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Shivkhori is a famous cave shrine of Hindus devoted to lord Shiva, situated in district Udhampur of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. In Udhampur district, there are many shrines such as Mata Vaishno Devi, Sudhmahadev, Pingla Mata, Mahamaya Chountra Mata, Merhada Mata, Baba Dhandar, Siad Baba.

Peace @ Shiv Khori

Shiv Khori is one of them located in village Ransoo of Pouni block in tehsil Reasi of the Udhampur district, which attracts lakhs of devotees in a year. Shiv Khori is situated in between the hillocks about 140 km north of Jammu, 120 km from Udhampur and 80 km from Katra.

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Buses and light vehicles go up to Ransoo, the base camp of pilgrimage surrounded by lush green mountains. People have to traverse about 3 km track on foot which is recently being constructed by the Shiv Khori Shrine Board, Ransoo duly headed by the District Development Commissioner,

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Udhampur as chairman and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Reasi as Member Secretary. 

About Cave 
Khori means cave ( Guffa ) and thus Shiv Khori denotes Shiva’s cave. The cave is a real wonder to be seen which according

Shiv khori

to the people is unending and believed to have led to Swami Amar Nath cave in Kashmir. As per assessment of local people, it measures nearly half a kilometer in length but Yatries are allowed to go only upto 130 meters. Rest part of the cave is still a mystery as no one could go further due to lack of oxygen.

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It is believed that some Sadhus who dared to go ahead never returned. The cave is in the shape of Lord Shiva’s Damroo i.e. wide at the two ends while very congested at the center. The width of the cave is so less at certain place that a person can barely crawl through whereas at places it over a hundred feet wide and quite high too.

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There are many features, which can be observed in the cave; however, the best of them is the natural water dripping from the top to the Shivlingum. 

The opening of cave is a mammonth hall of nearly 20 feet wide and 22 feet hight. It is nearly 80 feet in

Shiv khori

length. While entering into this mesmerizing hall one can see the natural depiction of gigantic snake like formation believe to be Sheshnag. Pigeons are also seen here like Amarnath cave. After crossing the narrow passage, yatry reaches in the main cave area where sanctum sanctorum is situated.

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The open part of cave has a four feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Just above the shivlingam a cow like formation is visible believe to be Kamdhenu and can be identified by her udders. The natural water dripping from nipples of udders on

Shiv khori Cave

the Shivlingum symbolizes the eternity of the holy river Ganga. It is believed that milk used to ooze out during old days but turned into water in Kaliyuga. 

To the left of Shivlingam Maa Parwati is sitting whose image can be identified by impression of her

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holy feet. Along the image of Maa Parwati, Gauri kund is also visible which is always full of holy water. Image of Kartikeya is also seen in left of Shivlingam. At nearly 2.5 feet above the Kartikeya , image of five headed Ganesha is clearly visible. To the right side of Shivlingam one can see Ramdarbar

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having images of Lord Ram, Lakhshman, Sita and Hanuman. The whole cave is abounds with a number of other natural images which have been described as images of 33 crores hindu deities and their vahanaas. The cave roof is etched with snake like formations, the

Shiva Lingam

water trickles through these in the cave. ‘ Three pronged lance ‘ ( Trishul ) ‘ Oum ‘ and ‘ Six Mouthed Sheshnaga ‘ ( Shkshthamukhi Sheshnag ) are seen on the roof of the cave.
The main part of cave roof has round cutting mark

scenic way to Shiv Khori from Katra

signifying construction of cave by Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. In the second half of the main chamber Mahakali & Maha Sarswati is present. The potsherd of Mahakali is always full of holy water, which devotees use to sprinkle on themselves. Little above from the Mahakali, Panch –

Bridge during way of Shiv Khori

Pandava are present in natural rock form (pindies). Infront of the Mahakali on other wall of cave, natural rock image of Lord Shiva lieing down on floor is visible. A holy foot of Maa Kali is also visible on body of lord shiva. The whole environment inside the cave is so mesmerizing that a devotee feel himself

Lush Green Mountain

in abode of god’s place and whole nature appears turned spiritual.

Around Shiv Khori:
Dera Baha Banda Behadur
This place is a shrine of Baba Banda Bahadur, a famous Commander of Shri

Dera Baha Banda Behadur, Shiv Khori

Guru Govind Singh. It is situated on the bank of river Chenab near about 20 km away from Reasi. Thousands of devotees all over the State and neighboring States visits this holy Shrine Dera Baba Banda Bahadur throughout the year and especially on the

Way to Shiv Khori

occassion of Baishakhi, when a three day mela is also held here during the month of April. Number of Buses and other light vehicles are available from Reasi and Katra for this place. 

