Katas Raj Temples
Katas Raj Temples
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Muttaqi
Doha315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
A wonderful place full of history. Parking is available. Wheel chair access not available. Recommended for all ages trip. No entry fees. Guided tours available on tip basis. Respect for religion and rituals is advised during visit. Easily accessible from Kalar Kahar interchange on M2.
Written 31 December 2022
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Shenal Iranga
Negombo, Sri Lanka98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is a very traditional, cultural and sacred location.

Hats off to Pakistani authorities for nicely maintaining the location.

The temple is nicely kept and preserved. A must go to place if you are interested in history and architecture.
Written 1 July 2023
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Ishtiaq Sagri
Indianapolis, IN5,005 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Family
A popular tourist destination, it I located in the Potohar Plateau near Kallar Kahar at an altitude of 2,000 feet. It is a complex of 12 Hindu temples connected to one another by walkways surrounding a pond named Katas which is regarded as sacred by Hindus. These are mostly constructed on square platforms. The site houses the Satgraha, a group of seven ancient temples, remains of a Buddhist stupa, five other medieval temples referred as havelis (townhouses). The Pakistani government began restoration works at the temples, with further improvements announced in 2017. The complex is traditionally believed to date back to the Mahabharata era. The temple pond is dried up as groundwater has been diverted for industrial purposes. The Katas Temple Complex used to be a major place of pilgrimage for the Hindus before the partition of India in 1947 and to this day several devotees visit it in Spring every year.
Written 13 November 2017
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Ashfaq Khan
Lahore, Pakistan148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Amazingly restored Shiva gi Hindu temples are in Salt Range Pakistan near Chakwal and Kallar Kahar. it is a world class tourist attraction. These are several Hindu temples connected to one another by walk ways. The temples form a complex surrounding a pond named Katas which is regarded as sacred by Hindus.Wonderful for day trips and best to visit during winters with family and friends.contact tours & info 03008094313
Written 13 December 2018
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Shaista K
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Katas Raj is located about 20 kms from Kalarkahar.So if you are coming from Lahore you can visit this place .
From islamabad it is about two hour's drive from motorway.

Katas is basically a temple complex consisting seven ancient temples.
All these temples are built around a pond which is of the holiest places for Hindus because they believe that it had been created from the tear drops of Shiva, after the death of his wife Satti.
One tear fell here in katas and formed Katas Lake, and the other one in Ajmer formed Pushkar Lake.
A very scenic and beautiful place with a green and blue water of lake surrounded by lush green hills..
Tour guide is availabe at unfixed cost.
There is no cafe for a cup of tea or snack so you better go with your own food there..
Joggers are recommended.
*A very scenic place for photography.
Good for one day trip from Rawalpindi/ Islamabad
Written 11 June 2018
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Kh A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Family
i went there is summers. its a one day trip form rawalpindi. not too many tourists were there at that time, we moved around the ruins in leisure, water was so green because of that everything looked fresh. its a must visit and its better to take your own food, there are many loquat orchids where you can have picnic after taking the permission from the owners. i have written my account of this trip on how2havefun.
Written 30 December 2017
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
This temple complex is also known as Qila Katas. It is a temple dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. There are records of this temple from Mahabharta times. It is believed that the Pandav brothers spent most of their 12 years exile here. An interesting legend goes about the ponds next to this temple. They say that when Lord Shiva's wife Satti died he cried so much that two pools were formed from the tears of his two eyes. One pool is said to be at Ketaksha, which also means raining eyes in Sanskrit, and the other one at either Pushkara in Ajmer or in Nainital. The temple complex has some beautiful buildings in it. You can see different temples, prayer rooms, frescoes and pathways. There are 7 temples here. You can see a beautiful stupa too. The view from the top is absolutely stunning. To reach this temple you have to take the Chua Sedanshah road from M2, from the Kallar Kahar stop.
Written 30 September 2015
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afzal ahmed
Dina, Pakistan13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Business
katas raj is a hindus most holy place situated in chakwal.it is very old structure .before being a hindu holiest temple it was a temple of jainmat.
Written 25 May 2020
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RandySherry
Incline Village, NV139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Quiet off the beaten track time complex. Many temples in good condition. Pay for the guide and go I side the temples and go to the roofs. Nice views of the whole comex and the natural springs. Bring lunch and enjoy the green space and shade. Look for the original Fresco's.
Written 16 March 2019
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jawwadz2017
Islamabad, Pakistan61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
The temple complex is an amazing trip in history & myth. The pond at the center of the temple complex is said to be created by a teardrop of lord Shiva.

Some of the temples are well preserved with original painting work still visible. Some new temples are constructed for visiting yatrees to worship.

This site also has remains of an old Budhist stupa as well as the site from where Al-Beyrooni is said to have made the first accurate measurement of planet Earth's circumference.
Written 20 July 2017
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