Bhaderwah-The new tourist destination
BHADERWAH, JULY 18: Around 26000 tourists have visited Bhaderwah hill resort, to escape from the scorching heat, so far this summer.
Official sources revealed that this mountainous Tehsil of Doda district was attracting huge rush of both local and domestic tourists and almost all the guest houses and hotels were witnessing full occupancy.
“The tourist rush continues even as there was some respite from the scorching heat in the plains of the state”, Assistant Tourist Officer Bhaderwah Mudasir Kichloo told Greater Kashmir adding, “We are expecting to cross the 50,000 marks this year and all men and machinery of the tourism department was on toes to make the best use of the tourist season”.
He said that beside families from Jammu and Udhampur, Vaishno Devi and Amarnath pilgrims were also arriving here to enjoy the cool weather amid lush green mountains.
Bhadarwah is located at an average elevation of 1,613 metres (5,295 feet). It is located on the foothills of middle Himalayas. The town is endowed with breath-taking natural beauty which is why it is popularly called "mini Kashmir".
Apart from having picture perfect scenic beauty due to beautiful forests, there are many small streams flowing through various parts of the town. The Neeru river flows through the main town adding to the beauty of the resort.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
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