Reaching Shiv KhoriLocated in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir state, the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Shiv Khori is surrounded by green luscious mountains and is at a tracking distance of 3.5 kms from the base camp Ransoo in Reasi. Shri Shiv Khori is about 140 kms from Jammu and less than 80 kms from Katra.
Another route to reach the Holy destination is from Jammu via Akhnoor - Bhambla. The village Ransoo separates from Reasi- Rajouri Road at the Kanda Morh and is further 6 kms approximately.
By Air- The nearest domestic airport is Jammu and is well connected to all major locations/ cities in the country like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Srinagar etc. From this airport the Holy Cave of Shri Shiv Khori is a 3 hour drive and transport (taxi) is available from the Airport in Jammu. Most of the major Airlines operate daily from Jammu Airport including Jet Airways, Air India, Spice Jet, GoAir, IndiGo etc. The nearest international airport is Amritsar which is 300 kms from Shri Shiv Khori.
By Train- You can reach either Jammu or Katra by Train. Jammu Tawi Railway Station is approximately 107 kms from Shri Shiv Khori. However some trains also go to Katra and it does reduce the road distance to be covered by the yatries (pilgrims) to reach Shri Shivkhori as compared to Jammu.
Jammu is well connected to other parts of country through railways. A number of trains all over India are available from Jammu. Railway also runs special Trains during summer and other holidays for the comfort of yatries (pilgrims).
The route from Jammu to Shiv Khori is full of beautiful & picturesque mountains, waterfalls & rivers.
Shivkhori is 43 Kms from Reasi, 80 Kms from Katra, 120 Kms from Udhampur, 140 Kms from Jammu and 300 Kms from Amritsar. Taxies and other vehicles like Van and Tempo Traveler are available from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu.
J&K Tourism Development Corporation also runs it fleet of Tourist transport (Cabs, Vans & Mini Bus) to Shri Shivkhori from Jammu as well as Katra on demand basis.
Some private travel operators also provide transport which run on daily basis (even night service to some of the far off locations) that include volvos, deluxe and sleepers connecting various destinations in Northern India
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation as well as adjoining states (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana) run transport services on regular basis as well.
The walk from Ransoo to Shri Shiv Khori is on a steep mountainous track.
Ponies are also available on rent to facilitate pilgrims on the mountainous track.
You can be carried upto Shiv Khori by palki as well. Generally the walking along the entire track takes about 2-3 hours to visit the Holy Cave and come back.