Udhampur is a district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is nestled in the lush green forests of the Eucalyptus. The city is named after King Udham Singh. It is the headquarters of the Northern Command of the Indian Army. Udhampur is used by the armed forces as a transit point for travel between Jammu and Srinagar. Udhampur is surrounded by a lush green forest.
However, Udhampur also has many interesting places in and around the city. This city is very important for the Indian border. Because this city is located near the border of Pakistan. For the Indian Army, this place is located as the headquarters of the Northern Command. Udhampur, like the areas around UT in Jammu and Kashmir, has a rich history of thousands of years ago.
To support the army, the Forward Base Support Unit, an arm of the Indian Air Force, is also located here, operating outdoors at the Udhampur Air Force Station.
The city is also mentioned in ancient Indian texts as Kashmir has always played an important role in the cultural context of India. It is believed that sage Kashyap emptied a lake in the area and created Kashmir.
Visiting place in Udhampur
Shankari Devta Mandir Block is located on a hill in Mer village of Panchari. The Shankari Devta temple is surrounded by meadows, high mountains, and lush forests. A fair is organized by the municipality in the month of May every year at Shankari Devta temple.
Moungari Cave is located in Moungri village. Maungri village was earlier known as Sonora. There are large springs of water here.
Krimachi is a small village in the Udhampur district. There are five temples and two small temples in the complex of this temple. Two rivulets namely “Birunala” and Kiramchi are draining this area. The group of temples at Krimachi has been built over the elevated terrace of Biru Nala.
The river Devika is said to be the manifestation of Mother Goddess Parvati in the Nilmat Purana written by Nel Muni in the 17th century. The rites on Devika’s sand are considered excellent, like a cemetery on the banks of the Ganges at Kashi.