Doodhpathri is situated at an altitude of 2730m above sea level in the south-west of Kashmir valley. Lofty mountains, sky touching trees, velvet-like green meadows, crystal-clear water and life-giving air all make Doodhpathri an unmatched and unparalleled Tourist Destination. Doodhpathri means milky water that flows in its rivers.
The water flows very fast. When it strikes against the stones, it forms a milky-white appearance; hence the name- Doodhpathri. A flowing river resounds with soft wind passing through the pine trees of the enclosures of the valley. It is also called as a "valley of milk" because it produces rich milk in large quantity.