Aqhar Jitto
Aqhar Jitto, Shiv Khori

The Aghar Jitto is situated on Reasi Katra road about 6 kms from Katra and is a religious place where thousands of devotees irrespective of caste and creed or colour visits throughout the year. A 3 day fair is also held here during the month of June on

Peaks during winter season

the occasion of Jeshta Pvmitaa in the memory of Great revolutionary farmer Baba Jitto and his daughter Bua Kouri. Buses and other light vehicles can be haired from Katra and Reasi to reach this place. 

Nau Pindian 
Nau Pindia ia another pingrim stop  
Nau Pindian, Shiv Khori

situated quite on the Reasi Katra road about 8 kms away from Katra and 19 kms from Reasi. The Shrine is a naturally formed Nine Pindies symbolised the Nine Avtar of MahaShakti. Thousands of devetees especially the pilgrims of Shiv Khori visit this place throughout the year.

Dhansar Baba, Shiv Khori

Buses and other vehicles are available from Katra to reach this place.

Dhansar Baba 
This historic place is also situated on the Reasi-Katra about 10 kms from Katra and 17 kms from Reasi:, From the Main road one has to cover

Picturesque Mountain View - Shiv Khori

abovt 1 km distance by foot to reach this place. Thousands of devotees especially The shivKhoii devotees hailing from various parts of the country visit this place throughout the year. There is natural Shiv Lingam existing and droplets of water are automatically trapping on it. Buses and light vehicles can be had from Kata and Reasi to visit this place.

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Best of a Kashmir Tour


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Hemmed in between Pir Panjal and Himalayan ranges, Kashmir was the summer capital of Mughals and Buddhist lamas. On first look at the scenic beauty of Kashmir, great Mughal King Jehangir was awe struck and called it a “Paradise on Earth”. After years of seclusion, travelling circuits have been opened up again allowing innumerable lovers of nature, to opt for a tranquilizing Kashmir tour
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The pristine backwaters, famous houseboats of Srinagar, strenuous and exhilarating trekking routes of north Pahalgam and the richness of color of apple orchards- a Kashmir tour package combines a piece of sunshine and a slice of life put together in a Kashmiri platter.
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The state of Jammu and Kashmir present on the northern most region of India comprises of three main regions: Jammu where mostly Hindu population resides, Buddhist Ladakh and the Kashmir valley of Muslim faith. Travelers seeking a travel destination in India, find enormous reasons to visit Kashmir such as:
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Serene Kashmir Valley:


Lush green valley, coupled with vibrant colors of succulent apple orchards and the pristine waters of lake, Kashmir never fails to impress the onlooker. Inspiring poetic impulses, the gorgeous valley of Kashmir looks divine from the lake. The idyllic atmosphere is best captured while moving on a shikara (traditional houseboat) on gorgeous Dal Lake. 
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Blue ceaseless sky, surrounding greenery and tiny boats passing by selling beautiful exotic flowers- the setting is perfectly romantic ideal for Kashmir tours.
Adventure sports:

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A haven of a place, Kashmir attracts adventure sports lovers in bulks. The lush meadows, snow- capped peaks and cascading water bodies provide ample opportunity to indulge into multitude of adventure sport activities. Skiing at snow capped peaks of Gulmarg, trekking escapades at Gulmarg, Amarnath yatra and Sonmarg and paragliding in Kashmir valley all are some of the offerings that the valley produces in front of travelers on tour to Kashmir.
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Spiritual tours:

Kashmir is also a renowned site of spiritual relevance. The region houses numerous holy shrines of varied faiths and the Himalayan region is compared to the seat of gods thus known as “Land of Gods”. Amarnath caves and Kailash Mansarovar peak comprises of two famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus devoted to Lord Shiva. 
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Situated on the hilltop, temple of Goddess Vaishno Devi in Jammu is one renowned pilgrimage site of Hindus a journey to which is considered very pious and one comprising of the qualities of cleansing the soul.
Beauteous Kashmiri Handlooms:

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All Kashmir tour packages come with a shopping tour of the valley producing exquisite pieces of art. The ancient art of handicrafts and handloom is practiced even now passed on amongst generations. Hand woven shawls and carpets are available in bright colors and the unique carvings on silverware and gorgeous designs of pottery are irresistible, you will surely end up going back with bagful of Kashmir memories.

