Kathua"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Bani - Bani Block is located at a height of around 4200 ft. It is a small glaciated valley with several waterfalls, thick forest patches, streams and meadows. It serves as a base camp for trekking to Bhaderwah, Chandel and the surrounding mountain peaks.

     

    Duggan - This valley has various freshwater streams flowing on both sides. One of the prime attractions of this valley is the Nag temple where an annual yatra to Kailash Kund is organised.Duggan is a valley at an altitude of around 7000 ft and is dotted with thick plantations of chir, deodar and various other shrubs.

     

    Hiranagar - Raja Hari Singh renovated the Jasmergarh Fort which previously comprised important government offices. These offices were later shifted to Hiranagar town from the fort in 1947. Hiranagar town is the administrative headquarters of Hiranagar tehsil of the Kathua District. This town was founded by Raja Hari Singh and was named after him after being honoured with the Jagir of Jasrota by Raja Ranjit Singh.

     

    Billawar - Billawar, popularly known as Balaur, is a tehsil in the Kathua District. This tehsil was founded by Raja Bhopat Pal between 1598 and 1614. Since its establishment, the tehsil was under the control of the Basohli Rajas.

     

    Machhedi - Machhedi is a valley in the Kathua District that experiences temperate climate all round the year.

     

    Basohli - This place is popular among travellers for ancient stone carved images and miniature paintings. Basohli is a small town located at an altitude of 1876 ft above the main sea level. It was founded by Raja Bhopat Pal in 1635, on the banks of the Ravi River.

     

    Bhaddu - It comprises around 36 villages that were ruled by the descendants of the Bhadwal Rajputs.Bhaddu is situated on the banks of Bhinni Naalah, tributary of the Ujh River. This place served as the seat of imperial power during ancient times.

     

    Sarthal - Sarthal is a meadow, at a height of around 7000 ft, in the Kathua District. This meadow remains covered with snow for over six months annually. The site is counted amongst the virgin tourist spots of the Jammu region.

     

    The Dream - This park is situated along the Kathua Canal and is well-connected with a 1.5 km long black-topped road, which takes off from the Canal Bridge. The local tourism department also arranges river rafting and boating facilities. The Dream recreation park in the Kathua District was inaugurated by K.V. Krishna Rao, the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, on 14th July 1994.

     

    Ranjit Sagar Dam - The Ranjit Sagar Dam was constructed on the western banks of River Ravi. This project is operated in collaboration with the governments of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

     

    Jasrota - The castle of the Jasrotias was raised to safeguard the kingdom from the attacks of Sikhs and other external threats. There is an ancient shrine in Jasrota on a hillock in the outskirts of old Jasrota village. This temple has a stone idol of Goddess Maha Kali.Jasrota was originally founded in 1019 by Raja Jas Dev of Jammu, who later on passed this region to his uncle Raja Karan Dev. The region also served as the seat of an imperial power which was later made a district in 1846, when Gulab Singh became the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. The rulers of Jasrota were Jamwals, popularly called as the Jasrotias.

     

    Dhar Mahanpur - Dhar Mahanpur is an emerging tourist spot in the middle of the Great Himalayas. This site is popular for various fairs that help in promoting tourism in the region.

     

    Asha Purani Mandir - It is commonly believed that this temple is situated on a place where the ashes or veins of Goddess Durga fell and hence, the temple is known as the Asha Purani temple. Asha Purani Mandir, also known as the Prachin Mandir, is situated in the main bazaar of Kathua City. This temple was constructed by Bhagat Chajju Ram in 1949 and has a 10 ft high idol of Goddess Durga on its roof.

     

    Dhoula Wali Mata - The people of the region believe that once a shepherd dreamt of Goddess Dhoula Wali Mata and came to Mandhi Dhar where he saw the goddess in the form of a little girl. After this incident, the shepherd built a temple for Goddess Dhoula Wali Mata at this site.Dhoula Wali Mata, a religious centre in the Kathua District, is located at a height of around 6,000 ft above sea level. This shrine is situated about 10 km away from the Jodia Di Mata temple and can be easily reached from the trekking base camps at Katli, Bhoond, Banhore and Mahanpur. It is famous for the Navratra festivals celebrated in the months of April and October.

     

    Sewa Hydel Project - The Sewa Hydel Project was constructed on the Sewa River, a tributary of River Ravi. This project is located between Ghatti and Maska villages in Basohli tehsil. The second phase of this project was launched by Surjit Singh Slathia, the Minister for Power, in Basohli tehsil of Kathua District.

     

    Jodia Di Mata - Jodia Di Mata is a temple located around 4 km away from Banjal. This shrine is visited by large number of devotees, especially during Navratras.

