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Rajouri - Sanctity Amidst The Greens


Rajouri district is one of the popular tourist destinations in Jammu & Kashmir. This destination was initially a part of the Poonch district. In 1968, Rajouri was declared an independent district. The Jaral dynasty had ruled the district of Rajouri from 1194 to 1846 AD. Forts and mosques located in Rajouri were constructed during the rule of the Jaral dynasty and thus, represent architectural style of that era.

Tourist Places In And Around Rajouri

There are numerous sightseeing attractions and most popular amongst them are Panj Pir and Lal Bauli. Travellers planning a trip to the district of Rajouri must visit the Panj Pir shrine, which is popular as the resting place of five saints and their sisters. This site is visited by innumerable pilgrims that include parliamentary and army personnel. Lal Bauli, a spring water lake, is another renowned attraction of the Rajouri district.

Varied species of fish can be seen by tourists at this site.The district is popular for its lakes, such as katori sar, Chamar Sar, Diya Sar, Samot Sar, Gum Sar, Bhag Sar and Akal Darshini to mention a few. Thannamandi Sarai, Mangladevi Fort, Muradpur Sarai and Mosque, Nadpur Sarai and Naogazi Ziarat are other prominent attractions in Rajouri. The Usman Memorial and Balidan Bhawan are the major landmarks of the destination, established to commemorate the civilians who sacrificed their lives to protect the region from Pakistani forces.

How To Reach Rajouri

Travellers planning a trip to the Rajouri district can reach the destination via airways, railways and roadways.

Best Time To Visit Rajouri

The best time to visit the destination is during summers that start from April and continue till June. Travellers can explore the district of Rajouri even during winters as the weather there, though chilly, remains favourable for sightseeing.

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How to Reach Rajouri

  • By Road
    Individuals interested in exploring Rajouri District can visit the destination by bus. However, direct buses are not available for Rajouri. Travellers first have to board a bus till Jammu, which are easily available from major cities, namely New Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Shimla. Buses for Rajouri are available from the Jammu main bus stand. The bus fare can range between INR 100 to 150.
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  • By Train
    Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest railhead that is situated at a distance of 150 km from. This railway junction is well connected to major cities in the country, such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, and Trivandrum. Upon reaching the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, travellers can take a taxi or bus for Rajouri District.
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  • By Air
    Jammu airport is the nearest air base as it is located at a distance of 151 km from Rajouri District. This airport is well connected to major airports in India, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Buses or taxis for Rajouri District are easily available from the Jammu Airport.
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