Known as the ‘land of snakes’, Bhadarwah is about 200 km from Jammu. It takes only about 4 to 5 hours since the new highway is a blessing. The road to Bhadarwah is splendid and if the views are anything to go by, the town itself is spectacular. Fondly known as mini Kashmir, it is located on the foothills of the middle Himalayas.Quiet and peaceful with its singing rivulets, cascading hills, lush meadows, this beautiful town is a must-visit for everyone who is looking to get away to a ‘really’ quiet place and I mean really, really quiet.The Halyan River flows through this small town and there are quite a few places to see including the Bhaderwah fort which is surprisingly in great shape and the umpteen villages, valleys and temples located about 20 km from the city. There are quite a few resorts and hotels here, but you must book in advance to avoid any last minute confusion!