The word Bhaderwah is derived from the Hindu Goddess Bhadrakali and the place was formerly known as Bhaderkashi. Later, the name of this place was modified to Bhadarwah, which is now common and official name of this place.Bhaderwah is a valley bewitching natural beauty and panoramic vistas’. Bhaderwah offers to tourist a variety of beautiful landscapes, colourful local fairs, joyous festival mood and unique mosaic of culture. Central to beauty of this saucer valley are the deodar and kail forests and River Neeru. Its distinctive moods change with the seasons. In winters the valley is carpeted with snow and in summer and springs it is ablaze with colours of the flowers that blossom all over the place. A full majestic view of the sylvan Bhaderwah valley with snow – capped background makes visitors fall in love with Bhaderwah.
Bhaderwah is also a land of fairs and festivals like Mela Pat, Subar Dhar Mela, Kud dance, Pahari folk songs and music. It also has heritage sites like the Fort, hundered years old mosque and an ancient Vasuki Nag Temple.
The Snow bed Sonbain on the Ashapati Mountain looming over Bhaderwah valley is at a distance of one and a half Kms from the main Chamba road. It takes about an hour to trek upto Sonbain, which remains full of snow even in summer.
Adventure sports like Paragliding,Mountaineering,Snow skiing,River Rafting,Angling.Day trekking.Nearby trails to short expedition to Kailash peak,ashapati peak are also available.