Doodhpathri is situated at an altitude of 2730m above sea level in the south-west of Kashmir valley lies nature’s masterpiece. Lofty mountains, velvet-like green meadows, sky touching trees, crystal-clear water and life-giving air all make Doodhpathri an unmatched and unparalleled Tourist Destination.
The origin of the name Doodhpathri is not completely known. Some say that the milky water that flows in its rivers gives this place its name. “The water flows very fast. When it strikes against the stones, it forms a milky-white appearance; hence the name,” explains Bashir Mazhami, a teacher and a writer. Some say that high milk production gives it the name. “A flowing river resounds with soft wind passing through the pine trees of the enclosures of the valley. It is also called as a “valley of milk” because it produces rich milk in large quantity.”
Road to Doodpathri
Doodhpathri is a beautiful meadow with emerald grass that looks like a green carpet. A beautiful river dancing and reverberating with the wind flows in the middle of the meadow, lending it a splendid charm and vibrancy. The place looks very beautiful and pleasant. The green grass under the feet is really wonderful.
Doodhpathri is a combination of twin pastures namely Parhacemaidan and Doodhpathri. These two bowl-like pastures present a sight of an earthly paradise. Two rivers, Shaliganga and Sokhnag, flow on either sides of the pastures. These rivers flow in an irresistible fashion. They flow into the areas of Budgam and Beerwah respectively. There’re many incredible stories associated. It’s said that an age-old strife between two brothers led to the separation of a single water body into two rivers.
Distance from Srinagar: 42kms
Reach by: Taxi(recommended)
Best time to visit: April to October
Entry Fee: Rs.
Elevation: 2730 m