Bhaderwah, Distt. Doda Jammu and Kashmir
Bhaderwah the unexplored Paradise on Earth.
Bhaderwah or Bhaderkashi
Bhaderwah is happy region and nothing like it exist for those live among mountains in heaven and earth” This gist about Bhaderwah in one of the Shaloka in ‘Vasuki Puran’.
Perched securely among the mountains at an average height of about 5000ft above sea level the valley of Bhaderwah is approximately 6km length and 4Km breadth .
Bhaderwah is situated north east of Jammu at a distance of about 200Km . It is bounded by Chamba State of Himachal Pradesh in SouthEast. In the north and west of Bhaderwah the Districts of Kisthwar and Doda are placed respectively .
The valley of Bhaderwah derived its name from the godess Bhaderkali to Bhaderkashi which with passage of time depraved to Bhaderwah.
Ancient history of the Valley is based on legends, Local annals and religious structures.
As per legend Naga cult was the dominant creed of the people and Basak Nag (Vasuki Nag) was the first King of The Bhaderwah.
The Catchment area of Bhaderwah includes present Tehsils of Bhalessa,Thathri area of Barsue, Kellar and Trown. It is criss-
This valley provides varied venues for tourists . pilgrims and adventure.
The two scared place of Kailash Kund an Son Bain (Golden Tank are at a height of 1000ft and 8000 ft above the sea Level at a distance of 13Km and 8Km to the South and South East respectively. Both the places are religiously connected with the ancient history.
Besides there are other scenic spots like,Swej Dhar,Khani Top,Jai,Fuklandhar and Subardhar and so many others in Bhalassa , Thatri and Kelar area.
The narrow Passage to the western side gives an outer link from Bhaderwah, but recently road links with Himachal Pradesh Chamba to the eastern side and Basoli Pathankote southern side are in progress .For tourists it is indeed a peaceful and resting Place.
BHADERKASHI : Bhaderwah the unexplored Paradise on Earth.
The Gupt Ganga Shiv Temple is atleast 1 km from Bhaderwah town and is situated on the Bank of River Neeru . The temple has been built by Bhima . It is belived that during exile Pandavs stayed in this ancient town Bhaderkashi and started there Agayatvaas from this place by escaping through a Cave which is inside the Temple.
At Kailash people take holy dip and chants Bhajans whole the night. The annual Kailash yatra takes place in the month of August.
Jai serene beauty makes it the ideal holiday retreat . The Land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes, provides ample opportunities to nature Lovers.
One can enjoy the superb panorama of the lofty mountains from the village,beautifull town of Bhaderwah looks amazing in night from here.
The medow is know as crown of Bhadarwah valley .The medow of Seoj is flanked by gushing river on its west which emanates from hills surrounding kailash Kund
The valley is surrounded by thick deodar forests, situated at the higt of 6,500 ft from sea level .
A small picturesque valley perched securely amidst the surrounding hills to north east 18 kms is called Chinta.
(It is belived that goddess Bhaderkali inhibited the vally first
if we scan the pages of ancient history we know that Bhadravakasa was the
original name of present Bhadarwah. The aborigines of this hill territory has their
lineage from Nagas of Northern India, and thus Naga cult is the dominant creed of Bhadarwah.
Glimpse of Bhaderwah Valley