     

    Mata Bala Sundri - After this incident, he saw the Goddess in his dream, who commanded him to install the stone under a banyan tree. Since then, this stone is considered as the reincarnation of the holy Goddess. The stone was later shifted to the main temple. An annual fair is organised at the temple during Navratras. Mata Bala Sundri, also known as Bala Ji Sundri, is an ancient shrine located on the outskirts of the Parole village. According to legend, a Brahmin was cutting grass and his sickle hit a stone that started oozing blood.

     

    Gurdwara Singh Sabha - Gurdwara Singh Sabha is located at the main chowk of Kathua city, around 2 km away from the city bus stand. It is also called the Gurdwara Chowk, where there is an office of the Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and a Sikh Missionary College. The Gurdwara celebrates Gurpurab and Prakash Utsav, followed by a car festival and Nagar Kirtan.

     

    Mankote - This town was established by Raja Manak Dev, a descendant of Raja Narsingh of Jammu. It was later on renamed by Raja Suchet Singh as Ramkote. Mankote, also known as Ramkote, is a town located on a hillock in Billawar tehsil. The town is situated on the banks of the Basanter Stream, on the Dhar-Udhampur Road.

     

    Panyalag - Panyalag is a small town, which is popular for its beautiful waterfalls, thick forest, streams and green meadows.

     

    Mata Sundrikote - The shrine can be reached by 107 steps. It is believed that the idol of Goddess Sundrikote enshrined in the temple was discovered in the nearby region. Mata Sundrikote is an ancient shrine located amidst the Shivalik hills in the Kathua District. This temple is located at a height of around 1000 m, on the old Kathua-Billawar mule track.

     

    Sukrala Mata Temple - It is believed that the Goddess manifested herself in a stone slab in a seated posture on a brass lion with a silver mounted head. This temple is enshrined with the idol of Mahishasura Mardini, standing on the body of Mahishasur, a demon king. Sukrala Mata temple is an old shrine in the Kathua District, dedicated to Sukrala Devi. It is believed that this shrine is the holy abode of Goddess Mal Devi, the reincarnation of Goddess Sharda Devi.

     

    Airwan Temple - The local people consider this place as sacred as Haridwar and immerse ashes of the dead in Gupt Ganga. The temple authorities organise annual fairs during Mahashivratri and Baisakhi. The Airwan temple is a 4th century Shiva temple in the Airwan village. This ancient shrine is believed to have been built by King Vikramditya, a legendary emperor of Ujjain. The temple has numerous water tanks, where pilgrims take a bath before worshipping.

     

    Ujh Barrage - The Ujh Barrage is located about 20 km away from Kathua. The bird sanctuary at this site is situated on the banks of the Ujh River. The Ujh Barrage was commissioned in the region in 1980-1981 for providing better irrigation facilities to farmers.

     

    Mahabilva Keshwar Temple - The 60 ft high main temple sanctum is mounted on a square platform. It enshrines images of different gods, such as Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, five-headed idol of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Bhairava. It is believed that the Pandavas visited Billawar during their exile.The Mahabilva Keshwar temple, also known as the Hari Hara temple, is a famous Shiva temple of the Kathua District. This temple is known as Mahabilva Keshwar as it is situated amidst several Bilva trees. It is believed that Lord Shiva is pleased when Bilva leaves, also called Bil-patri in the local language, are offered to him.

     

    Peer Chattershah - Peer Chattershah, popularly known as Nagri Parole, is located in the Parole village. There is a holy spring near this shrine which is believed to possess medicinal properties that can cure skin diseases.

     

    Narsingh Ji Temple - There is a Maha Mandleshwar Gaddi in this temple, which is known as Sh. Amarnath Jammu & Kashmir Nagar Khalsa. An idol of Mata Annapurna in her unified form can be viewed during fairs organised on occasions like Janamasthmi, Ratha Khara and Makar Sankranti.There is a Maha Mandleshwar Gaddi in this temple, which is known as Sh. Amarnath Jammu & Kashmir Nagar Khalsa. An idol of Mata Annapurna in her unified form can be viewed during fairs organised on occasions like Janamasthmi, Ratha Khara and Makar Sankranti.

     

    Sapt Sarober Mandir - The shrine derives its name from the word Saptarishi, meaning ‘seven sages’. There is a pathshala in this temple, which offers accommodation. The Sapt Sarober Mandir, located in Krishna Nagar, was constructed by Bhagat Chajju Ram in 1969. It is believed that Choudhary Hari Singh and Choudhary Devidutta donated the land and other resources for the construction of this shrine.

     

    Shree Anand Ashram - Shree Anand Ashram, located in Hiranagar, is considered as an ideal place for meditation and rejuvenation. This centre was founded by Swamy Dr. Omanand Maharaj.