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Kashmir Tours: Visit for Both Romantic and Spiritual Reasons


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A quaint retreat crowned by lofty peaks of Himalayas, Kashmir is the name of spell-bounding beauty and tranquilizing effect of Mother Nature. Laurelled with adjectives such as “The Paradise on Earth”, “India’s Alps” and more, Kashmir is blessed with heavenly beauty. Tours to Kashmir brings a whimsical world alive that of, mist clad valleys, highest and most rugged landscapes, scintillating lakes, a scene filled with aroma of fresh apple orchards and tranquilizing greenery around.

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To some Kashmir tours are about spending a romantic time with that special one while for others it means a way to unite with the almighty. Two of the main themes of Kashmir travels is the romantic journeys and the pilgrimage routes opted by innumerable visitors each year.
Romantic Rendezvous in the Valley:

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Wake up to the chirping of birds, get pampered by cool mountainous breeze and an enchanting panorama surrounds you here at this beauteous valley of flowers. The lush greenery of the valley is coupled with vibrant colours of apple orchards and exotic flowers all of this creates a spectacular scenery together that has the quality of arousing creative genes of many.

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The gorgeous Kashmir valley looks divine when traversed on a shikara (traditional houseboat). Ideal for a romantic rendezvous a shikara glides slowly on the crystal clear waters of the lakes. The wide open sky, emerald hues as the perfect backdrop, boats passing by selling exotic flowers and the company of your beloved the setting is ideal for honeymoon couples.
Lake in Kashmir
Thus a must for couples, a shikara ride reminiscent of gondola ride in Venice is included in all the Kashmir tour packages. Ranging in different size and shapes these shikaras and small cruises are ideal for spending private time in incredibly beautiful Kashmir.
Pilgrimage Tour in Kashmir: Apart from being a honeymooner’s paradise, Kashmir is also a regarded as a spiritual centre for the Hindu devotees. 
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Home to numerous revered holy shrines, the region is known as the seat of gods. Situated in Kashmir, the caves of Amarnath are one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Hindus and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The caves are considered to be 5000 years old and house an ice Lingam which is formulated during the months of May to August. This is the time when people set on a painstaking journey to reach the place to be able to see the sacred Lingam embodying God Shiva.
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Several fortunate devotees set on Kashmir tour to pay ultimate penance and be able to see the holy mountain- Mount Kailash. Considered a sacred place by five religions of the world, Mount Kailash has never been climbed and thus is an important mountain in the world. Vaishno Devi is another very sacred pilgrimage site of Hindus which is a Shakti shrine dedicated to Goddess Vaishno. Hindu pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi from around the world to cleanse their soul of all follies.
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Situated on the hill top of Trikuta Hills of Shivalik Ranges, reaching the temple is a difficult trek that pilgrims cover while chanting the name of Goddess Vaishno. Hundreds of devotees marching towards the shrine, chanting the name of the goddess and covering the undulated terrain of the verdant hills, the scene is incredibly inspiring.

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kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010


Tour Details: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter – 11 Days
Highlights: It gives us divine pleasure in facilitating the pilgrimage of the all-faithful “Shiv-Bhakts” to Kailash Manas Sarovar.
Day Wise Breakup

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Day 2 : Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath darshan and afternoon fly to Nepal Gunj.
Day 3 : Early morning fly to Hilsa by Helicopter and trek half and hour to reach border and drive to Taklakote.
Day 4 : Day rest in Taklakote for acclimatization.

Day 5 : Early morning drive to Mansarovar for religious Pooja-Hawan etc. and continue drive to Darchen.

Day 6 : After breakfast, drive to Tarbnoche and start trek for Kailash Parikarama to Diraphuk (16,500 ft) 12 kms, light lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Day 7 : Today, trek up to the 18,600 ft. (Dolmala pass). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : After breakfast we trek around 6 kms and will reach to the point where the jeep will be waiting for drive to Darchen. After lunch proceed to Lake Mansarovar. Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar, dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 9 : In the morning, attend religious pooja-hawan etc. In the afternoon drive to Taklakote.

