A pilgrim going to Vaishnodevi died near Ban Ganga area of Katra town in Reasi district on Saturday.
The pilgrim was identified as Vishno Sonaba and was a resident of Maharashtra.
The pilgrim was found dead under mysterious circumstances, a police officer said.
The body has been brought to Community Health Centre in Katra and a case has been registered.
The body will be handed over to the relatives after conducting all the legal and medical formalities, the officer said.