Bhaderwah Development Authority
The J&K government has set up the Bhadarwah Development Authority (BDA) under the Prime Ministers Reconstruction Plan; to build tourism infrastructure and to oversee the holistic development of the rea to make Bhadarwah an ultimate tourist destination. The Authority has been setup in 2006 and has started raising tourist infrastructure such as Parks, Tourist Reception Centres, Resorts, Heritage restoration etc. Some of the the nice infrastructure has come up and rest is being raised. The true endeavour of the Government in the shape of road infrastructure is at its apex with the widening of Batote-Kishtwar Highway, Doda-Bhaderwah Model Road, Bhadarwah - Bani - Basohli Road, Bhadarwah-Chamba National Highway and Thathri-Bhalessa model Roads are exemplified. The internal roads linking the heritage villages, scenic spots, tourist villages, pilgrimmage centres, heritage centres, forest resorts and adventure resorts are being developed. Bhadarwah is blessed with the pristine natural beauty which needs to be placed and publicised before the World to explore. Steps in this direction are also being taken to document the historical perspective, culture and heritage and natural glory of the destination in the shape of booklets, brochures, leaflets, calenders and websites. Some of the intellectuals of the area are being roped in to document the culture and history of Bhadarwah in its right earnest through research, analysis and screening efforts. The USPs of the area are historical Mela Patt, Kailash Yatra, Machail Yatra, Mani-Mahesh Yatra, Roshera Devi Yatra, Subaar Dhar Mela and Nagini Mata Mela which are also getting flip by way of publicity through print and electronic media. Bhadarwah is destined to get triangular access from Lakhanpur via Basohli-Bani-Bhadarwah Road , Jammu Doda Bhadarwah Road and Chamba Bhadarwah Road and poised to become a famous weekend all weather tourist destination.