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Udhampur : Top Rated 5 Best Places To Visit in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir

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Udhampur

The city of Udhampur was founded by Raja Udham Singh and named after him. It is located in Jammu & Kashmir’s Udhampur District.

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 This city, which is the fourth-largest in the state and second in Jammu Region, is situated at 755 metres above the Shivalik range of Himalayans’ dense Eucalyptus forests. 

The capital of Udhampur, it also serves as the headquarters for the Northern Command of the Indian Army. Udhampur, located 68 km from Jammu and 23 kilometers from Katra, is a place of breathtaking beauty that has dozens of attractions. These are five of the most breathtaking spots one should visit in Udhapur.

Krimchi Temples #1

The temples of Krimchi are believed to have been built in the 11th or 12th centuries. They are also known as the Pandava Temples. These seven antediluvian temples, which include four large and three smaller temples, are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples are located on top of a small stone structure with streams running nearby. The temples’ complex and abstract architecture suggests a strong Greek influence.

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There are sculptures of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses, including Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Parvati, Shiva, etc. The Pandavas may have stayed there during their exile. It is 50 feet high and is surrounded by amazing architecture. Krimchi, a beautiful spot that is also a must-see for those who are interested in Hindu mythology and historical curiosity, is also a great place to visit.

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Address:Temple Road, Kiramchi, Jammu and Kashmir 182101

Sanasar #2

The lovely region of Sanasar, located 19 km from Patnitop at an elevation over 2000m, is named after the two small lakes ‘Sana’ and ‘Sar. Sanasar is a site that offers thrilling adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and paragliding. It also offers trekking, parasailing hot-air ballooning, parasailing, parasailing, rock climbing and paragliding. Sanasar, one of the most remote areas in the state, is a beautiful destination with lush meadows covered with forests.

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 Sanasar, also known as Mini Gulmarg, is a meadow-like green bowl with Cedar trees that surround the land. It is a beautiful sight. The vast expanses of dense green grasslands have been used by Golf enthusiasts to create a Golf Course. This will allow golfers to experience the thrill of this royal sport.

More Details About Sanasar

Address:Sanasar 182143

Patnitop #3

Patnitop, one of the most visited hill stations, is situated at 2024m above sea level, 112 km from Jammu, on the Udhampur-Srinagar road. Patnitop is located on a plateau within the Shivalik belt in the Himalayas and overlooks the Chenab River that runs close by it. The site features stunning views, surrounded by dense forests of Blue Pine and Cedar trees.

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It is completely covered in snow during winter. The meadows are ideal for skiing or sledging and provide a stunning view of the surrounding misty blue mountain ranges. The woods of Patnitop are a wonderful place for romantic or solitary walks.

More Details About Patnitop

Elevation:2,024 m

Mansar Lake #4

Mansar Lake, located 62 km from Jammu’s main town and 40 km from Udhampur is one of India’s most stunning lakes. It is stunning with dense forests covering the hills and covering the entire land to the shores, as well as the sparkling blue water and misty mountains. The lake covers an area of more than one mile and is half-mile in width.

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It is a popular tourist attraction, but it is also revered for its sacred status due to a historical legend linking it to the Mansarover Lake. You will also find Neelgai, Spotted Deer and other water birds in this region, which is well-known for its wide range of fauna and flora.

More Details About Mansar Lake

Depth: 38 metres (125 ft)
Elevation:666 m
Area:59 ha

Surinsar Lake #5

Surinsar Lake, which is 9 km from Mansar Lake, is a smaller, but still beautiful and lesser-explored lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful hills and features a small island in its middle. Swimming and boating are prohibited in the lake due to a number of superstitions and religious beliefs.

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You can relax and take in the beautiful scenery while also enjoying a great bird watching experience. Surinsar Lake, a stop for migratory birds as well as a breeding ground of many endemic species of bird species, is a small bird sanctuary that allows one to see a variety of charming birds. It is a great place to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday because of its rich flora/fauna habitat.

FAQ’s : Top 5 Best Places To Visit in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir

What makes Udhampur famous?

This district is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The town of Udhampur is its district headquarters. Its most famous tourist attractions include the Vaishno Devi cave, an important Hindu shrine. It is also home to Sudh Mahadev and Patnitop, two of the city’s most popular landmarks. The district is also home to several other interesting places, including Gole market, Devika Ghats, Salain Talab, and Jakahni Park.

Is Udhampur Worth Visiting?

A place with never-ending charm, set in the mountains, Udhampur is well-known for its natural beauty. Here, you will have a wonderful holiday experience. Author Rohit Agarwal is an architect by profession and an avid traveler. His articles have been published on various websites and blogs. He aims to share as many places as possible with travelers. So, if you are thinking of a trip to Udhampur, here are a few reasons why.

What are the must-haves in Udhampur?

The city’s famous food is sure to make your mouth water. Ramnagar is famous for its Aloo Tkki and Kaladi. Also, try Kachalu, Gurgule, and Golgappe. These local delicacies are made with full-fat cow and goat milk. And if you’re looking for something different, try Kalari, a traditional Himalayan cheese.

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