16 Aug

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Bhaderwah is a town and a notified area committee in Doda district in the state of Jammu & KashmirIndia.[1] Bhaderwah valley is predominantly a mountainous town situated 80 km from Batote

Bhadarwah is located at 32.98°N 75.72°E. It has an average elevation of 1,613 metres (5,295 feet). Bhadarwah is located on the foothills of middle Himalayas.The town is endowed with breath-taking natural beauty which is why it is popularly called “mini Kashmir”.Apart from having picture perfect scenic beauty due to beautiful forests, there are many small streams flowing through various parts of the town.The Halyan river flows through the main market of the town.

Tourism Potential

Bhadarwah always had a great potential of a popular tourist destination but due to lack of infrastructure it could not convert potential into reality.But after the efforts of Mr Gulam Nabi Azad, Bhadarwah is being developed into a model tourist destination. Bhadarwah Development Authority set up by Govt of J & K is acting as a nodal agency to bring Bhadarwah into the tourist map of the country. Apart from the natural scenic beauty, Bhadarwah also has numerous historical and religious places. The Bhadarwah Fort which was used as a Distt. jail is being revamped and developed.


As of 2001 India census, Bhaderwah had a population of 22,942. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Bhaderwah has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national


Bhaderwah has long been known for the large number of people who have done very well in academics, something that is attributed to the setting up of a degree college in the mid-fifties. Education has received another massive boost with the University of Jammu setting up its Bhaderwah Campus which was constructed at the nearby Sungli village which was inaugurated by thePresident of India Pratibha Patil. Earlier the Campus operated from rented premises at the Pasri Bazaar. Among the programmes offered are M.B.A., M.C.A., and a Masters programme in English.



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