Reasi district is such a beautiful and attractive place that nobody wants to leave, once visited. The mountainous views and the Chenab river flows through, melts your heart, and it feels that you are in nature’s lap. The climate, the wind, the trees make you think that you have reached another world. The panoramic view of this place will remain in your eyes forever.
How to reach
Reasi district is 64 km away from Jammu and 30 km from Katra city by road. The nearest railway station is Katra railway station, and the nearest Airport is in Jammu.
The best route to reach is by bus from Jammu, day service, or you can choose the train route and then by bus service from Katra Railway Station. The Vehicle Registration number of the district is JK-20. Due to the hilly terrain, the transport facility is not so excellent and underdeveloped.
The total area of the district is 1,719 km2. Reasi pin code is 182311. Most of the area covered under dense forest. There are also a variety of plants and animals in these forests. Hence, the district is rich in flora and fauna.
Reasi district lies in the middle of the Pir Panjal Ranges of Himalayas. Therefore, the topography of the region is hilly. Due to this hilly topography, the development in the district is prolonged.
Hills from all the four sides cover the city. The geography of the whole district is very remarkable. There are also vast reserves of minerals and oil in some areas.
The climatic conditions of the district are perfect and the best in the Jammu and Kashmir territory. Its never too cold in summers and never too hot in summers. Just an ideal place for vacations. Weather in reasi is always best for humans.
It also receives snowfall in higher regions. In the blanket of snow, it looks like paradise on earth. Many people visit it for adventure.
We can learn many things by observing the demography of the district. The total population of Reasi is 314,667, with a growth rate of 27.06% is from 2001 to 2011: the result, population density of 184 persons per kilometer.
It is important to note that the Hindu Muslim population of the District is almost 50 – 50%. But the district never had any communal tensions. Other regions of the union territory can also learn from the people of Reasi, how they live peacefully with each other. It is one of the safest districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The sex ratio of the district is 891 females per 1000 males with a literacy rate of 59.42%. The main spoken languages are Dogri, Gujri, Urdu, and Kashmiri. But most of the people speak Dogri Language.
History of Reasi
“Rasyal” was the older name of Reasi, which is established in the 8th Century as Bhimgarh State by Bhim Dev. The Bhimgarh Fort is still in the city and tells the greatness of the state to everyone. Maharaja Gulab Singh and Ranjit Singh who are the rulers of Jammu take control over it in 1822.
When India accession Jammu and Kashmir in 1947, Rajouri and Reasi are a part of the princely state and then merged in India. Rajouri becomes a different district and Reasi was merged with Udhampur district.
Later in 2006, after dissociation with Udhampur, it again becomes a district. People had a great demand to make it a different district, and then in 2006, their voices are listened by the administration.
Rishi Kumar Koushal, the leader of BJP, led the demands of people. The Wazir Commission listened to the voices and made recommendations. Finally, the administration fulfilled the demands of the people.
Bhimgarh Fort demonstrates the royalty of the place. It is also known as “Reasi Fort.” It is built in the 8th century with clay and later restored with stones, situated at the height of 152 meters from the city.
It feels like the head of the city. Now, under the Department of Archaeology, J&K since 1889. The archaeology department works great here, restoration work is also under process.
The district is divided into three assembly constituencies, i.e., Reasi constituency, Gulabgarh, and Gool Arnas, further divided into 10 Tehsils and 12 Blocks. Theses Tehsils and Blocks are:
Reasi district blessed with various tourism hotspots. There are numerous places you can visit. The district has many pilgrimage places, caves, waterfalls, etc.
Shrine of Vaishno Mata, Katra, is also here. Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most sacred places. Hindus from all over the world visited here for Darshna of Mata Vaishno Devi. Some other tourist destinations are :
- Shiv Khori
- Vaishno Devi Shrine
- Siyad Baba
- Dera Baba Banda
- Salal Power Project
- Bhimgarh Fort
- Nau Devi Mata Cave, temple
- Baba Aghar Jitto
After all this, it also had the world’s highest Railway bridge with a height of 1315 meters. It is built on the River Chenab, which eventually joins the Reasi-Banihal railway link built by Konkan Railways.
Salal Dam Power Project is also in this district. The hydro Power plant illuminates the whole of Northern India. The electricity of this Dam supplied to Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi.
It is also a very great place for adventure enthusiasts. River rafting is a very popular adventure sport in the district. You can opt for river rafting on the way to Shiv Khori near Siyad Baba. You can do rafting in the river Chenab, 35 km long stretch.
Still, it is the most neglected district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is neglected for development, politically, tourism, infrastructure, and in many ways. Most people never visit it because they never hear that name. Tourists who visited Kashmir also don’t have an idea of what they miss. Because they never hear that name and don’t know about it.
There is a need to promote it so that everybody knows and visits it. It is not only good for the district but also for People how wanted to enjoy these beautiful places. It will become the most adventurous place in India if developed.
In this era, no place can be developed or receive Tourists without Advertisement. So, the J&K government, as well as the central government, needs to advertise the beautiful places of Reasi. Eventually, people take an interest in it and visit, which is not only good for local tourism but also for the whole of Jammu and Kashmir.
Who is dc of reasi district?
Indu Kanwal Chib (KAS) Phone: 01991245587
How many tehsil in Reasi District?
There are 10 tehsils in Reasi District. Viz. Reasi, Gool-Gulabgarh, Katra, Arnas, Chassana, Mahore, Thakrakote, Thuroo, Bhomag, Pouni.