable for daring trekking. There are numerous trekking... More
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Doda Tourist Places to Visit 8.3 out of 10 3 user reviews. Doda is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. It is situated at an altitude of 1107 mts above sea level. The district was formed after it was carved out ..