Shiv Khori, Kashmir

Shiv Khori

Shiv Khori (Temple) snapshot

Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 18,
in Kashmir
Average Rating
6.6 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Shiv Khori (Temple)

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Shiv Khori, a natural cave is located in a hillock in the Reasi Tehsil. Stretching for around 1 km, the cave is situated at a distance of 100 km from Jammu. Consisting of a naturally formed Shivalingam, the cave is around four feet in height. Around 100 years old, the cave was discovered by shepherds, who resided in the  nearby villages.

Tourists visiting the cave can see the impressions of Sheshnaag carved on the ceilings of the cave. In addition, a hollow in the centre of the cave gives an effect of Lord Shiva's "Jatta". Moreover, there are self made saligrama that surround the Shivalinga.

The cave consists of two chambers, the outer chamber and the inner chamber. The outer chamber has a capacity to accommodate a large number of people at a time. On the other hand, the inner chamber is small in space.

Shiv Khori cave gains special importance during the festival of Mahashivratri. There is a big fair organised near this temple during Mahashivratri. During this time, large number of devotees throng the place so as to see the Shivalingam.

What travellers are saying about Shiv Khori

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  • Excellent 4
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  • Good 1
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

5 traveller reviews for Shiv Khori

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Peeyush Singhal

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  • Peeyush Singhal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  166 readers

"Situated on top of the hill"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
The temple is situated on top of the hill which has to be reached by passing through a tunnel. The tunnel is very narrow but you would definitely enjoy the side view. There is a amazing valley surrounding the temple. You have to walk quite a lot to reach the temple and its a tiring experience for some but you would enjoy it.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  258 helpful votes
  •  322810 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2015
Shiv khori very good place. There lives family of Lord Mahadev, Ganesh, Kartik, Shankar and Parvati. There are very good caves. We went from Katra. There after we sat on hours by 4 km. After that we walk to this temple. There are all types of facilities available. One side river, when Shivratri comes then this river water is like milk flow. It is amazing.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  258 helpful votes
  •  322810 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
Shiv Khori is Very good place of God Shiva. There are real live Dev Mahadev with his Family. It is very good cave and public talk that here is going to heaven and another way is going to Amarnath. This is very amazing place.
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  • 5 votes


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  • Seema
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4055 readers

"It's a lifetime experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2014
You have to go into a cave. You have to literally crawl while entering Shiv Khori. You should go, it's a lifetime experience. Amazing experience.
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  • 2 votes

Raj Sachdeva

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  • Raj Sachdeva
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  649 readers

"The best place I have seen in Jammu"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 8, 2014
The best place I have seen in Jammu. I like the caves the most. One can use horse rides to travel up till the temple.
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  • 4 votes

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