The valley of Kashmir is blessed with the gifts of nature in the form of mellow meadows, picturesque pine forests, enchanting treks, waterways and pleasant climate. Dodh Pather is yet another place that presents all the bounties of nature as were mentioned.
Dodh Pather falls in the Budgam district and at a distance of about 42 kms from Srinagar. The place has remained unexplored for a long time and came to the attention of the tourists and travelers recently. The place looks much like the bountiful meadows of Gulmarg and other destinations. The landscape is marked by a large expanse of lush green meadow with pine and conifer trees marking the boundaries.
Dodh Pather, as the name suggests (valley of milk), has very little population and the villages around are mostly occupied by shepherds. The meadows offer the best pastures for the cattle, which in turn keep the turf regular and smooth.
Besides the beautiful gardens of Dodh Pather, there are few other tourist attractions in the same district. There are two shrines, Khan Saheb and Shams-al-Faqir that are visited by a good number of locals.
Dodh Pather presents typical
countryside features and there are dozens of small villages that are located on the way. Landscape features match to those that have been described in the old English literature, especially the small hamlets and the countryside.
Dodh Pather, as was said earlier, has recently caught the attention of the travelers and therefore not much has been altered by man-made constructions and pseudo development. However, travelers may not find accommodation and eating joints at the place and it is recommended to carry food while visiting the place.
Transportation can also be an issue as public transport is limited. Private cabs from Srinagar are the most convenient means of transportation.