Kathua is a city and a Municipal Council in the Indian condition of Jammu and Kashmir. “Kathua” is gotten from “Thuan” in Dogri which signifies “Scorpions”. Some trust that its name is gotten from the name of Rishi Kashyap who camouflaged himself as a tortoise (Kachua) for solid reflection. Kathua is likewise called ‘the city of Sufis’ inferable from the nearness of substantial number of Sufi Shrines of Pirs. The city is additionally the portal to the state and a major modern town with armed force nearness .
Bani Block is situated at a tallness of around 4200 ft. It is a little glaciated valley with a few waterfalls, thick woods patches, streams and knolls. It fills in as a base camp for trekking to Bhaderwah, Chandel and the encompassing mountain crests.
Sarthal is a glade, at a stature of around 7000 ft, in the Kathua District. This knoll stays secured with snow for more than six months every year. The site is checked among the virgin vacationer spots of the Jammu locale.
Sukrala Mata Temple:
Sukrala Mata sanctuary is an old place of worship in the Kathua District, devoted to Sukrala Devi. It is trusted that this holy place is the heavenly homestead Goddess Mal Devi, the rebirth of Goddess Sharda Devi. This sanctuary was worked by Madho Singh, an ousted sovereign of Chamba. The sanctuary is situated on a hillock at an elevation of 3,500 ft above ocean level.
Basohli is a residential community situated at an elevation of 1876 ft over the fundamental ocean level. It was established by Raja Bhopat Pal in 1635, on the banks of the Ravi River. This place is prevalent among voyagers for antiquated stone cut pictures and small scale artistic creations.
Sewa Hydel Project:
The Sewa Hydel Project was built on the Sewa River, a tributary of River Ravi. This venture is situated amongst Ghatti and Maska towns in Basohli tehsil. The second period of this venture was propelled by Surjit Singh Slathia, the Minister for Power, in Basohli tehsil of Kathua District.
Kathua Snow Fall:
Because of constant rain for the duration of the day at Kathua, the greatest temperature in city on day remained 15 degree Celsius while the base temperature dropped to 10 degrees Celsius. The base temperature dropped to short 5 degrees Celsius overnight at Bani. The towns of Malhar Tehsil of Billawar Division i.e. Lohai, Malhar, Kindli, Nathi, Nog, Derigala and encompassing regions got 1 to 1. 5 feet snow fall.
The Dream Kathua:
The Dream diversion stop in the Kathua District was introduced by K.V. Krishna Rao, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, on fourteenth July 1994. This stop is arranged along the Kathua Canal and is all around associated with a 1.5 km long dark topped street, which takes off from the Canal Bridge.
Ranjit Sagar Dam:
The Ranjit Sagar Dam was constructed on the western banks of River Ravi. This project is operated in collaboration with the governments of Punjab and jambu-Kashmir.
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