A natural spring, Gaurikund is known for its sacred waters that attract a number of tourists and devotees. It is believed to be the place where Goddess Parvati would come and bathe every day before making her way to the nearby Sudh Mahadev Temple to pray. It is also said that taking a bath in the sacred water of the kund (pond) keeps one from falling prey to bad fortune. Tourists can see the top of Mt Kailash or Kailash Parvat from here. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati has been constructed here, and is frequented by devotees all year round. An annual fair is held in June, during which Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped in the forms of Shankar and Uma. Pilgrims bathe in the Dewaki river after offering their prayers. Gaurikund lies about 100 km from Jammu. Another attractive site to visit near Gaurikund is Patnitop, which is known for its beautiful landscapes and thrilling adventure activities. Some of these activities include parasailing, paragliding and hot air ballooning.

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