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  • Hotels of Kathua

    Rattan Palace, Kathua

    National Highway

    Rattan Palace, Kathua offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Tangri Palace, Kathua

    Near Radio Station

    Tangri Palace, Kathua offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,300.00 Avg/night

    Shakti Palace, Kathua

    Patel Nagar Collage Road

    Shakti Palace, Kathua offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,600.00 Avg/night

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  • Weather

     

    Bani - Bani Block is located at a height of around 4200 ft. It is a small glaciated valley with several waterfalls, thick forest patches, streams and meadows. It serves as a base camp for trekking to Bhaderwah, Chandel and the surrounding mountain peaks.

     

    Duggan - This valley has various freshwater streams flowing on both sides. One of the prime attractions of this valley is the Nag temple where an annual yatra to Kailash Kund is organised.Duggan is a valley at an altitude of around 7000 ft and is dotted with thick plantations of chir, deodar and various other shrubs.

     

    Hiranagar - Raja Hari Singh renovated the Jasmergarh Fort which previously comprised important government offices. These offices were later shifted to Hiranagar town from the fort in 1947. Hiranagar town is the administrative headquarters of Hiranagar tehsil of the Kathua District. This town was founded by Raja Hari Singh and was named after him after being honoured with the Jagir of Jasrota by Raja Ranjit Singh.

     

    Billawar - Billawar, popularly known as Balaur, is a tehsil in the Kathua District. This tehsil was founded by Raja Bhopat Pal between 1598 and 1614. Since its establishment, the tehsil was under the control of the Basohli Rajas.

     

    Machhedi - Machhedi is a valley in the Kathua District that experiences temperate climate all round the year.

     

    Basohli - This place is popular among travellers for ancient stone carved images and miniature paintings. Basohli is a small town located at an altitude of 1876 ft above the main sea level. It was founded by Raja Bhopat Pal in 1635, on the banks of the Ravi River.

     

    Bhaddu - It comprises around 36 villages that were ruled by the descendants of the Bhadwal Rajputs.Bhaddu is situated on the banks of Bhinni Naalah, tributary of the Ujh River. This place served as the seat of imperial power during ancient times.

     

    Sarthal - Sarthal is a meadow, at a height of around 7000 ft, in the Kathua District. This meadow remains covered with snow for over six months annually. The site is counted amongst the virgin tourist spots of the Jammu region.

     

    The Dream - This park is situated along the Kathua Canal and is well-connected with a 1.5 km long black-topped road, which takes off from the Canal Bridge. The local tourism department also arranges river rafting and boating facilities. The Dream recreation park in the Kathua District was inaugurated by K.V. Krishna Rao, the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, on 14th July 1994.

     

    Ranjit Sagar Dam - The Ranjit Sagar Dam was constructed on the western banks of River Ravi. This project is operated in collaboration with the governments of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

     

    Jasrota - The castle of the Jasrotias was raised to safeguard the kingdom from the attacks of Sikhs and other external threats. There is an ancient shrine in Jasrota on a hillock in the outskirts of old Jasrota village. This temple has a stone idol of Goddess Maha Kali.Jasrota was originally founded in 1019 by Raja Jas Dev of Jammu, who later on passed this region to his uncle Raja Karan Dev. The region also served as the seat of an imperial power which was later made a district in 1846, when Gulab Singh became the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. The rulers of Jasrota were Jamwals, popularly called as the Jasrotias.

     

    Dhar Mahanpur - Dhar Mahanpur is an emerging tourist spot in the middle of the Great Himalayas. This site is popular for various fairs that help in promoting tourism in the region.

     

    Asha Purani Mandir - It is commonly believed that this temple is situated on a place where the ashes or veins of Goddess Durga fell and hence, the temple is known as the Asha Purani temple. Asha Purani Mandir, also known as the Prachin Mandir, is situated in the main bazaar of Kathua City. This temple was constructed by Bhagat Chajju Ram in 1949 and has a 10 ft high idol of Goddess Durga on its roof.

     

    Dhoula Wali Mata - The people of the region believe that once a shepherd dreamt of Goddess Dhoula Wali Mata and came to Mandhi Dhar where he saw the goddess in the form of a little girl. After this incident, the shepherd built a temple for Goddess Dhoula Wali Mata at this site.Dhoula Wali Mata, a religious centre in the Kathua District, is located at a height of around 6,000 ft above sea level. This shrine is situated about 10 km away from the Jodia Di Mata temple and can be easily reached from the trekking base camps at Katli, Bhoond, Banhore and Mahanpur. It is famous for the Navratra festivals celebrated in the months of April and October.

     

    Sewa Hydel Project - The Sewa Hydel Project was constructed on the Sewa River, a tributary of River Ravi. This project is located between Ghatti and Maska villages in Basohli tehsil. The second phase of this project was launched by Surjit Singh Slathia, the Minister for Power, in Basohli tehsil of Kathua District.

     

    Jodia Di Mata - Jodia Di Mata is a temple located around 4 km away from Banjal. This shrine is visited by large number of devotees, especially during Navratras.

