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Overview of Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah is a beautiful town in the district of Doda in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at the base of the mighty Himalayan Mountain range, the scenic beauty of this place has given it the nickname, “Mini Kashmir”. The snow-clad peaks, beautiful placid streams that flow into the rivers, icy glaciers, dense forests and the serene ambience of the place, make it one of the top tourist destinations in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
History of Bhaderwah
In the olden days, Bhaderwah was known as the “Land of Snakes”. In those days, Hettary Nagar was the name of Bhaderwah and there were two important towns here namely Udho Nagar and Donga Nagar. Both these Nagars were impacted hugely by the floods during previous years. Even today, the boulders or the huge rocks that are found in this area are strong evidences of the damages suffered by Bhaderwah in the ancient era.
Bhaderwah is located in the Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir at a height of 1613m or 5292 feet above sea level. It is located at 32.98 degrees towards the North and 75.72 degrees towards the East.
How to reach and local transport
Air – Jammu Airport, at a distance of 8km, is the nearest to Bhaderwah.
Rail – Jammu Tawi railway station, at a distance of 205km, is the closest to Bhaderwah.
Road – Bhaderwah is well connected by buses with all the important cities in Jammu & Kashmir that are operated by Jammu & Kashmir Road Transport Corporation. Taxis and sumo cars are available from Jammu and Srinagar on a frequent basis to Bhaderwah, daily.
Local transport – Jeeps and Sumo cars that are available on hire are the local modes of transport available for commuting within Bhaderwah.
Tourist Attractions and Things to do
Jai Valley (which is one of the Eco Health resorts), Telli Garh (scenic spot), Bhaderwah Fort, lush green meadows, dense forests and snow-clad peaks of Himalayas are some of the tourist attractions near Bhaderwah. Trekking, nature-camps, forest camps and sightseeing are some of the activities that tourists can indulge in, when they come to Bhaderwah.
Places to eat and local cuisine
There are many roadside restaurants and coffee shops in Bhaderwah. No exclusive restaurants are there except for the ones available in hotels that provide accommodation facilities. Roti and Dhal are the simple yet staple dishes of this place.
Places to stay
There are quite a few budget accommodation options in Bhaderwah like Bhagwan Guest House, Fiza Guest House, Hotel Surya and Asha Pati View Hotel.
STD, PIN code and Emergency Contact Numbers
The STD and PIN codes of Bhaderwah are 01992 and 182222 respectively. The usual helpline numbers of 100, 101 and 102 for Police, Fire and Ambulance Services respectively can be dialled during any time from Bhaderwah as well because these numbers are available 24/7.
Banks, Hospitals and Tourist Office
Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited
Doda district, Bhaderwah Town, Ph: 01997 244247.
Chopra Nursing Home
Gole Market, Udhampur, Jammu – 182101, Ph: 01992 272186
Swati Nursing Home
Udhampur, Jammu – 182101, Ph: 01992 270592
Tourist Reception Centre
Vir Marg, Jammu Tawi, Ph: 091 2579554