Panchari is a charming village in Jammu's Udhampur district that is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and lively culture. Panchari, tucked away among verdant hills, provides a tranquil haven from the busy metropolis. Lovers of the outdoors and thrill seekers will find the village to be the ideal location because of its surrounding rolling meadows and thick forests. Dayari, a local deodar forest, and Banj Oak completely envelop the hill destination. Among the oldest historical temples in the region and a sacred site in Panchari, Sankri Devta is a popular destination for tourists with a devotional bent who wish to see the holy sites thereof. Situated amid meadows, tall mountains, and a verdant forest, the temple is a picturesque location on a hillock in the village of Meer in the Panchari block. Every year in September, the district administration hosts the Sankri Devta Mela. The area is quickly covered in clouds, creating a captivating sight, and the pine's beauty is undeniable. A peaceful stay in the huts and a stroll through the dense forest fill the visitor with contentment. The thickest wild pomegranates blooming in the oak woodlands, the apple and walnut orchards. The visitor's book from 1935, filled with signatures and remarks, describes the history of the hut and the refreshing, cool climate of Panchari. For those attempting to escape the sweltering summers of the plains, it is an incredible location. One can enjoy the hospitality of the place by staying in the homestays or the Panchari Huts constructed by the Department of Tourism, Jammu and are run by the private players now.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October (Panchari receives heavy snow so the place is a blessing for snow lovers. One can enjoy multiple snow activities with proper guidance and assistance.
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 3 hours or you can also plan a stay of 1 or 4 days to explore the areas in and around and immerse in the warmth of nature.
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is 94 kms away
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Udhampur which is 38 kms away
  • Distance From Road: It is situated 88 kms away from Jammu
  • Travel Tips: Enjoy the scenic views, trekking, live in the huts, stargazing, explore local culture and place.
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