Gupta Ganga Temple

At a distance of 1.7 km from the main town of Bhaderwah, lies the ancient Lord Shiva temple. In the temple, one finds the mysterious water falling on Shiv Lingam. Since Ganga originates from the matted hair of Shiva, the mysterious water flowing here is referred to as Gupta Ganga, as no one knows the source of this water body. The inside water flows down and takes the shape of Bowli (Stepwell). People take a dip in this holy water with the faith of taking off their sins. The water of the Gupta Ganga is warm in winter and cold in summer. One finds a tunnel at this place and it is believed that the tunnel is connected to Srinagar. It also believed that Pandavas during their exile Agyatvas stayed at this place and using this tunnel they left Bhaderwah.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to November (In winter, there is a heavy snow)
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is 192 kms away from Bhaderwah
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Udhampur which is 123 kms away
  • Distance From Road: Bhaderwah is 186 kms away from Jammu. And Gupta Ganga is 1.7 km away from the main town of Bhaderwah.
  • Travel Tips: Photography, seek blessings, holy bath and explore the local culture
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