It enjoys the status of one of the biggest waterfall in North India. Located on the Chenab River in Reasi District standing at an elevation of 466 meters, it descends from over 100 feet making a spectacular view.
The gurgling, roaring noise dictates its authority. You can’t talk to your friends nearby; you need to yell to be heard!
Earth and water of this region is said to have medicinal values. The soothing balm of earth found around the temple cures different skin eruptions. People throng this place looking to cure their ailments. Bathing here is an exhilarating experience. Belief is what works in all problems. Many believers apply the wet earth for many skin diseases and claim to benefit.
Those benefited immensely, come back to pay their obeisance. Locals use this assembled crowd to showcase talent and then it looks like a fair. Local singing competition is also a regular feature that enthralls the audience like no other.
The 2014 floods destroyed everything and now only the waterfall remains. Yet tourists throng the place in big numbers. Even otherwise, the summers elsewhere force people to try beat the heat here. A dip in the icy cool water is enough to get refreshed and recharged.
The holy stone is established in the nearby jungle.
How to Visit
The waterfall is about 10 km from the town of Reasi, in Talwara village and around 40 km from Katra. Private taxies ply to and fro Katra and other nearby places. Near by airport is Jammu and railway station Udhampur, which is connected to the main line reaching New Delhi.
Best Time to Visit
Though July to October is the best time, tourists are seen all year round. Some make this a part of their adventure tourism. Many tourists cherish the idea of icy-dip and arrive in winters.
This is an excellent addition to the Katra-Mata-Vaishno-Devi trip.
Tourists are far and few in between and this is the reason for not having any eatery nearby. Unless specified and agreed upon beforehand, taxies do not ply for this spot.
A couple of hotels are available within city of Udhampur.