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Excursions

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Akhnoor (32 km)
Situated on the banks of the mighty Chenab River, the picturesque and historic town of Akhnoor is associated with the legendary romance of Soni-Mahiwal. Hence romance is most definitely in the air in Akhnoor. Ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization along the riverbank are a real draw.

Shahdra Sharief (177 km)

One of the most sacred destinations of Muslim pilgrimage, the shrine of the great Muslim saint, Pir Baba Ghulam Shah, is visited by a large number of devotees. Built in the 19th century on a beautiful hillock in Thanna Mandi area, 29 km from Rajouri town, it has great historical significance in the context of the origin of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Thanna Mandi was the chosen stopover for the Mughals when they journeyed from Delhi to Kashmir and back. It was renowned for its woodcraft and chikri work, particularly the double-edged combs. Regular bus services are available from Rajouri and Jammu.

Jhajjar Kotti (35 km)
Breathtakingly beautiful the idyllic tourist destination of Jhajjar Kotti in the state of Jammu and Kashmir offers an exhilarating experience. It is a famous picnic spot located on the banks of the Jhajjar rivulet.

Purmandal- Uttar Behani (40 km)

The place is famous for its imposing rock temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and for the paintings on the walls of old buildings.

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Surinsar Lake (42 km)
Emphatically not to be missed while you're in Jammu is a visit to the Surinsar Lake. Set in the midst of a dramatic landscape, this heart shaped bewitching lake, situated amid picturesque low hills, will surely captivate you.

Babor (58 km)
The spot is a famous archaeological site, known for its temples.
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Vaishnodevi (61 km)
Nestled in the lap of the mighty Trikuta Mountains, the cave shrine of Trikuta Bhagvati, popularly known as Vaishnodevi, one of the most visited pilgrimage centres in India – and indeed the world. Located at an altitude of 5,200 feet above sea level, the shrine attracts devotees from different parts of the country and the world.
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Kirimchi Temple (64 km)
Located in a beautiful landscape, the magnificent Kirimchi Temple complex is one of the sacred sites for the Hindus. Known for its exceptional architectural and natural beauty, the group consists of five temples locally known as Pandva temples. They were built during eight-ninth century A.D.

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Baba Dhansar (65 km)
Surrounded by natural Scenery this is a sacred place that is 10 km from Katra. Shivaratri is the major festival which attracts a large number of visitors.

Jassota Sanctuary (65 km)
Occupying a small area of 3.75 sq. miles the sanctuary supports a large population of Chital, barking deer, wild boar and rhesus macaque.

Dera Baba Banda (75 km)
A famous pilgrimage destination for the Sikhs the place, located 30 km from Katra, is an attractive spot, with a Gurudwara & Samadhi dedicated to Baba Banda Bairagi- the favourite saint soldier of Guru Gobind Singh.
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Mansar Lake (80 km)
A visit to this beautiful and picturesque lake ringed by forest covered hills is a fairytale panoramic tour. The ruins of a small old palace decorated with colourful frescoes on its banks are an added attraction.
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Holy Cave of Shiva Khori (90 km)
Located in an incredible landscape, Shiva Khori is a site of immense significance for pilgrims. 75 Km from Katra, the place can be reached after a 3 km. trek from Ransu. Shaped like Lord Shiva's Damroo, the holy cave is nearly a kilometre long and houses a 4 ft high, naturally formed ‘Shivling’. A major fair on the eve of Shivaratri is organised every year with much pomp and ceremony and large crowd gather here to pay their homage.

Salal Dam & Lake (95 km)
The largest hydro electric project in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the dam is visited for its beautiful artificial lake that captivates tourists.

Ramnagar (102 km)
Steeped in history, the place is one of Jammu’s greatest treasures. It is home to an impressive fort housing palace, built by Raja Suchet Singh, as well as Samadhi of Maharani who committed sati after the death of the king.

Kud (106 km)
Located at an altitude of 1770 metres on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, the place captivates picnickers and offers a wide range of trekking options.
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Patnitop (108 km)
A popular excursion from Jammu, Patnitop has been a huge draw card for travellers from far and wide for its natural beauty and tranquility. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests the place is perched atop a hill. The beauty of Patnitop means that a trip here should definitely be included in your Jammu’s itinerary.

Reasi (79 km)
Once the seat of the erstwhile Bhimgarh State, the town is located on the Chenab River.

Gauri Kund (115 km)

Named after Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva, this spring is the place where she used bathe before commencing her daily prayers at Sudh Mahadev.

Billawar (120 km)
A place of religious significance, it is famous for its Mahabilkeshwar Shiva temple.
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Sudh Mahadev (120 km)
Situated at an altitude of 1225 metres near Patnitop, this sacred place is visited by pilgrims on the full moon night of "Saawan" (July-August) to worship the "Trishul" (trident) and a mace which according to tradition is said to belong to Lord Shiva.
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Mantalai (124 km)
Surrounded by lush Deodar forests, Mantalai is a few Kilometers away from Sudh Mahadev. Located at a height of over 2000 mts, it is famous for being the place where Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati.

Basohli (125 km)
Basohli attracts visitors who come to this town in Jammu and Kashmir for a brush with history and art. The Place gave birth to the famous art of the Pahari miniatures known as Basohli Paintings.

Batote (125 km)
The stuff of poetry and painting, Batote is situated at an altitude of 1560 metres. The bracing climate, enchanting pine forests and good spring water make Batote a famous health resort.
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Sanasar (129 km)
A lush green cup-shaped meadow surrounded on all sides by the thick bands of lofty conifers on the mountain slopes, the place is ideal for adventurous spirits who can indulge in paragliding.

Sukrala Devi Temple (132 km)
Picturesquely perched on a hillock, the shrine of Sukrala Devi is located at a height of 3500 ft amidst serene surroundings.


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