Day 10 : Drive to border, trek to Hilsa and fly to Nepal Gunj by helicopter and then to Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Departure.
Package Cost : Rs. 1,60,000/- Per Pax

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Package Include :-
• 5 star Hotel accommodation with all meals (Veg.) in Nepal • Airport transfers • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu • Accommodation at best available lodges & camping during Kailash Yatra with all meals (Veg.) • Services of Sherpa staff, cook and helpers, dining tents & toilet tents • Services of our trekking staff and camping / trekking equipment including medical first aid kit and other life saving devices • Transportation by 4500 CC Japanese Toyota land cruiser -4 persons in each land cruiser • Support truck, permit to travel Kailash area and Tibet/ Chinese visa fees • Oxygen cylinder in each jeep and air compressor bag • English speaking Guide

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Package Does Not Include :-
• Yak/ Pony charges during Parikrama • All extra arrangements if itinerary is disturbed by any natural or political activities including evacuation , personal expenses.
Notes:
1) Last date of application for Kailash Mansarovar shall be 30 Days prior to the date of Travel; 2) 5 Days prior to the date of Departure passports need to be send to the Delhi Office for Visa purpose; 3) Accommodations in Nyalam, Paryang, Mansarovar are standard with very basic Toilet facilities. 4) Rs. 500/- & 1000/- are not valid in Nepal and Tibet.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

5) Best available hotels / lodges in Tibet. (Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu, Zhangmu Hotel in Zhangmu, Shishapangma in Nyalam, Saga Hotel or Jialin in Saga, Parmath in Paryang, Mud House in Hor Qu, Manasarovar, Manasarovar Hotel or Sun & Moon in Darchen, Parmath Guest House in Diraphuk, Ashram accommodation in Zuthulphuk) 6) Single Supplement means single rooms in Nepal only. Please note that in Tibet it can be triple or quad sharing accommodation. 7) If the above dates are not suitable or you prefer a private tour, this can be arranged. 8) Rates are subject to change without prior notice 9) Also during the monsoon season the Arniko Highway linking Nepal-Tibet border is often disrupted by landslides. In such an eventuality any additional porter or transport charges incurred as such, will be borne by clients’ themselves 10) All departure dates are ex – Kathmandu 11) All prices quoted are valid for the year whole year 2010.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Highlights: Using latest 4500 cc land Cruisers, 4 passengers in each Cruiser, All accommodation in Lodge except 3 Days, Pure vegetarian hot meals, Services of highly experienced and motivated team.
How to book:
To make the reservation for the tour we shall need the following:
1) Passport details; Two passport size photographs
2) Rs. 10,000/- advance (Non-refundable)
3) Doctors certificate for Visa and medical fitness
For more information you can Contact us at – 09717096542.

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Amarnath Yatra – Travel Guide


Amarnath Yatra 2010

The Amarnath Yatra is organised every year by the J &K Govt. during the month of sharavan ( July and August); the dates however , vary every year looking at the weather conditions and according to Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) in the month of Sharavan (Vikrama Samwat).

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Yatra to Baba Amarnath Holy Cave for which one has to trek a height of about 14,500 ft is full of thrill and joy .The feeling of divine which is always beneath ones’ heart , burst out and one realises ‘Moksha’ as one attends the Cave and perform the prayer before the Shivlinga .

Surrounded by beautiful valleys, mountains , one will always feel His presence on the paradise of the earth, the memory of which hardly vanishes with time A journey which will rediscover the nature and its love which is always inside but one has never felt.

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Amarnath Climate
The climatic conditions are very uncertain . Rain or snowfall may take place at any time or place during the Yatra . It is to be particularly noted that abrupt changes in temperature might occur . Sunny weather may turn into rain / snow fall in a short time . The temperature may fall upto -5 degree C .

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Amarnath Location

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of the Lidder Valley, Amarnath Holy Cave stands at 3,888 mtrs. and is 363 kms. from Jammu Via Pahalgam and about 414 kms. from Jammu Via Baltal.

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How To Reach Amarnath
Amarnath by Air: The nearest aerodrome is Srinagar. Srinagar is a beautiful valley having world famous sights to see, such as Dal Lake, Nagina Lake, Shankaracharya Temple, Mughal Gardens and what not. It is the most sought after tourist place. It is also known as “Paradise on earth”. Srinagar is summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. There are daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu. On some week days flights also pickup passengers from Chandigarh and Amritsar

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Amarnath by Rail: Jammu is the nearest Railway Station . Jammu is winter Capital of Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu is a beautiful city and is also known as “CITY OF TEMPLES”. One may visit old temples such as Raghunath Temple , Mahadev Mandir and other temples . It is well connected with all stations of India.
Amarnath by Road: Jammu and Srinagar are also connected through road. Buses and Taxies are also available for this part of the journey .These can be hired on daily as well as full tour basis. For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

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