     

    Mata Bala Sundri - After this incident, he saw the Goddess in his dream, who commanded him to install the stone under a banyan tree. Since then, this stone is considered as the reincarnation of the holy Goddess. The stone was later shifted to the main temple. An annual fair is organised at the temple during Navratras. Mata Bala Sundri, also known as Bala Ji Sundri, is an ancient shrine located on the outskirts of the Parole village. According to legend, a Brahmin was cutting grass and his sickle hit a stone that started oozing blood.

     

    Gurdwara Singh Sabha - Gurdwara Singh Sabha is located at the main chowk of Kathua city, around 2 km away from the city bus stand. It is also called the Gurdwara Chowk, where there is an office of the Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and a Sikh Missionary College. The Gurdwara celebrates Gurpurab and Prakash Utsav, followed by a car festival and Nagar Kirtan.

     

    Mankote - This town was established by Raja Manak Dev, a descendant of Raja Narsingh of Jammu. It was later on renamed by Raja Suchet Singh as Ramkote. Mankote, also known as Ramkote, is a town located on a hillock in Billawar tehsil. The town is situated on the banks of the Basanter Stream, on the Dhar-Udhampur Road.

     

    Panyalag - Panyalag is a small town, which is popular for its beautiful waterfalls, thick forest, streams and green meadows.

     

    Mata Sundrikote - The shrine can be reached by 107 steps. It is believed that the idol of Goddess Sundrikote enshrined in the temple was discovered in the nearby region. Mata Sundrikote is an ancient shrine located amidst the Shivalik hills in the Kathua District. This temple is located at a height of around 1000 m, on the old Kathua-Billawar mule track.

     

    Sukrala Mata Temple - It is believed that the Goddess manifested herself in a stone slab in a seated posture on a brass lion with a silver mounted head. This temple is enshrined with the idol of Mahishasura Mardini, standing on the body of Mahishasur, a demon king. Sukrala Mata temple is an old shrine in the Kathua District, dedicated to Sukrala Devi. It is believed that this shrine is the holy abode of Goddess Mal Devi, the reincarnation of Goddess Sharda Devi.

     

    Airwan Temple - The local people consider this place as sacred as Haridwar and immerse ashes of the dead in Gupt Ganga. The temple authorities organise annual fairs during Mahashivratri and Baisakhi. The Airwan temple is a 4th century Shiva temple in the Airwan village. This ancient shrine is believed to have been built by King Vikramditya, a legendary emperor of Ujjain. The temple has numerous water tanks, where pilgrims take a bath before worshipping.

     

    Ujh Barrage - The Ujh Barrage is located about 20 km away from Kathua. The bird sanctuary at this site is situated on the banks of the Ujh River. The Ujh Barrage was commissioned in the region in 1980-1981 for providing better irrigation facilities to farmers.

     

    Mahabilva Keshwar Temple - The 60 ft high main temple sanctum is mounted on a square platform. It enshrines images of different gods, such as Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, five-headed idol of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Bhairava. It is believed that the Pandavas visited Billawar during their exile.The Mahabilva Keshwar temple, also known as the Hari Hara temple, is a famous Shiva temple of the Kathua District. This temple is known as Mahabilva Keshwar as it is situated amidst several Bilva trees. It is believed that Lord Shiva is pleased when Bilva leaves, also called Bil-patri in the local language, are offered to him.

     

    Peer Chattershah - Peer Chattershah, popularly known as Nagri Parole, is located in the Parole village. There is a holy spring near this shrine which is believed to possess medicinal properties that can cure skin diseases.

     

    Narsingh Ji Temple - There is a Maha Mandleshwar Gaddi in this temple, which is known as Sh. Amarnath Jammu & Kashmir Nagar Khalsa. An idol of Mata Annapurna in her unified form can be viewed during fairs organised on occasions like Janamasthmi, Ratha Khara and Makar Sankranti.There is a Maha Mandleshwar Gaddi in this temple, which is known as Sh. Amarnath Jammu & Kashmir Nagar Khalsa. An idol of Mata Annapurna in her unified form can be viewed during fairs organised on occasions like Janamasthmi, Ratha Khara and Makar Sankranti.

     

    Sapt Sarober Mandir - The shrine derives its name from the word Saptarishi, meaning ‘seven sages’. There is a pathshala in this temple, which offers accommodation. The Sapt Sarober Mandir, located in Krishna Nagar, was constructed by Bhagat Chajju Ram in 1969. It is believed that Choudhary Hari Singh and Choudhary Devidutta donated the land and other resources for the construction of this shrine.

     

    Shree Anand Ashram - Shree Anand Ashram, located in Hiranagar, is considered as an ideal place for meditation and rejuvenation. This centre was founded by Swamy Dr. Omanand Maharaj.

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