Shankri Devta temple is situated on a hillock in village Meer of block Panchari in a scenic spot which is surrounded by meadows, lofty mountains and lush green forests. Village Meer and Block Headquarter, Panchari are linked with pucca road from Udhampur town.
The District Administration organises the Shankri Devta Mela in the month of April/May every year
Youth Services and Sports Department, Udhampur organized rural sports competitions including Kabbadi, Tug of war, weight lifting events for the entertainment of people and also to expose the talent of students in culture and games. The district administration has made adequate arrangements of drinking water facility, medicare, electricity, sanitation, transport etc. To educate the people about various state and centrally sponsored government schemes, different departments have put up their stalls at the site of mela. Local traders had also constructed their makeshift stalls of Jalebi, Pakora, bangles and toys etc. at the spot. J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with Local Dangal Committee also organized wrestling competitions during the first day of the mela in which famous wrestlers of different areas participated.
At A Glance:
How to Reach:- By Bus or By Private Taxi
Distance from Udhampur:- 45 K.M.
To whom Contact: Tourism Department Panchari
Where to Stay:- Domitry Block at Shankri Devta Panchari
Local Specialty if any:- Makki di Roti, Saag with Desi Ghee
Nearest Railway Station:- Udhampur Railway Station (50 km)
Places to visit:- Shankri Devta,Panchari