About Parole

Parole is a small town of Kathua District of Jammu and Kashmir State. The location of Parole is at 32.35 0N Latitude and 75.43 0E Longitude. Parole is located at an elevation of 274 M above the mean sea level. The total population of Parole Town is 7074 according to the India Census of 2001. The main language spoken is Dogri but languages like Pahari, Punjabi, Gojri and Urdu are also spoken here. Summer months are hot in Parole and the maximum temperature rise up to 41 0C during summers. Winters are extreme and temperature drops down to -20C during winters.

Dream Recreation Park

Famous Tourist Places around Parole

Parole and its surrounding areas have many interesting places for the visitors. Find here information about some of these famous tourist places in Parole and around.

Dream Recreation Park

Located in Kathua, Dream is a wonderful recreational park that got inaugurated in 1994. Apart from offering different types of rides for the kids and the adults, this recreational park has the facility of water rafting as well.

Jasorta Temple

Located on the Jammu-Kathua road, Jasorta Temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. The temple is situated on a hillock outside the ancient Village of Jasorta.

Mata Sundrikote Temple

Located on the Dhar-Udhampur Road, this ancient temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mata Bala Sundari Ji. Many pilgrims come here by trekking from Parnalla and other surrounding areas though regular bus services are also available. Pilgrims have to climb 107 steps to get darshan of Devi Mata.

Mata Bala Ji Sundri Temple near Parole

Mata Bala Ji Sundri Temple

The temple of Mata Bala Ji Sundri Temple is located outside Parole Village fringed by grooves of Mango Trees. There is a legend associated with this temple. The sickle of a Brahmin got struck when he was cutting grass. The Brahmin saw blood oozing out of the stone that struck the sickle. The Brahmin got an order in his dream to start worshipping the stone under a Banyan Tree. The stone was considered as an incarnation of the Goddess and later on a temple was built there. Every year, grand fair is organized at this temple premise on the occasion of Navratri. 

Gurdwara Singh Sabha

Located at the center of Kathua Town, this Gurdwara is visited by the Hindus and the Sikhs both.

Peer Chattershah

Located in Parole, this holy shrine has a sacred spring very near to it. Many visitors take a dip in this spring to get their skin diseases cured.

Sapt Sarober Mandhir

Located in Krishna Nagar in Kathua Town, this temple is visited by many local devotees and the devotees of the surrounding area. The name of the temple is originated from the names of seven sages.

Aash Purni Mandir

Located in the center of the town, this is a famous temple of Kathua. The temple got built in 1949 by Bhagat Chajju Ram. The temple is about 30 feet high and an idol of Devi Durga is installed in this temple. According to the legend, aash or veins of Devi Durga fell down at this place when the body of Sati got cut into pieces by the Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu.

Ujh Bridge ner ParoleUjh Bridge

Located about 20 KM away Kathua Town, Ujh Barrage is a famous picnic spot.

There is also a bird sanctuary that bird lovers would never like to miss. 

The sanctuary is situated on the shores of River Ujh.

Airwan Temple

This famous temple is located in close proximity to Parole and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple dates back to 4th Century AD. During Important festivals like Baisakhi and Shivratri, fairs are organized near this temple. The temple has many bowlies around it where pilgrims take dip before they enter the temple premise. Many Hindus immerse the ashes of their loved ones in the holy water near this temple. The holy water is called Gupt Ganga.

One Day Trip from Parole

Parole has many beautiful places around it which can be covered in a day. Find here information about places which can be ideal for a one day trip from Parole.

Parole to Udhampur

Parole to Udhampur

Udhampur is one of the neighboring places of Parole and is a beautiful city of Jammu and Kashmir State. Some of the places of interest in Udhampur are Iskcon Temple, Mantalai, Gole Market, Dudhari Temple, Bhimgarh Fort, and Baba Dhansar Temple.

Parole to Samba

 Samba is only 43 KM away from Parole and it could be reached within 2 hours from Parole. There are many interesting places to visit in Samba. They are Purmandal, Mansar Laeke, Utterbehani, Baba Goran Shrine and Narsingh Ji Temple.

Parole to Jammu

The driving distance between Parole and Jammu is about 90 - 95 KM and it is well connected by road and rail. Direct buses are available to reach Jammu from Parole. Jammu has plenty of places to enjoy.

Parole to Jammu

The famous tourist destinations of Jammu are Sanasar, Bhaderwah, Raghunath Temple, Patnitop, Gauri Kund, Bahu Fort and Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Parole to Pathankot

Pathankot in Punjab is an important gateway to many places in north India. It is only 20 -25 KM away from Parole. One day trip to Pathankot can be easily planned from Parole. The interesting places one could enjoy visiting in Pathankot are Mukteshwar Temple, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Kathgarh Temple, Kali Mata Ka Mandir, Shahpurkandi Fort and Laxmi Narayan Mandir,

Weekend Getaways from Parole

Apart from some places of Jammu and Kashmir State, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have some wonderful tourist destinations which are ideal weekend destinations from Parole. Find here information about some places where you can enjoy your weekend or a short vacation.

Parole to Chamba

Parole to Chamba

Chamba is one of the most happening tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. The distance between Chamba and Parole is about 70 -80 KM and total time taken to travel is about 3 - 4 hours due to hilly terrain. The places in between are Nurpur, Chowari and Madhopur. The famous tourist destinations in Chamba are Khajjar Lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamba Central Park, Bhuri Singh Museum and Gauri Sankar Temple.

Parole to Dharamsala

It takes around 3 – 4 hours to reach Dharamsala from Parole as the driving distance is about 110 – 120 KM. Dharamsala is popular for its numerous Buddhist Monasteries. Other places of interest in Dharamsala are Kangra Fort, Bhagsunag Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Gyuto Monastery, Jwalamukhi Temple, St. John’s Church, the War Memorial, Hanuman Tibba and the Mahadeva Temple.

Parole to Gurdaspur

The distance between Gurdaspur and Parole is only 60 -70 KM. It is possible to reach Gurdaspur from Parole within 3 hours. Many historical places and religious shrines make Gurdaspur an important tourist hub of Punjab. Takht-i-Akbari, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Barath Sahib, Pandori Dham Temple, Dera Baba Nanak, Gurudwara Chola Sahib, Dhinapur Shrine, Minarah at Qadian, Jhulna Mahal, Gurdas Nagal are some of the important tourist spots of Gurdaspur which you could visit and enjoy during your weekend trip.  

Parole to Amritsar

Parole to Amritsar

The driving distance between Parole and Amritsar is about 140 - 150 KM and total time taken to reach Amritsar from Parole is about 5 -6 hours. Amristsar is a significant tourist destination with lots of religious shrines and historical monuments. One could enjoy a wonderful weekend at Amritsar with so many places to visit and with varieties of entertainment activities to perform. Main attractions of Amritsar are the Golden Temple, the Akal Takht and the Jalianwala Bagh.

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