Doda is a small notified area committee in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The town lies at an average elevation of about 1,107 metres and has been named after Deeda, who was a migrant and a utensil maker from the city of Multan, which is presently in Pakistan. The entire district of Doda was carved out from the erstwhile district of Udhampur in 1948.
Doda has a varied landscape, including dense forests, high altitude peaks and rich wildlife. This destination is suitable for nature walks, mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. The major attractions in Doda include Chinta, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar Valley. Kishtwar Valley, situated at a height of 5,360 feet, is inhabited by different animal species like leopard, snow deer, neel gai and musk deer.
Doda is also a popular religious site, which is home to the Chandi Mata Temple and Athra Buja Devi Temple. Khani Top, Patnitop, Machail, Sanasar and Sarthal are some of the well-known tourist spots that can be easily accessed from Doda.
Srinagar Airport is situated at around 200 km from the destination. This airport is mainly connected through connecting flights from Delhi. Taxis are available from the airport for reaching the town of Doda. Srinagar Railway Station is the closest rail link from Doda and is a major railway line in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Luxury buses can also be availed from nearby cities like Srinagar and Jammu to travel to Doda. The entire region of Doda has a cool and pleasant climate round the year. Doda is best visited between the months of March and November, when the weather is suitable for sightseeing.