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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Doda
Famous for/as: Trekking
Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri
Best Season: Mar - Oct
Weather: Summer 8 to 14°C, Winter -4 to 10°C
Altitude: 1107 m
Pincode: 182202
STD code: 01996
Doda, believed to be named after a migrant from Multan and a utensil maker Deeda, is a scenic town in the district of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir in India. The district Doda was established in 1948 carved out of the erstwhile Udhampur district in J&K.

Nestled amidst lusting green mountains and snowy streams, Doda has a respectable place in the tourism map of Jammu and Kashmir. High altitude peaks and woody dense forests make the region suitable for challenging wild life explorations. Trekking, natural walks, mountaineering and rock climbing are all breathtaking activities attracting adventurous travelers.

Doda region is rich in wild life. There are many attractive places in and around Doda town. Some of them are Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Chinta valley.

Kishtwar located at a height of 5,360 ft is rich with flora and fauna. Muskdeer, leopard, snow deer and Neel gai are seen in the mountainous regions. Athra Buja Devi temple, Chandi matha temple, Farid-ud-Din sahib and Zain-Shah-Sahib are important religious places in this region.

Bhaderwah, known popularly as Chota-Kashmir, is credited with breathtaking picturesque spots and bewitching natural beauty enthralling the nature lovers. This region offers the tourists distinct experiences of imposing landscapes, amazing colorful fairs and pleasant cool ambiance all through the year.

Chinta Valley set on the backdrop of amazing thick coniferous forest is an eye feasting valley on top of a mountain range of height 6,500 ft. Exquisite views of Chinta river flows through the valley are breathtaking.

Khani top, Machail, Sanasar, Seoj Meadow, Patnitop and Sarthal are other scenic spots located in and around Doda. You can reach Doda conveniently by booking Srinagar packages.
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Doda - Denizen Of The Daredevils

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 26, 2010
The beautiful climate of Doda, along with the hilly terrain will give you the maximum thrill and adventure than you can ever imagine! This place is famous for trekking.

Travel within city

Doda is a small snow capped town that is situated in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. There are a few local transport options such as taxis, buses and bicycles. Walking around the place is also a good option.


There are few taxi operators that are available in the place. These are a good option for getting around the town.

Some of them are,

Bawa Travels, Phone No-0949183211
Luxury Cab Services, Phone No-9815610617


Some places may have bicycles for hire and these are a fun option. Bicycles can be rented on an hourly basis and they cost around Rs 20 per hour.


Local buses connect the important parts of the town. They are cheap and can be hailed from the bus stops. Tickets usually cost between Rs 10 to Rs 20. Buses are frequent and are a good option for short distances.

On Foot

As the town is small, most of the places can be reached on foot. This is a good way to get around, especially near the city center.
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