What I visited during my two days trip to Jammu

4th May 2023
Photo of What I visited during my two days trip to Jammu by Junmoni Kalita
Day 1

Hey guys, I just got back from a thrilling two-day trip to Jammu and I couldn't wait to share my experiences with you! This beautiful city, located in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, is filled with breathtaking natural wonders and rich cultural heritage.

It was a sunny day of April and Jammu had already immersed in first heatwave of summer. Since we already loaded the car's tank with petrol the previous day, we could started our journey quite early in the morning. Driving across the beautiful hilly terrain of Akhnoor to reach Katra was fascinating.

After having a crisp breakfast at infamous tea stall at Gangal, we started our journey again.  Lots of monkeys welcomed us throughout the curves of hilly road.

Our first stop was the famous Shiv Khori cave temple, nestled amidst the beautiful mountains of Jammu at Ransoo village of Reasi District. The journey to the temple was an adventure in itself, with winding sloppy roads towards the up for about 3 Kilometres and breathtaking views of the landscape. Upon reaching the mouth of the cave-temple, we were greeted by the soothing sound of chanting and the mystical aura of the cave. We needed to leave our electronic equipment and footwear before entering temple premises.

The cave was dark and eerie, yet filled with devotees offering their prayers to Lord Shiva. We walked through the narrow passages of about 200 meters, lit by diyas (lamps), and came across various formations that resembled the trident, snake, and other objects related to Lord Shiva. It was a mesmerizing experience, and we felt blessed to have visited such a sacred place.

Next, we headed towards the Sihad Baba Waterfall, a hidden gem in the hills of Jammu. This stunning waterfall is located in a serene setting, surrounded by lush green forests and rocky hills. We were all awestruck by the beauty of the waterfall, which was cascading down from a height of over 100 feet. We spent some time there, taking in the beauty of the place and clicking some amazing pictures.

After our exhilarating first day visiting Shiv Khori and Sihad Baba Waterfall, we returned to Jammu and halted there overnight.

We checked into a comfortable hotel in the heart of the city and were treated to warm hospitality and delicious food. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, and they helped us plan our itinerary for the next day.

After a good night's sleep, we were ready to embark on the next leg of our journey. We started our day early and headed towards Baba Dhansar, Salal hydroelectric project, and the Chenab rail bridge.

But the overnight stay in Jammu was just what we needed to recharge our batteries and prepare for another day of adventure and exploration.

Sihad Baba Waterfall

Photo of Jammu by Junmoni Kalita
Day 2

On the second day of our trip, we started again our journey from Jammu. Firstly, we visited Baba Dhansar, another beautiful place situated in the Reasi district of Jammu. This place is known for its picturesque waterfall and the ancient temple made by Baba Dhansar, son of Sheshnag. It is said that the temple with cave was dedicated to Lord Shiva. The waterfall is situated in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by lush green forests. The temple is also a must-visit, as it is believed to be over 400 years old and has a unique architecture.

After visiting Baba Dhansar, we headed towards the Salal hydroelectric project, one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in India. This project is situated on the Chenab river and generates a massive amount of electricity for the country. The scale of the project was mind-boggling, and we were all amazed by the engineering marvels that were involved in its construction.

Finally, we visited the Chenab rail bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks in Jammu. This bridge is the highest railway bridge in the world and spans over the Chenab river, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. We spent some time there, taking in the beauty of the place and clicking some amazing pictures.

Overall, our two-day trip to Jammu was an unforgettable experience, filled with adventure, natural beauty, and cultural wonders. If you're planning a trip to Jammu, make sure to visit these places, and you won't be disappointed!

Baba Dhansar

Photo of Baba Dhansar by Junmoni Kalita

Salal Hydroelectric Project

Photo of Baba Dhansar by Junmoni Kalita

World's Tallest Railway Bridge

Photo of Baba Dhansar by Junmoni Kalita

Chenab River

Photo of Baba Dhansar by Junmoni Kalita
Day 1

Date: 15th April, 2023
Started from: Jammu city