Weekend Getaway Destination: Baba Dhansar, Reasi

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Located near Karua village in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, Baba Dhansar is one of the best places to visit in Jammu during the summer season. It is some away 11 km from Katra and 65 km away from Jammu city. The approach involves a walk of 200 metres from the road.

Besides being a shrine, the place is a is a beautiful and cool picnic spot. Here, a huge spring gushes out of the mountain side in a thick grove of trees and forms a number of small cascading water-falls before  ultimately flowing into the Holy rivulet that merges with the Chenab River. Next to the spring in a small grove in the rock face is a naturally formed Shivling on which droplets of water fall at a constant pace all the year round.

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Sacrificial Nag stones at Baba Dhansar

According to mythological beliefs, when Lord Shiva went to Amarnath to reveal his powers of immortality to Parvati, he left his serpent king Sheshnag at Anantnag. Sheshnag later took a human form as Vasudev and bore a son named Dhansar, who turned to be a saintly person. The place is named after this son of Sheshnag as Baba Dhansar.

View Point near Karua Jheel

The place is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. It has so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at this place. It is not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well. It is the sure way to refresh and relax after a busy weekday and have a memorable time with kids and family.

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