District Reasi is most sought after place on
the touism map. The district has honour to attact a very large number of tourists across
the globe. There are many destination is the district. Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi is
paramount to attract a very large number of pilgrims every year. Following are some of the
destinations for Touists:-
Vaishno Devi shrine is located in the lap of eye opening Shivalic hills which
is 13 Kms from base camp Katra which is one of the prominent town of District Reasi and 63
kms from Jammu city.The Shrine is famous pilgrimage centre in Jammu and Kashmir state.
It is managed by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board since 1986.
Million of Pilgrims from within and outside the country visit this holy
place every year. In the year 2010 number of pilgrims reached upto 87.49 lacs. The
graph is rising every year..
Reasi town is also famous for the
ancient cave of Lord Shiva. A big fair takes place on shivratri day which continues for
three days. An estimated 16,000 devotees visit this place during this period.
Dera Baba Banda
Dera Baba banda is another
place of the tourist attraction. Baba Banda Singh was a famous saint soldier of Guru
Govind Singh. A Gurdwara on the bank of Chinab is reminding memories of his time. He spent
his last days here. This place is considered as a major pilgrimage center for Hindus &
Sikhs situated in Reasi tehsil of District Udhampur. People from outside state also come
to this place for pilgrimage particularly on the festival of Baisakhi in the month of
April every year.
Salal Power Project
Salal Power Projectis also a source of attraction for
visitors situated 23 Km away from Distt. H.Q. Reasi surrounded by mountains.Salal
Hydroelectric Project constructed on river Chenab in the district Reasi. The project has
capacity of 690 MW. The beneficiary states are U.P, J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, H.P.
Chandigarh & Rajasthan. The visitors show enthuse to have a sight of the Project.
Baba Aghar Jitto
Baba Aghar Jitto a spiritual devotee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. A farmer
sacrified his life for getting due right share of agriculture crop from Jagirdar Bir Singh
who denied to give the committed share. This is why he scarified his life for getting his
right & became famous among the farmers, have a attraction for yatries also. The
statue of Baba Jitto is situate near road side in the lap of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
Bhimgarh Fort Reasi
This is an historical fort built by Gen. Zorawar Singh, the famous Dogra
General who repelled the Chinese from Ladakh. The fort is built on the bank of River Anji
at a hillock. It is also an attraction for the tourist visiting Reasi.
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