Popularly known as Chhota Kashmir, Bhaderwah is a bowl-shaped valley that abuts Himachal Pradesh. The valley is an area of immense beauty, with deodar forests and meadows carpeted in flowers in summer. It encompasses Kailash Peak, said to be the abode of Vasuki Nag Devta. There’s plenty to see and do from here — the Suber Nag, Vasuki Nag and Gupt Ganga temples, Bhaderwah Fort, horse riding to the high-altitude meadows at Seoj, camping at Guldanda or by the Hanga River, treks in Padri or to Sonbain Glacier. Other scenic spots include Chinta and Jai valleys, with their thick coniferous forests, and the deodar-clad Khellani Plateau.

Give in to the beauty of Bhaderwah with our video.