Tuesday, July 4, 2023
For the tourists rushing to this charming valley in Doda district, the plentiful growth of wildflowers, which is also recognized as foxglove, has become a major attraction to beat the plain heat in India. The high-altitude inclines and immense grasslands of Bhaderwah are painted in white and purple colours once again with Digitalis Purpurea, bell-shaped flower in full bloom, drawing local and foreign tourists’ attention who is visiting the valley for the first time.
The foxglove flower is a native of temperate Europe. It is a fragile and aromatic flower that is bell-shaped and looks like pink and white wind chimes. To the visitors, it presents a uncommon view. Situated in the snow-covered Kailash and Ashapati glaciers, Bhaderwah is seeing a huge tourist rush.
Akriti Mittal from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh said that this is beyond her anticipation. To enjoy the pleasant weather, they have come here, with revitalizing waterbodies and the huge pastures bordered with thick
coniferous woods, however the loveliness of this flower spread all over the place has taken them to the world of fairytale, said Bhaderwah.
Tribal nomads, who usually live in meadows that are located at high-altitude together with their livestock animals in summers, are happy as they are earning in the middle of tourists inflow. Additional Deputy
Commissioner of Bhaderwah, Mr. Dilmir Choudhary, said that in the month of June, more than 1.12 lakh tourists flocked to Jaie Ghati.