Situated approximately at a distance of 43 kms from Patnitop, Gaurikund is a popular tourist attraction in Patnitop region. Legend has it that Goddess Parvati took her daily bath at the spring in Gourikund before offering prayers at Sudh Mahadeva. Today where this sacred spring was situated, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati has been constructed. The temple is thronged by hundreds of devotees who offer their daily prayers.
A large number of pilgrims throng Gaurikund annually during the 3 day festival. A special fair is also held in the month of June each year during which devotees worship Lord Shiva and Parvati in the form of Uma and Shankar. Pilgrims bathe in the Dewaki Nadi or Dewaki River before performing ‘Pooja’ in this temple. After paying homage to Shiva and Parvati here, the devotees head towards Gaukaran and Papnashi Vavli, which are other attractions in Patnitop.
The temple is perched at a steep height and is about 5 kms away from Sudh Mahadeva. Besides being an important pilgrimage site, Sudh Mahadev is a charming natural site. It lies on the banks of the Dewak River, which is considered as sacred as the Ganges. Thus many who visit Gourikund also pay homage at Sudh Mahadev Temple as well.
Another important place to see near Gaurikund is Patnitop. It is the prime tourist attraction in Jammu region and is renowned for its resplendent landscape and avenues for many thrilling adventure activities. One can enjoy activities like trekking, skiing, golfing, sledging and aero sports like paragliding, parasailing and hot air ballooning.