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Doodhpathri (Valley of Milk) is a tourist destination and hill station in Kashmir. It is located in Budgam district of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 2,730 metres (8,960 ft) from sea level, it is located at a distance of 42 km from Srinagar and 35 km from district headquarter Budgam. The river flowing through the meadows has a milky appearance from the distance and remains very cold throughout the year. The lush green grasses over the vast meadows and silver shining streams running over the large stones further increase its beauty. Doodhpathri is sloping grassy landscapes with a diversity of multicolored flowers. The famous Tosa Maidan lies in the west of Doodpathri. Doodhpathri has no permanent settlement and is inaccessible during winter due to heavy snowfall. Doodhpathri is easily accessible from Srinagar or Srinagar Airport (SXR),in under 2–3 hours from car or bus. Must do; Trekking: Visitors can trek to nearby meadows like Tangnar and Diskal for a beautiful panorama of the Himalayas. Pony Riding: Local ponies are available for visitors to trek to nearby places like Mujpathri etc.
Exploring the beautiful and eye-catching countryside on a horseback is a popular activity in Jammu & Kashmir. Horse riding is an ancient way of travelling around the gorgeous valleys and hilly places of Jammu & Kashmir. Today, a large number of tourists including the family vacationers and honeymoon couples utilize this opportunity to relish the unmatched natural beauty of the popular tourist attractions as well as some pretty lesser-known destinations as well. The Kashmir region is blessed with various gorgeous destinations like Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Yusmarg, Sonmarg, Kokernag where tourists can enjoy horse rides. In Jammu region, tourists who are visiting Patnitop, Sanasar and Kishtwar are the best tourist places for horse riding.
Surrounded by the Great Himalaya and Pir Panjal mountain range, the serene valley of Kashmir is a home to the people who are trailing in the mountains like a nomad. Being vested with colourful meadows, crisscrossed by streams and dotted with placid lakes, Kashmir enriches the concept of Indian tourism. Further, with its undulated and rocky terrain on the fringes of the lush green meadows, Kashmir is a feast for the eyes. Trekking in Kashmir is as exciting as it turns out to be challenging. Cutting through edges and passing through the rich verdure, en route the narrow rocky tracks, makes trekking tours in Kashmir tricky and dicey. But the journeys wind up framing some of the best lifetime moments scooping the trekkers' gossip.