4 Historical Places In Udhampur District you must know

Udhampur is the third-largest city of the Jammu region and the fifth-largest city in Jammu and Kashmir. Udhampur is a lush green area replete with eucalyptus forests. Here is a list of 4 Historical Places and Monuments in Udhampur District:

  1. Krimchi Temples: It is situated on Udhampur-Panchari road, towards the northwest of Udhampur town. It is a complex of ancient stone built temples about 9th century AD old. There is a complex of 4 ancient temples and 3 small shrines. The beautiful valley overlooked by green mountains is located at a walking distance of around 400m from the main road. It is an archaeological site maintained by the archaeological Survey of India. The locals believe it was a halting and resting place on the jammu Kashmir route. This complex of temples is popularly known as the Pandava Mandirs.
Krimchi Temples, Udhampur

2. Ramnagar Fort : It is situated in Tehsil Ramnagar, just 37 kms from District headquarter Udhampur. The Fort was built by Raja Suchet Singh about in the year 1827 AD. The Raja Suchet Singh was the youngest brother of the Raja Gulab Singh. The Samba and the Ramnagar areas were in his control, before that the areas were under control of the Bandral‟s Daynesty and the whole region was known as “ Bandralta”.

Ramnagar Fort in Ramnagar

3.Sudh Mahadev: This highly revered Shiva temple is located at a distance of 42 Kms from Patnitop and 112 Kms from Jammu ,Legend has it that after bathing at a spring called Gouri Kund, just short of Sudh Mahadev ,the Goddess Parvati would worship the Shivling here that is believed to be at least 3000 years old .The temple also houses a black marble statue of local Shiva and Parvati .A trishul of Lord Shiva is also preserved here.Pilgrims in large number visit the shrine on the full moon night Of Sawan to participate in the festival to worship Lord Shiva. The mystical underground stream,Devak believed to be as sacred as the Ganges originates at Sudh Mahadev and disappears among the rocks some distance downstream .

4. Moungri Cave: In the ancient times the village Moungri was known as Sonara. The word Sonara means a land of hundred water springs. In Dogri language, water spring is called Naaras. According to the legend, it was an abode of Nag Devta (King of the snakes), and once hundreds of natural stone made water springs used to flow. Still at present number of such water springs found in the area.

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