Shiv Khori


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Shiv Khori Overview

Ranked 6 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

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.

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5:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Peeyush Singhal

Peeyush Singhal3.6/5

2 reviews

Situated on top of the hill

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Amazing place

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Amazing place

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.



5 reviews

It's a lifetime experience

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.

Raj Sachdeva

Raj Sachdeva4.6/5

1 review

The best place I have seen in Jammu

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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